GIGABYTE X99-SOC Force and X99-UD7 WiFi Preview
Backpanel & VRM
The backpanel is different, we still find 7 USB 3.0 ports, the QFlash Plus USB port, the PS2 connector, the sound connectors and the OC Button. However, in this case we have 2 USB 2.0 ports instead of 4, but we have Dual LAN ( 2 x RJ45 connectors), headers for the WiFi antennas and a Fastboot button.
The VRM is similar with the one we saw on X99-SOC Force but there are some differences. The VRM is fully digital, using the same IR3580 PWM controller and similar IC’s and chokes, but in this case the PosCAPs have been replaced with regular solid caps.