Tuesday, September 8th 2009

Gigabyte Unwraps Latest P55 Series Motherboards

GIGABYTE Technology CO., LTD., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is pleased to launch their latest generation P55 series motherboards, based on the Intel P55 chipset, GIGABYTE P55 motherboards build upon the success of their Ultra Durable 3 design featuring 2oz copper PCB and deliver a host of cutting-edge features including the industry's first 24 phase VRM design, innovative Smart6 PC management tools and Dynamic Energy Saver 2 power saving utilities just to name a few.

Supporting the latest Intel Core i7 and Core i5 processors featuring LGA 1156 socket (code named Lynnfield) GIGABYTE P55 series motherboards set a new standard in high performance computing. With the memory controller integrated directly into the processor die, GIGABYTE P55 motherboards support 2 channel DDR3 memory for blazing fast memory performance up to 2200MHz and above. Additionally, the GIGABYTE P55 Series features Intel Turbo Boost Technology, which is able to power down idle processor cores and dynamically reroute the power to the active cores for significant performance boosts, and at the same time, maintain greater energy efficiency.

The GIGABYTE P55 series mark another milestone for innovative GIGABYTE motherboard design, with the introduction of the world's first 24 phase power VRM design featured on the GA-P55-UD6. The innovative 24 phase power VRM has been designed and engineered to deliver fast transient response times through quick and seamless power delivery during extensive CPU loading variations. In addition, heat from the VRM is effectively reduced by spreading the load between all 24 power phases, resulting in a cooler and more stable platform.

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 series motherboards once again lead the motherboard industry for the highest quality and most innovative motherboard design. Featuring the industry's first consumer desktop motherboard design to introduce 2 ounces of copper for both the Power and Ground layers, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 motherboards deliver dramatically lower system temperature, improved energy efficiency and enhanced stability for overclocking.

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 motherboards also feature Japanese Solid Capacitors boasting 50,000 hours of operation, Ferrite core chokes with higher energy efficiency compared to the commonly used iron core chokes and Lower RDS(on) MOSFETs that features a lower resistance, which reduces power consumption and heat generation. The GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 series motherboards promises to provide the stability, reliability and longevity essential to meet the power needs of high-end processors and other components running today's most demanding applications and games.

Gigabyte's P55 Series includes:
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13 Comments on Gigabyte Unwraps Latest P55 Series Motherboards

#1
Kitkat
they have the best lineup the new designs and everything just looks great like candy like u can eat it. They are all at newegg too now.
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#2
HaZe303
WHy does one of them have space for 6 ram sticks? I thought P55/LGA1156 only had dual channel ram?
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#3
DanishDevil
It does. But this way you can run 3 sets of matching 2x?GB sticks, or 2 sets of matching 3x?GB sticks.
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#4
A Cheese Danish
:eek: That is a lot of models! They have a board for virtually every person in the market
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#5
qwerty_lesh
Ohhh yeah! now this is the stuff. I love how well GIGABYTE have improved their image and reputation over the past 5 years, they have released great boards ever since the first DQ6 :toast:

Only question I have is how much real world benefit is the 24 phase UD6 power compared to the 12 phase UD5? I can imagine the price difference is going to be more then $20 USD between the two models.
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#6
AlienIsGOD
choices, choices, choices.......i really like Gigabyte boards; i'll be looking at one of these when i upgrade :)
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#7
BazookaJoe
OK, What the FFF - Some ass just shopped solid capacitors onto the other board and badly tried to change 1 letter in the code?!? Seriously save both of these and overlay them they are identical original images?!?

Ok got a gif up - TPU image host not working today?

OK now the Gif's gone again... when TPU image hoast comes back up I'll post there...



Is this how stupid they think we are?
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qwerty_lesh
by: BazookaJoe
OK, What the FFF
LOLL your right they are identical, even the Serial Bar Coding in the image matches perfectly.
I really dont see why theyre bothering with the US3L when the D has got all solid capacitors, I wont buy any motherboard anymore if it has not got all solid capacitors.
The price difference is probably minor between the two models too.

edit: think of the staff's 'hard' shopping work youve just spoiled :toast:
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gumpty
by: btarunr
blazing fast memory performance up to 2200MHz and above.
Okay that doesn't make sense. :confused: Either it has performance up to 2200MHz max or it has performance up to at least 2200MHz.

(Sorry - things like that annoy me for some reason :twitch:)
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: BazookaJoe
Is this how stupid they think we are?
That's not judging your stupidity at all. D = durable with solid caps. Simple.

by: gumpty
Either it has performance up to 2200MHz max or it has performance up to at least 2200MHz.
Now that doesn't make sense. No motherboard ever made is going to boot theoritical DDR3-2200 MHz modules at 2200 MHz. They'll boot at 1333 MHz 9-9-9-24, and leave it to you to do the settings. All Gigabyte assures is that DDR3-2200 will work.
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gumpty
by: btarunr
Now that doesn't make sense. No motherboard ever made is going to boot theoritical DDR3-2200 MHz modules at 2200 MHz. They'll boot at 1333 MHz 9-9-9-24, and leave it to you to do the settings. All Gigabyte assures is that DDR3-2200 will work.
Yeah, I know. I was just being pedantic about the wording - 'up to' implies a defined upper limit, whereas 'and above' is implies an un-defined upper limit.

I understood what they were getting at.
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#12
BazookaJoe
by: btarunr
That's not judging your stupidity at all. D = durable with solid caps. Simple.
Well what I was really getting at without actually spelling it out is that if they are not above falsifying documentation to market their product, then what else is not beneath them?

I know full well why one would want solid capacitors on their board, but do you have to fake images of your own product?

Yes it is a silly, minor issue, but whether they are up to no good, or are their GFX staff are just damn lazy? We will never know either way, but one thing we DO know is that they have no problem falsifying press release documentation, and that offends me.

Edit : Maybe I'm over reacting... but that's just how I feel.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
They didn't falsify any portion of the PR related to the UD3L/US3L. These kinds of variants have existed in Gigabyte's lineups for ages. They're variants, and that's understandable. They're nearly identical except for a portion of the capacitors on US3L being electrolytic.
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