Gigabyte adds X299-WU8 motherboard

Designed for workstations

Gigabyte has revealed the full specifications of its X299-WU8 motherboard. This model belongs to the high-end series and it's recommended for workstations. Like the previous model base on Intel X99 chipset, the upcoming X299-WU8 sports the company's highest-grade eletrical components.

Like the same model from the previous generation the X299-WU8 is based on an CEB form factor. There are seven full-sized PCIe slots with steel reinforcements. Compared to the previous version, this X299-WU8 features a heavier and bigger CPU VRM heatsink that is connected using two heat pipes to two solid blocks. This way the chips should receive adequate cooling.

In the case of storage you'll find eight angled SATA ports and one M.2 slot. Looking for additional features we find a debug display, several onboard buttons and support for USB 3.1 ports. Gigabyte equips the X299-WU8 with one USB 3.1 Gen2 port, six USB 3.1 Gen1 ports and two USB 2.0 connectors. Furthermore there are two Intel Gigabit Ethernet ports and the analogue audio panel with optical out.

Since this motherboard sports two PLX PEX8747 chips that aren't so cheap there days, we expect to see it listed on Geizhals around 6-700 Euro.

Source: Gigabyte

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Marc Büchel - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini

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