Gigabyte P67A-UD7 Preview

Looking Closer

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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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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Most Recent Comments

21-11-2010, 22:21:21

Like I said on the video comments: "Wow a gigabyte board that id actually want to show off! "Quote

21-11-2010, 23:03:20

Looks really good, wish I could use one looking like that in my build! I'm a little lost to just how anal intel are about Sandy Bridge 6 weeks prior to launch, and with the premium side of the chipset also. Unless it's in preparation for the enthusiast stuff to come later down the line by learning during the 1155 initial period. I'm just wondering how many people would want a premium 1155 board and the "mainstream" Sandy Bridge chips. I'd have thought most who'd be looking at premium boards would be looking to the enthusiast chipset whenever it's due a year +/- rather than at 1155. Curious I guess .

Did like to see the unboxing and such though, it adds to it somehow.Quote

22-11-2010, 00:42:29

Yay a its not blue and silver and its looks damn sexy.Quote

22-11-2010, 05:10:10

Mr. Strawberry
now that has got to be one of the best looking boards to ever go on sale (when it does)

cant wait to see the LGA2011 versionQuote

22-11-2010, 05:57:59

That thing is smexy. I totally agree with Mr. Strawb on this one - if that's the baby brother I wonder what the bigger one would look like Quote

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