The Gigabyte X99 UD7 WiFi motherboard will feature the LGA 2011-3 socket, which supports Intel’s upcoming Haswell-E HEDT processors. The board features a more of a black and gold design with a black PCB and gold accents on the heatsinks. All four of the heatsinks are connected by heatpipes for even better cooling.
The board will feature an 8 phase PWM. Gigabyte has used their Ultra Durable design across their X99 motherboards which make use of the industry leading PowIRstage controllers from International Rectifier. These 100% digital controllers offer enhanced precision in delivering power to the motherboard’s power hungry and energy sensitive components. The PowerIR stage ICs used on the Gigabyte X99 UD7 WiFi have the highest rating of 40A with lower losses, excellent thermal management and higher efficiency. The new DirectFET technology helps save motherboard space and less electrical leakage as compared to MCM packages (Multi-Chip Module).
Expansion on the motherboard includes four PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots and three PCI-Express 3.0 x1 slots. The motherboard will be able to support 4-way SLI and CrossFire setups. There is also a mSATA and mPCIe slot in between the PCI-Express slot, to which the WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) module is installed. Storage includes 10 SATA 6GB/s ports, 2 SATA Express ports, and two USB 3.0 headers.
The board will also feature Gigabyte’s AMP-UP audio solution that uses high-end audio capacitors and has PCB isolation for less interference. Also spotted on the motherboard are power and reset buttons and a debug LED. Expect this motherboard along with Gigabyte’s other X99 motherboards to launch August 29th 2014.