Gigabyte GA-X99M-Gaming 5 Micro-ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-X99M-Gaming 5 Micro-ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-X99M-Gaming 5 Micro-ATX Motherboard

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Product Highlights

  • Micro-ATX Form Factor
  • Intel LGA 2011 Socket
  • Intel X99 Express Chipset
  • Supports Intel Core i7 Processors
  • Supports DDR4-2800 (OC) Memory
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x 16 Slots
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 Slot
  • Gigabit Ethernet Atheros Killer LAN
  • 4 x USB 3.0 and 6 x USB 2.0 Ports
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  • 1Description
The GA-X99M-Gaming 5 Micro-ATX Motherboard from Gigabyte features an LGA2011 socket that can accept the Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition and Intel Xeon E5 series processors. This allows you to build a reliable and stable high-end system, which can handle 3D graphics, editing video, and more. To support the power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, this motherboard is built with all digital IR PWM and PowlRstage controllers to deliver the right amount of power. It also offers four DIMM slots that can hold a total of 32GB of DDR4 RAM chips for quad-channel memory architecture.

This motherboard provides PCI Express 3.0 slots that can support CrossFire or SLI dual-graphics technology to offer you high-resolution and responsive graphics. For connecting to optical and storage drives, six SATA III connectors are available and allow for data transfers up to 6 Gb/s. When you need faster access to your data, this motherboard includes the M.2 slot and a SATA Express connector, which can transfer data up to 10 Gb/s. It also has 10 USB ports for connecting to peripherals and a gigabit Ethernet jack for a network connection. With Realtek audio ALC1150, you can enjoy crystal-clear sound and music through the six audio jacks.

G1 Performance

All Digital Power Design
Gigabyte X99 series motherboards use an all-digital CPU power design from International Rectifier which includes 4th Generation digital PWM Controllers and 3rd Generation PowIRstage controllers. These 100% digital controllers offer precision in delivering power to the motherboard's most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, allowing you to achieve maximum performance from Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition processors.
IR Digital PWM & IR PowIRstage ICs
The IR digital power controllers and PowIRstage ICs feature Isense technology, which provide precise current sensing accuracy. This helps distribute the thermal loading between the PowerIRstage ICs evenly, preventing the overheating of each individual PowerIRstage, resulting in longer lifespan and better reliability.
Chokes by Cooper Bussmann
Gigabyte X99 series motherboards feature Server Level Cooper Bussmann Chokes that provide server level reliability, high current capacity, reduce heat created by power loss, and efficient power delivery to CPU VRM area.
Durable Jet-Black Solid Caps
Solid-state capacitors are designed to perform at maximum efficiency for extended periods, even in extreme performance configurations. They provide reliability and stability with ultra-low ESR no matter how high the CPU loading.
Single Package Design
IR has utilized packaging technology developed by DirectFET that incorporates the Driver IC, high-side MOSFET, and low-side MOSFET into a single package design. This design improves the thermal capability, reduces electrical leakage, and takes up less real estate on the motherboard when compared to a multi-chip design.
Multi-GPU Support
Gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution this motherboard supports 2-Way CrossFire or SLI action, which delivers faster graphics performance by supporting two graphic cards versus just one.
Dual M.2 Technology for SSD Drive and Wi-Fi Card
This motherboard provides PCI-Express connectivity for an SSD device and an 802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0 card. PCI-Express delivers up to 10 Gb/s data transfer speeds. M.2 technology offers faster storage performance than current mSATA and SATA Revision 3 (6 Gb/s) storage devices. Gigabyte's stacked design optimizes the PCB real-estate usage, allowing more components to be efficiently added without compromising any space.
SATA Express Connector
SATA Express features data transfer rates of up to 10Gb/s, which is higher than SATA Revision 3 (6 Gb/s). It won't bottleneck the fast transfer rates utilized in NAND flash technologies such as SSDs. SATA Express combines the benefits of PCI-Express and SATA to provide higher bandwidth, allowing SATA Express based drives to perform at similar speeds as PCI-Express based drives.

G1 Audio

Separate Right and Left Audio Channel PCB Layers
By placing the right and left audio channels on separate PCB layers, Gigabyte motherboards are able to eliminate channel crosstalk and help maintain the best audio quality.
Realtek ALC1150 HD Audio with Built-in Rear Audio Amplifier
The ALC1150 is a multi-channel High Definition Audio Codec that delivers up to 115 dB SNR, offering HD quality audio from your computer. It provides ten DAC channels that simultaneously support 7.1-channel sound playback, plus 2 channels of independent stereo sound output (multiple streaming) through the front panel stereo outputs. Two integrated stereo ADCs can support a microphone array with Acoustic Echo Cancellation, Beam Forming, and Noise Suppression technologies. The ALC1150 incorporates Realtek proprietary converter technology to achieve Front differential output 115 dB Signal-to-Noise ratio playback (DAC) quality and 104 dB SNR recording (ADC) quality.
Upgradable OP-AMP
Customize the audio with optional OP-AMPs that provide a unique audio performance based on your listening preference. In addition, you can select standard 2.5x or high-amplification 6x mode that provides a gain boost, which is ideal for high impedance speakers and headphones.
Nichicon Audio Capacitors
Japanese branded Nichicon audio capacitors deliver high-quality sound resolution and sound expansion to create realistic sound effects for gamers.
Gold Plated Audio Hardware
The audio ports are gold-plated that offer improved signal conductivity and will not tarnish over extended periods of use. The audio controller is also shielded by a gold-plated cover, which eliminates electrostatic interference.
Quad DAC-UP USB Ports
Four USB DAC-UP ports provide clean, noise-free power delivery to your Digital-to-Analog Converter. DACs can be sensitive to fluctuations in power from the other USB ports, which is why Gigabyte USB DAC-UP takes advantage of an isolated power source that minimizes potential fluctuations.

G1 Design

Killer E2200 Network
This Gigabyte motherboard features the Killer E2200 from Qualcomm Atheros, an adaptive gigabit Ethernet controller that offers smoother online gaming and online media performance compared to standard solutions. With Advanced Stream Detect technology, it identifies and prioritizes all network traffic to ensure important applications that require high-speed connectivity are prioritized over less important traffic.
Heat Sink Design
Gigabyte has created a design that offers efficient cooling on key areas of the motherboard including the PWM area and chipset (PCH). This provides optimal thermal parameters when running aggressive and extreme configurations.
Ambient LED
LED programmable lights over the audio guard path allow you to configure them to beat to the rhythm of the music you are listening to, or pulse at a soothing pace to enhance the environment of your game, movie, or music.
Ambient LED Modes
  • Still Mode: LEDs stay continuously lit.
  • Beat Mode: LEDs will blink to the beat of the music played through the audio jack.
  • Pulse Mode: LEDs will blink slowly.
  • Off: LEDs will be tuned off
6x 30μ Gold-Plated Design
To provide reliability and longevity, the PCIe and 4 DIMM slots as well as the CPU socket has been gold-plated to help prevent corroded pins and bad contacts when used longer than an average workday.
2 oz Copper PCB
Two ounces of copper are used on the printed circuit board to provide sufficient power trace paths between components. This handles greater than normal power loads when overclocking and removes heat from the critical CPU power delivery area.
DualBIOS Design
You can use the secondary BIOS when the primary BIOS fails due to a virus attack, hardware malfunction, incorrect OC settings, or power failure during the update process.
Supports Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition CPUs (Haswell-E)
Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition is an 8-core desktop 22nm CPU and supports DDR4 memory. It delivers 8 core (16 threaded) multitask processing, higher frequencies, as well as a larger cache size. It also offers performance and is energy efficiency. Additionally, you can draw even more performance out of an Extreme Edition CPU, as they are fully unlocked for overclocking. With enhanced overclocking oriented options available on all GIGABYTE X99 series motherboards, you will be able to take full advantage of all the performance potential of Intel Extreme Edition CPUs.
4-Channel DDR4 RAM Slots
Featuring stock frequencies starting at 2133 MHz, DDR4 delivers up to 20% less energy consumption and twice as much density as the previous generation DDR3. DDR4 memory modules can help your computer load programs faster, increase responsiveness, and handle heavy data tasks in a flash. This motherboard provides 4-Channel DDR4 memory support across the entire range, bringing fast memory access.

Gigabyte App Center Including EasyTune and Cloud Station Utilities

Gigabyte APP Center
Access Gigabyte apps via the customizable APP Center to get the most of your Gigabyte motherboard. Using a simple unified user interface, the Gigabyte APP Center allows you to launch all Gigabyte apps installed on your system. You can also check related updates online, and download the latest apps, drivers, and BIOS.
EasyTune App
EasyTune is a simple and easy-to-use Windows-based software program that allows you to fine-tune your system settings and displays system-related information without the need to install additional software. It lets you adjust the system clocks, memory clocks, and voltages.
  • Smart Quick Boost: Choose from different levels of CPU frequencies to achieve desired system performance.
  • Advanced CPU OC: Set CPU base clock, frequency, voltages, and integrated graphics frequency.
  • Advanced DDR OC: Sets the memory clock.
  • 3D Power: Change power phase, voltage, and frequency settings.
Cloud Station Server
Using your smartphone, tablet, or PC, you can communicate, share resources, and control desktop PCs via a wireless connection.
  • HomeCloud: Share files between your smart phone/tablet device and computer or back up files from the device to the computer.
  • HotSpot: Turns your computer into a virtual wireless access point and allows you to share your connection with your other wireless devices.
  • Gigabyte Remote: Control the mouse / keyboard / Windows Media Player on your computer from your smartphone/tablet device.
  • Remote OC: This software suite allows you to remotely overclock, monitor, tweak, power down, and reset the PC.
  • Auto Green: By pairing the system with a Bluetooth device and selecting a power-saving mode in the OS that uses less energy. When you walk away from the computer, it automatically powers down to save energy and when it detects the Bluetooth device again, resumes.
Game Controller
Game Controller allows you to define your own hotkeys and change the mouse sensitivity.
Bundled Software
Norton Internet Security (OEM version): Provides protection for your system against malware, viruses, and more.
Intel Smart Response Technology: Automatically stores your most frequently used applications and data into the faster SSD.
UPC: 813567020011
In the Box
Gigabyte GA-X99M-Gaming 5 Micro-ATX Motherboard
  • Motherboard Driver Disk
  • 4 x SATA Cables
  • I/O Shield
  • 2-Way SLI Bridge Connector
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Form Factor Micro-ATX
    CPU Support Intel Core i7 processors in the LGA2011-3 package
    Chipset Intel X99 Express Chipset
    Socket Type LGA2011
    Main Memory RAM Slots: 4
    Type: 2800 (O.C.) / 2666 (O.C.) / 2400 (O.C.) / 2133 MHz DIMM DDR4
    Max Size: 32 GB
    4-Channel memory architecture
    Support for non-ECC memory modules
    Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
    Support for RDIMM 1Rx8 memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)
    Audio Realtek ALC1150 codec
    High Definition Audio
    2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
    Support for S/PDIF Out
    LAN Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2201 chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
    Expansion Slots 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIE_1/PCIE_2)
    Support for 2-Way AMD CrossFire/NVIDIA SLI technology

    1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIE_3)
    When an i7-5820K CPU is installed, the PCIE_2 slot operates at up to x8 mode and the PCIE_3 operates at up to x4 mode

    1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot

    1 x M.2 Socket 1 connector for the wireless communication module (M2_WIFI)
    Storage Interface Chipset
    1 x M.2 PCIe connector (M2_10G, Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA and PCIe x2/x1 SSD support)
    1 x SATA Express connector
    6 x SATA III 6 Gb/s connectors (SATA3 0 to 5)
    Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
    Only AHCI mode is supported when an M.2 PCIe SSD or a SATA Express device is installed.
    M2_10G, SATA Express, and SATA3 4/5 connectors can only be used one at a time.


    Chipset
    4 x SATA III 6 Gb/s connectors (sSATA3 0 to 3), supporting IDE and AHCI modes only
    An operating system installed on the SATA3 0 to 5 ports cannot be used on the sSATA3 0 to 3 ports.
    USB Chipset + Renesas uPD720210 USB 3.0 Hub
    Internal I/O Connectors 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
    1 x 8-pin ATX 12 V power connector
    1 x M.2 Socket 3 connector
    1 x SATA Express connector
    10 x SATA 6 Gb/s connectors
    1 x CPU fan header
    1 x Water cooling fan header (CPU_OPT)
    3 x System fan headers
    1 x Front panel header
    1 x Front panel audio header
    1 x S/PDIF Out header
    2 x USB 3.0/2.0 headers (Supports 2 USB 3.0 ports per header)
    2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers (Supports 2 USB 2.0 ports per header)
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper
    1 x Power button
    1 x Reset button
    1 x Clear CMOS button
    1 x Audio gain control switch
    2 x BIOS switches
    Back Panel I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 keyboard port
    1 x PS/2 mouse port
    4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
    6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
    1 x RJ-45 port
    1 x Optical S/PDIF Out connector
    5 x Audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
    2 x Wi-Fi antenna connector holes
    I/O Control iTE I/O Controller Chip
    Monitoring and Management Support System voltage detection
    CPU/System/Chipset temperature detection
    CPU/CPU OPT/System fan speed detection
    CPU/System/Chipset overheating warning
    CPU/CPU OPT/System fan fail warning
    CPU/CPU OPT/System fan speed control
    BIOS 2 x 128 Mbit flash
    Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
    Support for DualBIOS
    PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
    Supports APP Center
    Q-Flash
    Smart Switch
    Xpress Install
    Operating System Support Windows 8.1 / 8 / 7
    Dimensions 9.6 x 9.6" / 24.4 x 24.4 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.787 x 10.709 x 2.835"

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