There are a lot of features on the Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion and if you want Haswell-E and can afford DDR4 it is currently on sale at Amazon for $310, expensive but in range with other flagship boards. It is capable of supporting triple and quad GPU setups, has 10 SATA 6Gbps ports, a SEx port and even M.2 along with a half dozen USB 3.0 ports and eight legacy USB ports. [H]ard|OCP had a few issues with the UEFI BIOS, nothing deal breaking but it certainly made overclocking more of a chore than on other X99 boards and may have reduced the top frequencies below what the board is actually capable of.
We will see if a newer UEFI release and other skilled hands can coax some more performance out of this board soon, as Morry will be reviewing this board in the near future.
"The X99 SOC Champion LGA 2011-v3 socketed motherboard from GIGABYTE has all the ingredients for record breaking performance, rock solid stability, and outstanding performance. GIGABYTE's hardware design has been moving in the right direction lately so how does this "Super OverClocking" motherboard hold up to stress?"
Here are some more Motherboard articles from around the web:
- ASUS X99-DELUXE Motherboard Review @ Techgage
- ASUS TUF Sabertooth Z97 Mark S @ HardwareOverclock
- ASUS Maximus VII Hero @ [H]ard|OCP
- Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H-BK Black Edition @ Kitguru
- MSI Z97 Gaming 3 mainboard @ HardwareOverclock