The rumors about the new Intel Haswell-E generation are known for some time now, especially after some manufacturers showed their X99 motherboards at Computex this year. Now Gigabyte revealed their X99 Gaming G1 WiFi model.
We are talking about the next Intel high-end platform that will continue to use the LGA2011 socket, grown to version 3. Also, the DDR4 replaces the DDR3 memory modules, bringing 50% more bandwidth.
The motherboard uses the quad-channel memory architecture while the Ultra Durable technology is also present. The VRM has an 8-phase design while the left top-edge contains the overclocking area offering the 2-digit LED display, the control buttons and the measurement points.
There are 4x PCIE x16 and 4x PCIE x1 and we can spot the M.2 socket that contains the Wi-Fi module. The SATA Express ports are surrounded by the SATA 6Gbps ones and guarded by a SATA power connector.
Intel will reveal CPUs with 8 and 6 cores and will drop the 4-core ones. The enthusiasts will benefit from 16 threads and new level of CPU peformance (33-50%) added to the DDR4 increase in speed.
You can read the GIGABYTE X99 Gaming G1 WiFi review.