Gigabyte G1 Gaming X99 Ultra Gaming Review

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Wow. The box is attention grabbing in the extreme. It's fantastic. In a world where monochrome seems to be the colour scheme of choice for absolutely everything it is delightful to find a box which screams colour.

It's not only the outside that is impressive either. Despite having such an affordable price tag the Ultra Gaming isn't miserly when it comes to accessories. Sure the door hanger is probably aimed at a younger audience than the board itself, but everything else is spot on.

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We adore the looks of the X99 Ultra Gaming. The black PCB is fairly standard, but the combination of piercing white with red accents and the bracing for the DIMM and PCI Express slots really creates a good looking motherboard. It's the perfect match for a case with either white or red internals, or you could go for black to match the PCB and really make the heatsinks pop.

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The devil, as they always say, is in the details and we think that the details on the X99 Ultra Gaming are very nice indeed. Everywhere you look things are well places with lots of room to make building easy without leaving the board devoid of features. There are plenty of storage options if you're the type of person who has a lot of drives in their system, with U.2, M.2, SATA Express and regular SATA offerings.

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The IO section provides plenty of options. It's odd to see a PS2 connector on the back of such a modern motherboard, but beyond that it's swathed in the latest technologies, including dual LAN, WiFi and USB 3.1.

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Most Recent Comments

06-09-2016, 08:51:04

Dicehunter
Time to get my cuppa on for the vid Quote

06-09-2016, 20:53:10

King of Old Old School
Meh too many LED's, Companies have gone completely mental with the amount of LED's on the motherboards, The worst is yet to come with LED lighting.Quote

07-09-2016, 02:44:17

Kushiro
The colors still suck.Quote

08-09-2016, 14:39:42

realneil
Good review. Thanks.
I liked it so much that I bought one of them.
I'll use my i7-6850K in it.Quote

08-09-2016, 17:19:56

Flux
I have one of these boards which I bought as part of a bundle with a 5820k, got myself some red vengeance led ddr4 memory set to slow pulsing and set the board to red static, looks great and illuminates the case well. Loving the board so far been a good upgrade over my old kit.Quote
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