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IDF 2010: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5 and GA-P67A-UD7 Motherboards
|Product:||Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5 & GA-P67A-UD7|
|Date:||Tue, Sep 14, 2010 - 12:00 PM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5 Intel Motherboard
Those that might not need all the high-end features found on the Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5 motherboard can go with a more budget friendly solution with the GA-P67A-UD5 motherboard. This board has the same black black PCB and cooling solution, but many of the features have been toned back or removed.
For example the P67A-UD5 has just three PCIe Express x16 slots, but only two are full bandwidth Gen 2 slots for
graphics cards. Gigabyte still offers both NVIDIA SLI and AMD Crossfire multi-GPU support on this board, but with just two cards from what we were told. Also notice that the designers have chosen a blue color scheme to this board.
The Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5 motherboard has four SATA II 3.0Gbps internal
headers and a pair of SATA III 6Gbps headers for those that want to use
the latest and greatest SSDs and hard drives. We can also see in the image above the color coded front panel connections.
Gigabyte didn't mention what memory speeds would be supported on the
GA-P67A-UD5 motherboard, but we can see that the board has two pairs of DDR3
dual-channel memory sockets available on it just like the GA-P67A-UD7.
The Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5 has a 20 phase power VRM design that is said to be dual power switching. This board has four less power phases than the GA-P67A-UD7. Although not seen in the photo above we were told that Gigabyte will be using the upgraded black nickel plated LOTES LGA1155 socket on both the UD5 and UD7 motherboards.
Gigabyte uses high quality tension screws for cooler mounting on the
GA-P67A-UD5 which is also what they used on the UD7. These help increase
contact pressure to improve and maintaining proper cooling. This also makes it easier for the end user to remove the factory
cooling solution if you ever want to upgrade to better, more aggressive cooling
The rear I/O panel on the GA-P67A-UD5 motherboard is has the usual connections, but has just two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports and a single NIC.
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