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Gigabyte X99-Designare-EX Specifications:

CPU
Support for Intel® Core™ i7 processors in the LGA2011-3 package
L3 cache varies with CPU
(Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)
Chipset
Intel® X99 Express Chipset
Memory
8 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 128 GB of system memory
* Support for up to 256 GB of system memory when using Registered DIMMs.
* Due to a Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than the size of the physical memory installed.
4 channel memory architecture
Support for DDR4 3600(OC) / 3400(OC) / 3333(O.C.) / 3200(O.C.) / 3000(O.C.) / 2800(O.C.) / 2666(O.C.) / 2400(O.C.) / 2133 MHz memory modules
Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules
Support for Registered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx4/2Rx4 memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)
Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
(Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)
Audio
Realtek® ALC1150 codec
High Definition Audio
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
Support for S/PDIF Out
Wireless Communication module
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band
Bluetooth 4.2, 4.1, BLE, 4.0, 3.0, 2.1+EDR
Support for 11ac wireless standard and up to 867 Mbps data rate
* Actual data rate may vary depending on environment and equipment.
LAN
2 x Intel® GbE LAN chips (10/100/1000 Mbit)
Support for Teaming
Expansion Slots
3 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1~3)
* The PCIEX8 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX16_1 slot. When the PCIEX8 slot is populated, the PCIEX16_1 slot operates at up to x8 mode.
* The U2_32G_2 connector shares bandwidth with the PCIEX16_2 slot. When the U2_32G_2 connector is populated, the PCIEX16_2 slot operates at up to x8 mode.
* The M2_32G connector shares bandwidth with the PCIEX16_3 slot. When the M2_32G connector is populated, the PCIEX16_3 slot operates at up to x8 mode.
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8)
(The PCIEX16 and PCIEX8 slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
* The SATA_EXPRESS connector shares bandwidth with the PCIEX4 slot. When the SATA_EXPRESS connector is populated, the PCIEX4 slot operates at up to x2 mode.
1 x PCI Express x1 slot
(The PCIEX4 and PCIEX1 slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
1 x M.2 Socket 1 connector for the wireless communication module (M2_WIFI)
Multi-Graphics Technology
Support for NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ and 3-Way/2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ technologies
Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ and 3-Way/2-Way AMD CrossFire™ technologies
Storage Interface
Chipset:
1 x SATA Express connector
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3 0~5), supporting RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (sSATA3 0~3), supporting IDE and AHCI modes only
(An operating system installed on the SATA3 0~5 ports cannot be used on the sSATA 0~3 ports.)
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 PCIe x4/x2 SSD support)
2 x U.2 connectors
* When an i7-5820K or i7-6800K CPU is installed, the U2_32G_1 connector becomes unavailable.
USB
Chipset+Intel® USB 3.1 controller:
1 x USB Type-C™ port on the back panel, with USB 3.1 support
1 x USB 3.1 Type-A port (red) on the back panel
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Chipset+Renesas® USB 3.0 Hubs:
8 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)
Chipset:
1 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports on the back panel
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports available through the internal USB headers
Internal I/O Connectors
              
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x M.2 Socket 3 connector
2 x U.2 connectors
1 x SATA Express connector
10 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x CPU fan header
1 x water cooling fan/water cooling pump header (CPU_OPT_PUMP)
2 x system fan headers
1 x system fan/water cooling pump header (SYS_FAN3_PUMP)
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x S/PDIF Out header
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 headers
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1 x Thunderbolt™ add-in card connector
1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
1 x RGB LED strip extension cable header
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
Back Panel Connectors
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1 x DisplayPort In port
2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
1 x USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.1 support
1 x USB 3.1 Type-A port (red)
5 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
2 x RJ-45 ports
1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
I/O Controller
iTE® I/O Controller Chip
H/W Monitoring
System voltage detection
CPU/System/Chipset temperature detection
CPU/CPU OPT/System fan (pump) speed detection
CPU/System/Chipset overheating warning
CPU/CPU OPT/System fan (pump) fail warning
CPU/CPU OPT/System fan (pump) speed control
* Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the fan (pump) you install.
BIOS
2 x 128 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
Support for DualBIOS™
Support for Q-Flash Plus
* The USB flash drive used must be a USB 2.0 flash drive.
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
Unique Features              
Support for APP Center
* Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.
3D OSD
@BIOS
Ambient LED
AutoGreen
BIOS Setup
Color Temperature
Cloud Station
EasyTune
Easy RAID
Fast Boot
ON/OFF Charge
Platform Power Management
Smart TimeLock
Smart Keyboard
Smart Backup
System Information Viewer
USB Blocker
V-Tuner
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Smart Switch
Support for Xpress Install
Bundle Software              
Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
cFosSpeed
Operating System
Support for Windows 10/8.1 64-bit
Support for Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit
Form Factor
ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm

 

Gigabyte X99-Designare-EX Features:

  • Supports Intel® Core™ i7 6950X Processor Extreme Edition
  • Support Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0
  • Quad Channel, Registered / Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 8 DIMMs
  • Intel® USB 3.1 with USB Type-C™ & PD 2.0 36W Support
  • Premium 3-Way PCIe x16 Multi-Graphics Support
  • NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 22110 M.2 Interface & U.2 Interface for Intel® SSD 750
  • SATA Express Connector for Up to 10Gb/s Data Transfer
  • Dual Intel® GbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software
  • 115dB SNR HD Audio with Built-in Rear Audio Amplifier
  • Ambient Surround LED with RGB Multi-Color Choices
  • Ultra Durable Metal Shielding over PCIe and DDR Slots
  • Ultra Durable Anti-Sulfur Resistors for Longer Lifespan
  • Ultra Durable Anti-Rust Rear I/O Connectors
  • Dual Hybrid Fan Headers with Precise PWM / Voltage Control for Water Pump & Fan
  • GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™ with Q-Flash Plus USB ports
  • APP Center Including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ Utilities
  • Intel® 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless Connection & Bluetooth® 4.2
  • Rear Panel DisplayPort-In for Future Feature Upgrade



 

All information courtesy of Gigabyte @ //www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5812#ov




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