Gigabyte Gets Ready for Intel’s Sandy Bridge Processors

"GIGABYTE has its 6 series motherboards all stacked up and ready for the new chips from Intel."

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The second generation of Intel Core processors – Sandy Bridge is slated for release early next year but the chaps at GIGABYTE do not seem to be in the mood to wait until then. The manufacturer has its 6 series motherboards all stacked up and ready for the new chips from Intel.

The three boards of the new 6 series showcased by GIGABYTE today include the P67A-UD3R, the P67A-UD3, and the H67MA-UD2H. All three motherboards come with some enviable features including onboard SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps ports for data transfer, CrossFireX support for high quality graphics, and GIGABYTE patented DualBIOS technology for top-notch failure protection.

GIGABYTE has also added its Ultra Durable 3 design with 2x Copper PCBs to provide the motherboards with longer, more reliable life while meeting the power needs of new generation chips. The unique 3x USB Power design added by the manufacturer means all three boards let you charge your iPhone, iPad, and iPod that much faster.

All boards support 4 DIMMs of dual-channel DDR3 memory modules at 2200, 1600, 1333, 1066, and 800MHz, thereby providing you with vast choice for your memory requirements. Two PCI-e X16, 3 PCI-e X1 and 2 PCI expansion slots have also been included, as have 4 SATA 3Gbps, 2 SATA 6Gbps, 2 USB 3.0, and 14 USB 2.0 ports.

The H67MA-UD2H commands higher specifications in the form of Intel HD graphics, with HDMI / DVI / DisplayPort digital graphics interface for extra clear HD video playback. Along with the P67A-UD3R, the H67MA-UD2H also offers Dual CPU power. In terms of form factor, both the P67A series boards are ATX while the H67MA has been designed for a micro-ATX cabinet.

With this release, GIGABYTE has taken the lead in the motherboard market, especially where Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors are concerned. The only thing that remains to be seen now is the pricing and availability of the new motherboards, both of which are yet to be revealed.

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24-10-2010, 13:18:34

So I thought I would post some images of my current love :P since my 12 month antislavery with this rig is coming up haha.

So yeah I have almost had it a year now and it runs ok for a year old build, need some upgrades tho but they are coming.

PC Specs
•eVGA GTS250 756M/2200M 512MB
•INTEL i7 860 2.8GHz @ 3.8
•Corsair HX650w PSU
•Running windows 7
•1x WD 1TB black
•1x WD 1.5TB Green
•2x WD 2TB Greens
•1x WD 1TB green coming
•Antec DF-85 Case.
•Pioneer DVD Burner
•Thermaltake Contac 29 CPU Cooler
•Wifi Card

•Logitech G19 Keyboard
•Logitech G9x Mouse
•Logitech G35 Headset
•Logitech QuickCam® Orbit AF
•Logitech Z-5500 Speakers
•Asus 24" LCD with HDMI VE245H


Shiny lights and a kick ass spider man sticker :)


It is pretty clean inside, this case isn't moded in any way but I might put some more holes in for better cable management.


I moded a line on one of the power supply's sata cables and put 7 SATA power plugs on the cable instead of 3, turns out for every gap between 2 sata connectors if I put 2 extra connectors in it was the right spacing for the distance from one HDD bay to the next, was a easy mod and well worth it. Mid you I had a heap of extra power connectors from modular PSU from system builds for clients so I had those on hand for free.


Isnt a bad CPU cooler for getting it for cheap of a mate who won it at a LAN. A Noctua NH-D14 is in sight tho.


8gb of geil 1600Mhz blach dragon RAM, Runs great for cheap RAM.


This power supply cables could be a little longer but it dose reach and have never had a issue with it also runs cool, so I can not complain.


I really don't like this video card, EVGA 250 GTS, Just hope it dose ok as a physx card later.

Some days I love this PC others I get really unhappy with it.
Guess you could say that about any long term relationship :P :lol:

26-10-2010, 09:08:07

Looks nice mate B)
\but yea that GTS250 is a NO go :lol:

Well still a great little Folding card tho :D

26-10-2010, 12:10:50

That's a lot of terabytes.

26-10-2010, 17:00:08


That's a lot of terabytes.

Yeah LAN party's help fill them up quick. :rolleyes:

29-10-2010, 16:22:00

Just got a ASUS 1GB 460 GTX for my birthday woop woop! :)
And runniing my 9800GTX+ in Physx. Pretty rapped

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