Gigabyte GA-X79S-UP5-WiFi

  • Gigabyte GA-X79S-UP5-WiFi
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Based on 12 scores, 33 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    8
  • Good:
    3
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Great price for an Workstationoriented product.
  • Very close to normal Intel X79 Express boards.
  • Decent performance efficiency, both at stock, and when overclocked.

Cons:

  • Overclock ability is a bit restricted by VRM design.
  • Not enough cables in the box for all internal SATA ports.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Maximum PC on 80

When vendors previewed the first X79 motherboards in 2011, we were floored by the boatload of SATA ports. Rather than the wimpy six SATA ports (only two of which were SATA 6Gb/s) Intel chipsets usually gave us, the X79 was a he-man's chipset with a...

By TweakTown on 97

Starting off with the price, it's probably the one area that gave me the biggest surprise. Considering the bundle we've got, the fact it's based on a higher end (server) chipset and just the generally strong feature set, I was expecting something in...

By VR-Zone on 90

Today we have something fresh and different in our labs, the Gigabyte X79S-UP5-WiFi. The name of this board is deceiving as it is not based on an X79 Express but on a C606 chipset instead, effectively making it a hybrid between an enthusiast's...

By Overclock3D on 57

It all looks so promising. You have an extra years development time, lots of RAM space, decent if unspectacular GPU support (16x, 8x, 4x) and this is the motherboard with the 5 designation. The 3s have always been a good value option, the 7s for the...

By Legion Hardware on

Our review of the Gigabyte X79S-UP5-WiFi comes hot on the heels of the recent Asrock X79 Extreme11 motherboard and therefore it has been a natural reaction to compare the two at every turn. However it is more than just that, as both these motherboards...

By Pureoverclock on

New products in the desktop sector have taken somewhat of a break for a bit. Intel's latest Ivy Bridge release has settled in and Haswell is slated for mid 2013. As for the immediate future, Intel is on the brink of releasing Ivy Bridge “E” extreme...

By techPowerUp! on 98

The Gigabyte X79S-UP5 WiFi is really a great product. I really had a hard time coming up with things that it did poorly. If you want to overclock your CPU until it fries to a crisp, this board is not for you. But if you value stability, and a lot of...

By AnandTech on

As part of the Computex 2012 show, Gigabyte demonstrated to us their new version of Ultra Durable. This fifth iteration of their power delivery combines their previous features with a new phase from International Rectifier, which is marketed to...

By Kitguru.net on 90

Today we are looking at the Gigabyte X79S-UP5-WIFI, an X79 motherboard based on the Intel C606 chipset. On paper this looks to be perfect as the foundation for a high end workstation system. Intel have also supplied an Xeon E5 2660 processor, an 8...

International Review By pcplus.co.id on 76

Sampai saat ini, kamu yang ingin menggunakan prosesor desktop Intel dengan jumlah core lebih dari empat, tetap harus menggunakan prosesor Intel yang masuk pada jajaran Sandy Bridge-E. Untuk prosesor ini, kamu harus menggunakan motherboard dengan chipset...

International Review By HardwareMX on

El zócalo LGA 2011 tuvo su gloria y debut en 2011 donde vimos el nacimiento de la nueva plataforma HEDT (High-End Desktop) conformada de la familia de procesadores Sandy...

International Review By hardzone.es on

Muy pocas serán las placas que veremos con el chipset C606 de Intel y prueba de ello es que los fabricante no se han volcado en sacar un amplio catálogo de placas con este chipset y esto es sin duda porque, hoy por hoy, el público objetivo es más de...

International Review By overclocking-pc.fr on 85

La carte mereGA-X79S-UP5-Wifi est très complète, tant par ses fonctionnalités que par sa composante. De part son mix entre le côté gamer et le côté professionnel elle saura s'imposer sur le marché du X79 haut de gamme.Elle se prête bien au jeu de...

International Review By toxico-pc.com on

Gigabyte a través del modelo en cuestión (X79S-UP5-Wifi) nos brinda una placa madre con prestación de alta calidad considerando todos sus aspectos (desde calidad de los materiales hasta Overclock). Además de esto nos brinda un producto que cuenta con...

International Review By profesionalreview.com on

Gigabyte nos presenta a su última creación de la plataforma 2011: Gigabyte GA-X79S-UP5-Wifi. Entre sus novedades encontramos un diseño de alta corriente con controladores digitales con el chip IR3550 PowIRstage, compatibilidad con tarjetas NVIDIA/ATI en...

International Review By Tweakers on 100

Voor een workstation is dit een ideaal bord waar eigenlijk alles op zit wat je nodig hebt en meer. De SAScontroller op dit bordje is wel een uitkomst voor als je veel HDDs wilt aansluiten en daarmee goedkoper als een ander bord en een losse...

International Review By techarena.it on

La Gigabyte GA-X79S-UP5-Wi-Fi si è dimostrata una soluzione complessa, con una vasta gamma di feature e tecnologie pensate per massimizzare le potenzialità dell'intero sistema. Sul livello puramente prestazionale, l'adozione del socket Intel LGA2011 e...

International Review By 59Hardware on

La GA-X79S-UP5-WIFI de Gigabyte offre un nouveau souffle aux plateformes reposant sur le socket 2011 grâce à l'utilisation du chipset de classe professionnelle Intel C606. Il permet ainsi d'augmenter de façon significative le nombre de ports SATA grâce...

International Review By Hardware.Info on

De GA-X79S-UP5 is een bijzonder moederbord, al is het maar dat het bord in tegenstelling tot wat je zou verwachten niet op de Intel X79, maar op de professionele Intel C606 chipset is gebaseerd. Dat maakt het bord zeer geschikt voor workstation...

International Review By chip.com.my on

The GIGABYTE X79S-UP5 WiFi appeal lies, in fact, not all that much to the average consumer, but for people looking to DIY their workstations. The ability to use a Xeon processor and eight SAS drives is the icing on the cake; a cake that is well...