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Gigabyte shows off RGB illuminated X99 motherboards

Gigabyte shows off RGB illuminated X99 motherboards

Gigabyte shows off RGB illuminated X99 motherboards

Gigabyte shows off RGB illuminated X99 motherboards

 

Gigabyte has showcased their upcoming RGB illuminated X99 Ultra Gaming and Designare motherboards, both of which feature upgraded feature sets and BIOS support for Intel's upcoming Broadwell-E series processors. 

These new motherboards come with a similar aesthetic to their current selection of Z170 motherboards, with the motherboards on show offering a red and white colour scheme or a blue and white colour schemes. These pre-existing colour schemes make RGB illumination a very strange choice, as the blue or red accents on the motherboards will limit your RGB illumination options as they may clash the motherboard's existing colour schemes.   

Below you can see pictures of Gigabyte's GA-X99-Designare EX, which is a new model from Gigabyte that is designed to offer a lot of a large selection of storage connection options and a total of 5 full-length PCI-e slots. The first second and fourth PCIe slots will operate at x16 speeds while the third slot will work at x4 and the fifth will work at x8 speeds. 

Storage wise the Designare will offer a large number of SATA ports, SATA Express support and two U.2 connections for NVMe storage. Right now we expect that there will be an M.2 slot between the first two PCIe 16x lanes, but it is expected that it will only offer support shorter M.2 products.  

  Gigabyte shows off RGB illuminated X99 motherboards 

Moving onto the Gigabyte GA-X99 Ultra Gaming motherboard we can see that it has a lot of similarities to the Designare, but it makes some key changes, first it trades its third PCIe slot with a full-length M.2 slot and takes away a single U.2 SSD connection. We see the blue and white colour scheme switched with a red and white one, with this motherboard offering much less white shrouding.

The X99 Ultra Gaming also does not offer the build in wireless card and has only used black PCIe and DDR4 memory slots. 

 

Gigabyte shows off RGB illuminated X99 motherboards

 

The only downsides of these motherboards are their colour schemes, which will clash with the boards RGB LEDs when using certain colour options. It would have been better if this board used an All white or a black and white aesthetic to better suit the RGB design, or just not include RGB illumination at all. 

 

You can join the discussion on Gigabyte's X99 RGB illuminated motherboards on the OC3D Forums.  

  

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23-05-2016, 07:13:09

Warchild
Probably just me, but I really dislike leds on motherboards/blocks/fans. It just seems so tacky and childish or at least the sort of thing you did when you first built a pc at 16yrs old and wanted your eyes to bleed from the overkill red leds.
The only exception I suppose would be a discreet soft white light to show things in its natural elegance.

Each to their own I guess. Quote

23-05-2016, 07:23:58

Wraith
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Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
Probably just me, but I really dislike leds on motherboards/blocks/fans. It just seems so tacky and childish or at least the sort of thing you did when you first built a pc at 16yrs old and wanted your eyes to bleed from the overkill red leds.
The only exception I suppose would be a discreet soft white light to show things in its natural elegance.

Each to their own I guess.
Personally I agree 100% with this, I learned early on that EZCool LED fans and Cold Cathode tubes were tacky.. simple low level white light is all you need.Quote

23-05-2016, 07:24:00

Lazlo
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Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
Probably just me, but I really dislike leds on motherboards/blocks/fans. It just seems so tacky and childish or at least the sort of thing you did when you first built a pc at 16yrs old and wanted your eyes to bleed from the overkill red leds.
The only exception I suppose would be a discreet soft white light to show things in its natural elegance.

Each to their own I guess.
I think they are going a bit overboard with rgb at the moment. I'm not against options but a lot of people don't even have a window in their case and "everything" coming out lately seems to be rgb.Quote

23-05-2016, 07:28:57

King of Old Old School
Yes as other have said RGB on a motherboard just looks so tacky, IMO these Gigabyte boards look bad.

There is nothing wrong using a LED strip what are people get that lazy they don't want to use a LED strip.Quote

23-05-2016, 07:31:28

Warchild
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Originally Posted by King of Old School View Post
Yes as other have said RGB on a motherboard just looks so tacky, IMO these Gigabyte boards look bad.
Yep,

I'm also against overkill logos and model branding over everything. Subtle, stealthy and simplified makes things so much more unique and eye catching. I do NOT need to see

G1 in larger than life fonts plastered everywhere.Quote
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