GIGABYTE X99 Gaming 5P Motherboard Review


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Testing Setup

CPU: Intel Core i7-5960X @ 3.5 & 4.2 GHz
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E
GPU: GALAX GTX 980 SOC @ 1228 (1329 boost) / 1800 MHz
Motherboard: GIGABYTE X99 Gaming 5P
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-2666 2x8GB C14
PSU: Enermax MaxRevo 1350W 80PLUS Gold
OS: Windows 10 Professional x64


All benchmarks are done on a fresh install of Windows 10 Professional 64-bit that is fully up-to-date with Windows Updates to ensure that the performance reflects a real-world scenario and not that of a tweaked benchmarking system. Every benchmark runs for a total of three times and then an average is taken of those results.

2D Benchmarks:

AIDA64 – CPU Queen/CPU Photoworxx/CPU AES/Memory Read/Memory Write
Cinebench 11.5
Cinebench R15
PCMark 7 – Overall/Computation
SiSandra – Processor Arithmetic/Processor Multi-Core Efficiency/Cache & Memory Bandwidth

3D Benchmarks:

3DMark 11 – Performance
3DMark Fire Strike – Normal

Gaming Benchmarks:

Company of Heroes 2 – Maximum 1080P & 1440P
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor – Ultra 1080P & 1440P
Thief – Very High 1080p & 1440p


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