1 X PS2 KB/Mouse
2 X USB 2.0
2 X HDMI
1 X DisplayPort
6 X USB 3.0
2 X RJ-45 LAN
1 X S/PDIF optical and coaxial outputs
5 X gold plated audio jacks
Thermal module adds one active silent fan. I don?t hear much noise when using.
If you have more concern about thermal solution, it also equips water cooling head for expansion.
There are nine 4-PIN fan connectors. You can see more heart touch improvement in thermal solution.
New UEFI DualBIOS interface, called Dashboard mode.
The resolution is 1920 X 1080. Above column is voltage, fan speed and temperature graphs.
Left side is CPU and DRAM status. Right side is system status showing other voltage and fan status.
You can see most hardware status and parameters.
Enable DDR3 XMP mode and multiplier is 24.00.
More detail DRAM Page
You can fine tune DRAM by yours characteristic to have higher bandwidth.
CPU Voltage Page
There are nine CPU related voltage for adjusting. It provides more options for enthusiasts.
I am using air cooling, so I only set main CPU Vcore at 1.280V.
Three are seven languages. Right side is date in calendar mode.
CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K
MB: GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER5
DRAM: CORSAIR Dominator Platinum CMD16GX3M2A2400C10
VGA: Intel HD Graphics 4600 / SPARKLE GTX570
HDD: Samsung 830 Series 128GB SSD Raid0
POWER: CORSAIR AX1200i
Cooler: Thermalright Archon SB-E X2
OS: Windows8.1 64bit
Audio chip updates from pervious SNIPER3 Creative CA0132 to Sound Core 3D.
I used to check some data about Creative new chipset. Sound Core 3D is quad-core design.
The transistors design and spec support are much better than elder one. However, I still believe no listen no truth.
If built-in audio with general solid caps, the sound quality will be dry or hard.
Green Nichicon Muse ES Acoustic Series and Yellow Nichicon MW are audio caps.
It also builds in gaming headset amplifier to drive 600Ω loading and make better audio output.