Gigabyte X79S-UP5 WiFi Intel LGA 2011 Review 5

Gigabyte X79S-UP5 WiFi Intel LGA 2011 Review

Intel C606 Express Chipset »


It's been nearly a year since Intel launched the X79 Express platform, and I have been enjoying what the platform offers since then. However, when Intel launched that platform, not all of the functionality was really there. It was missing PCIe 3.0 and SAS support, although a few boards did manage to trickle out with more features enabled than others.

Not all users of the X79 Express platform, including myself, are getting all they could out of their CPUs and here is the Gigabyte X79S-UP5 WiFi to help make that possible. There is something distinctly different with the X79S-UP5 WiFi, however.

With a design focus centered on Workstation users who demand the ultimate in reliability and functionality, the Gigabyte X79S-UP5 WiFi is far more than its name may hint at because it's not using the plain Intel X79 Express Chipset. It is, instead, equipped with a far higher-quality Intel C606 Express Chipset.


CPU SUPPORT:2nd Gen Intel Core i7 processor family for the LGA 2011 Socket
POWER DESIGN:CPU Power: 8+1 Phase
PCH Power: 2 Phase
Memory Power: 1+1 Phase
CHIPSET:Intel C606 Express
MEMORY:8 x DIMM, Max. 64 GB, DDR3 1066 to DDR3 2400
BIOS:2 x AMI EFI BIOS with 64 Mb Flash ROM
SLOTS:4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (x16/x0/x4/x16 or x16/x8/x4/x8)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slot
1 x PCI slot
HDD CONNECTIVITY:2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s (Intel C606)
4 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s (Intel C606)
8 x SAS2/SATA3 6.0 Gb/s (Intel C606)
NETWORKING:1x Intel WG82579LM PCIe Gigabit LAN
1x Realtek RTL8111E PCIe Gigabit LAN
PORTS:12 x USB 2.0 ports (6 at back panel, 6 at front panel)
6 x USB 3.0 ports (4 at back panel, 2 at front panel)
2 x RJ45 LAN connectors
1 x Audio port with 5 audio jacks
1 x SPDIF Output(Optical)
2 x eSATA3 ports
1 x IEEE 1394 port
1 x CMOS Button Stack
1 x PS/2 combo keyboard/mouse port
FAN HEADERS:2 x 3-pin, 3 x 4-pin
FORM FACTOR:E-ATX Form Factor (305 mm x 264 mm)
  • @bios
  • Q-Flash
  • Xpress Install
  • EasyTune
  • ON/OFF Charge
  • 3TB+ Unlock
  • Q-Share
  • 3D Power
  • Ultra Durable 5
  • 333 Onboard Acceleration
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