11 Jan, 2015   Rakesh Sharma    Reviews .

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Board is in a black and yellow colour theme.

Layout

Detailed layout of the board

1. Intel LGA2011-3 CPU Socket

2. 8 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB of system memory

3. 4. 24-pin ATX and 8-pin ATX 12V power connectors.

5. Back I/O Ports. 1 x PS/2 keyboard port, 1 x PS/2 mouse port, 6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports, 4 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 .

6, 7, 17, 20. 2 x CPU Fan headers, 3 x System Fan headers

8. Back I/O and Chipset LED Connector.

9, 10. M.2 Socket 3 Wifi and SSD Card connector

11. Intel x99 Chipset cooled with Solid aluminum and copper heat-pipe heatsink with LED and Gigabyte logo

12, 13. 1 x SATA Express connector, 10 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

14 to 21. front panel header, USB 3.0/2.0 header, 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header,PCIe power connector, front panel audio header

22. Thunderbolt add-in card connector

23. 2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIE_1, PCIE_2) * For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIE_1 slot; if you are installing two PCI Express graphics cards, it is recommended that you install them in the PCIE_1 and PCIE_2 slots. 2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x8 (PCIE_3, PCIE_4)* The PCIE_4 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIE_1 slot. When the PCIE_4 slot is populated, the PCIE_1 slot will operate at up to x8 mode. * 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. (All PCI Express x16 slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.) 3 x PCI Express x1 slots (The PCI Express x1 slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)

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