Gigabyte Technology has launched the GA-X99 Ultra Gaming motherboard in India. Besides enhancing the gaming experience to a whole new level, it brings in the best features of Intel’s X99 chipset that is capable of powering the most demanding games of today. After all, the Intel X99 Chipset is designed to create the ultimate desktop PC platform for extreme gamers and content creators.
The GA-X99-Ultra Gaming has a number of features to enhance the gaming experience, including increased transfer speeds. The motherboard sports the Intel USB 3.1 controller that utilizes four PCIe Gen. 2 Lanes. This brings up to 20GB/s of total bandwidth for optimal transfer speeds of up to 10GB/s per USB 3.1. With twice the bandwidth compared to its previous generation, the much-enhanced USB 3.1 protocol is available over the new reversible USB Type-C and the traditional USB Type-A connector to ensure better compatibility with a wider range of devices.
Games that use VR or 4K need a large volume of data to be transferred quickly with high frames per second. The latest SSds from Intel, the X99-Ultra Gaming, provides the maximum bandwidth possible.
Besides these, the motherboard gives absolute LED control to the gamers with a system that can be customized fully. The Pin headers for third-party LED strips allows the gamer to have complete control over the system’s onboard LEDs with a Gigabyte Ambient LED application.
Following are the highlights of the motherboard:
- Four DIMM slots and 2 PCIS slots
- Supports Intel Core i7 6950X Processor Extreme Edition
- Quad Channel, Registered / Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 8 DIMMs
- Intel USB 3.1 with USB Type-C Support
- SATA Express Connector for Up to 10Gb/s Data Transfer
The GA-X99-Ultra Gaming costs Rs. 29,000 and comes with a warranty of three years.