Onboard Audio and Included Goodies
The Gigabyte X99 Designare-EX comes equipped with the exclusive AMP-UP Audio Technology powered by a Realtek ALC1150. With Gigabyte AMP-UP Audio, gamers and audiophiles are able to experience crisp, ultra realistic sound effects while gaming, and the richest possible sound experience.
Like on previous motherboards the onboard audio is constructed on an electrically separated section of the motherboard to reduce EMI and offer the best chance at good audio reproduction. The entire section is also shielded with a plastic cover used to clean up the motherboard design.
We have come to expect more goodies from our high-end motherboards. The extras help to justify the additional cost and sometimes help pad the parts bin with replacement cables and video card bridges. Gigabyte has included everything you see below which includes six braided SATA6 cables (with locks), Display Port cable, manuals, driver disk and SLI bridge(s) for 2-way and 3-way.
The majority of these parts come in a very sturdy and stylish cardboard box with Gigabyte stamped across the top.