The front of the retail packaging for the GIGABYTE X99-UD4P is pretty typical for the GIGABYTE Ultra Durable series. The two most prominent aspects about the box are the Ultra Durable logo, and the X99-UD4P product name. At the lower left hand corner of the packaging there is a couple of Intel logos, one for the Intel Core series, as well as one for the Intel X99 chipset. The lower right corner of the box shows us the socket, in the case of the GIGABYTE X99-UD4P it is the LGA 2011-3 CPU socket.
The front of the packaging for the GIGABYTE X99-UD4P does flip open to give a view of the motherboard without having to remove it. It’s handy for those shopping in retail stores, but for the rest of us, it doesn’t do a whole lot. At least not until you’ve already ordered the X99-UD4P and have it in your hands.
The inside of the front cover highlights a couple of the areas of the X99-UD3P, but doesn’t go into any detail about them. Though it is a pretty slick marketing shot of the X99-UD4P.
Flipping the GIGABYTE X99-UD4P retail packaging over, there’s no shortage of marketing text here. Along the left side of the box GIGABYTE breaks the X99-UD4P down into some key groups like performance, durable, safe, and looks. Each of those areas has a handful of pictures to go along with it. The remainder of the box is dedicated to a diagram of the board, and a basic specifications table about the board.
Once the packaging for the GIGABYTE X99-UD4P is open, an anti-static bag is protecting the board from any source of ESD. The X99-UD4P is tightly tucked inside a cardboard shell to prevent damage during the treacherous journey with the shipping company.
Once the GIGABYTE X99-UD4P motherboard and cardboard shell have been removed, the accessory bundle can be found neatly tucked away underneath.