Gigabyte P67A-UD7 Preview
Looking a Little Deeper
One of the few elements we can tell you is the two NEC USB 3.0 controllers. A fully USB 3.0 board. Very nice. From the rear IO we can also see the standard stuff we expect as well as two LAN connections.
A few older SATA2 ports sit nicely alongside a bunch of SATA3 6Gbp/s ones. Considering the backwards compatibility it's a strange thing to still see SATA2, but everything happens for a reason.
Below those we have the usual quality Gigabyte front-panel interface along with plenty of USB headers and a diagnostic 7-segment display.
Can I interest you in the sexiest heatsinks ever seen? Thought so. Look at the MOSFETs and chokes around the CPU socket. Should prove an overclocking monster if the LGA1155 chips are up to it, and we've no reason to think they aren't.
Finally we'll leave you with a couple of shots of the Gigabytes northbridge and southbridge heatsinks. Makes a heavenly change from the blue don't you think?
We can't wait to get our hands on this in a benchable situation and see what the latest chipset has to offer.
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