Great price for an Workstationoriented product.
Very close to normal Intel X79 Express boards.
Decent performance efficiency, both at stock, and when overclocked.
Very respectable power consumption figures.
Overclock ability is a bit restricted by VRM design.
Not enough cables in the box for all internal SATA ports.
Limited software package.
By Maximum PC on July 30, 2013
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...80
By TweakTown on February 28, 2013
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...97
By VR-Zone on November 15, 2012
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...90
By Overclock3D on September 21, 2012
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...57
By Legion Hardware on September 16, 2012
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 September 12, 2012
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 September 07, 2012
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...98
By AnandTech on September 06, 2012
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 August 28, 2012
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...90
By HardwareMX on May 01, 2013
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...-