Taipei, Taiwan, June 2016 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards is proud to announce today its new X99-Designare EX and Z170X-Designare motherboards based on the Intel® X99 and Z170 chipsets with support for Intel’s 5th and, current, 6th Gen. Core™ processor, respectively. Intended to help the designers bring their projects to reality, the Designare motherboards offer a blend of the latest technologies that will ensure creativity is never placed on hold.
Today’s content creators require finely tuned computers that can produce results fast and efficiently, and with the release of the Designare Motherboards, GIGABYTE provides motherboards that meet the needs of these content creators with the right mix of features. With support for DDR4, better compatibility with Intel’s 750 series NVMe SSDs, as well as support for USB 3.1 over USB Type-C™, the new Designare motherboards are an ideal choice for high performance PCs that will meet the needs of today’s digital artists and engineers.
"We understand that the 3D modelers, engineers, and content creators of this world require the most advanced technology they can get their hands on to help create a better world,” commented Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. “With the X99-Designare EX and the Z170X-Designare, we’ve put together a combination of innovative features which results in a product that truly let the creative minds bring their projects to reality.”
GIGABYTE X99-Designare EX
With support for a 10-core processor it is clear that the X99-Designare EX means business. With killer new looks, support for Intel’s 2.5” 750 series NVMe SSDs, dual Intel LAN, and the best 3-way SLI/CrossFire multi-graphics support; the Designare motherboard is a considerable asset for anyone needing that edge to set them apart. With 8-Dimm slots XMP is crucial to getting the most out of your system. GIGABYTE’s X99 Designare is able to operate with XMP on G.Skill’s, F4-3600C15Q2-64GTZKB, modules at 3600MHz. With this ability it doesn’t take a pro-overclocker to get the most speed out of your X99-Designare EX Motherboard.
With the Z170 series at its peak, GIGABYTE releases a new motherboard that answers the needs of today’s content creators. The Z170X-Designare includes support for Power Delivery 2.0 which supports 100W of power via its Intel powered USB Type-C™ port. By incorporating dual Intel LANs with cFosSpeed software users can leverage high-speed internet access to stay up-to-date and ready to tackle the most challenging tasks.
Full NVMe Compatibility
GIGABYTE’s Z170X-Designare and X99-Designare EX motherboards offers the industry’s best compatibility in terms of NVMe storage for users who demand high capacity and seek the best performance. With an onboard U.2 port, support for a M.2 to U.2 card, and compatibility for PCIe drives, GIGABYTE offers three different ways to benefit from the performance boost offered by Intel’s 750 Series NVMe SSDs. In addition, the Z170X-Designare’s unique layout allows for support of up to three Intel 750 Series NVMe SSDs which can be configured in RAID 0 for record speeds of up to 3.6 GB/s (Sequential Read), making GIGABYTE the obvious choice for the ultimate PC.
Best 3-Way SLI™/ CrossFire™ Multi-Graphics
Multi-graphics configurations offer better graphics performance to engineers and digital artists who run GPU demanding programs. In addition, GIGABYTE’s engineers spent time researching and developing the X99-Designare EX PCIe slot design to ensure that the spacing between the graphics cards allow for maximum airflow and at the same time prevent overheating which may cause the GPU to throttle.
Dual Intel® GbE LAN with cFosSpeed
The Dual Intel® Gigabit LAN with cFosSpeed features advanced technologies to help deliver better network responsiveness in crowded LAN environments and optimization to improve network performance for specific applications. Having a dual LAN configuration is a considerable asset in large offices where the data may only be available on a central network, or even in a small office / home office (SOHO) where access to data is time critical and backups are running constantly. For designers a dual LAN setup allows them to share resources in a network drive and at the same time connect to a remote server to upload their projects and files for storage.
Renewed Blue Color Scheme and Ambient Surround LED
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, GIGABYTE renews the iconic blue color scheme, for which the company is renowned for, on its Z170 and flagship X99-Designare EX Motherboard. In addition, GIGABYTE features a pin header for LED strips to let the user have control on how to light up their computer case while staying in sync with the motherboard. The GIGABYTE Ambient LED application lets you control both the LED strips, onboard LEDs lighting modes, and colors giving you the ability to show your powerful machine in style.
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For more details on the GIGABYTE Z170X-Designare motherboard: http://uk.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5811#ov