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  • jonnyGURU - Friday, August 29, 2014 - link

    Uggh... Single 8-pin power connector. No AUX power connectors. This is FAIL. I've already seen X99 boards drawing over Intel spec on the 8-pin because the connector is feeding power to more parts of the motherboard than just the CPU (ex: PCIe slot) even with OC'd CPU's without L2N. Hi Cookie signed off on this?

    FYI: The ASRock X99 OC Formula mobo has an 8-pin AND a 4-pin:
  • jonnyGURU - Friday, August 29, 2014 - link

    Oh.... and a 4-pin Molex all the way on the South side of the board (though it points down like it does on the Gigabyte X99, which makes it a total pain in the ass to plug in/route, but at least it's there.) Reply
  • SirKnobsworth - Friday, August 29, 2014 - link

    I see what looks like a SATA power connector on all of the pictured boards. On the right side, just above the SATA ports. Reply
  • The_Assimilator - Friday, August 29, 2014 - link

    Yup, Gigabyte has been doing that since the Z77 days. Reply
  • Assimilator87 - Sunday, August 31, 2014 - link

    Omg, it's the guru himself! *Bows* Reply
  • Redstorm - Friday, August 29, 2014 - link

    two M.2 ports (One 2.0 x4, one 3.0 x4), This appears incorrect for the X99-Gaming G1 WiFi on Gigabytes web site it states "GIGABYTE X99 motherboards featuring Dual M.2 technology provides users PCI-Express connectivity for SSD devices and onboard 11AC WIFI + Bluetooth 4.0. Delivering up to 10 Gb/s data transfer speeds" which means all their board have sub optimal M.2 slots with only 2 PCIe Gen2 lanes hooked up. If your looking for a good M.2 board Gigabyte is not it. Reply
  • Ytterbium - Monday, September 01, 2014 - link

    I think the dual slot's from Gigabyte are for WiFi & M2 not 2 M2's I don't see how you would screw down the 2nd one when 1st is installed. Also this would explain the 2.0 vs 3.0 WiFi doesn't need 3.0 Reply
  • DrMuscles - Saturday, September 06, 2014 - link

    This article needs an X99 tag:

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