GIGABYTE includes the latest version of their UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) with the the X99-Gaming 5P motherboard. The UEFI offers full keyboard and mouse support while using the UEFI pages with enhanced mouse navigation supported by...
Smart Recovery 2
System Information Viewer
Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
Intel® Smart Response...
CPU Cooler Fit
To test the amount of space surrounding the CPU socket, we mounted a Noctua NH-D15 cooler to the CPU socket. Both a overly large CPU air coolers, sporting a dual fan construction and two huge vertical cooling towers.
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Courtesy of SUPERMICRO
SUPERMICRO is a vendor you really don't hear much about anymore, unless you are dealing with datacenter and server builds. However, they are looking to make a comeback...
Synthetic Benchmark Testing
SiSoft Sandra 2014 SP3
The Sandra benchmarks remain a fast and easy way to determine system quality from a CPU and memory...
Audio Subsystem Testing
Audio Playback Testing
Using a selection of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music tracks and Windows Media Player, the audio subsystem playback performance was tested for playback accuracy and fidelity.
Playback using the app provided...
To verify that the motherboard works as advertised, the board was run through our standard benchmark suite. In most cases, the results are presented for the motherboard under review as well as a different...
The following screens detail additional settings in the UEFI interface.
System Information menu, Motherboard page