Tuesday, September 14th 2010

Gigabyte's First Black-PCB Motherboards: P67A-UD5 and P67A-UD7

Here's something you'll need to see to believe: Gigabyte made its first motherboards with black-colored PCBs, breaking away from its blue PCB mold! The company's high-end LGA1155 motherboard lineup includes two models: the GA-P67A-UD5 and the GA-P67A-UD7. Apart from the black-colored PCB, the color scheme also includes graphite-colored heatsinks with a dash of blue (UD5) or with a dash of gold (UD7), black-colored memory and expansion slots, mostly black internal ports and headers. The GA-P67-UD7 uses a 24-phase VRM to power the LGA1155 processor. Its expansion slots include four PCI-E 2.0 x16, there seems to be a PCI-E bridge chip (likely nForce 200 or something from PLX), which lets it run in 2-slot x16, or 4-slot x8 modes. There are two PCI and a PCI-E x1. Connectivity on this includes six SATA 3 Gb/s, two SATA 6 Gb/s internal ports, two gigabit Ethernet, 8-channel HD audio, four USB 3.0 ports, FireWire, and eSATA.

The GA-P67A-UD5 has a 20-phase VRM, a slightly lighter expansion area with three PCI-Express x16 slots (likely x16, NC/x8, x8), the third slot could be electrical x4. Connectivity on this one includes two SATA 6 Gb/s, four SATA 3 Gb/s, two eSATA, 8-channel HD audio, gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.0 ports, and FireWire. Both motherboards feature Ultra Durable 3 construction. The two could be part of the company's first wave of LGA1155 motherboards.

Source: Future Looks
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47 Comments on Gigabyte's First Black-PCB Motherboards: P67A-UD5 and P67A-UD7

#2
qwerty_lesh
Very happy with the new colour scheme :toast:


US ver:
Very happy with the new color scheme :toast:
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#3
caleb
Looks damn leet if these are really gigabyte boards :)
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#4
theonedub
habe fidem
Its about time. I like them a lot :cool:
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#5
Melvis
Very sexy, i like, but what about AMD socket????
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#6
AndreiD
I'd like to see a motherboard with a white PCB, that would get my horniez' on.
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#7
mastrdrver
I just want to know why they keep on insisting to put that heat sink there where the northbridge was? If they moved the southbridge there why?!

Clear up the room like Evga and Asus. Anything less is uncalled for.

Not really a fan of the gold part.
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#8
buggalugs
They look ok but i wish Intel had their 6Gb/s chipset ready for this generation.
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#9
Tatty_One
Nice, just need some white PCB's now to add to the range :cool:
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#10
werez
no more baby blue ! YES , i`ve been waiting since forever for this ...
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#12
Yellow&Nerdy?
Finally! They've gone for the black PCB and black theme and gotten rid of the IDE and floppy connectors! It's nice to see a big manufacturer actually listening to what we users think about their products.
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#14
caleb
by: (FIH) The Don
EVGA go home
Nah EVGA will now be transparent!
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#16
(FIH) The Don
by: douglatins
Awesome want a x58 UD7 now
you go do that, they're still as blue as ever
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#17
btarunr
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by: douglatins
Awesome want a x58 UD7 now


It's been in the market for over six months.
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#18
bear jesus
by: caleb
Nah EVGA will now be transparent!
That i would like to see
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#19
Munki
Meh, they look good, but no AMD socket kinda makes me wanna cry. *Sigh.....*
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#20
bear jesus
by: Munki
Meh, they look good, but no AMD socket kinda makes me wanna cry. *Sigh.....*
I would assume that they will have boards like this for bulldozer but i have no expectation for them to bring out another am3 board in this style
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#22
Kantastic
They need some white in there... solid black looks meh.
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#23
Jizzler
by: (FIH) The Don
you go do that, they're still as blue as ever
by: btarunr
http://www.gigabyte.com/fileupload/product/2/3527/3246.jpg

It's been in the market for over six months.
I read it as "Awesome, who would want an X58 UD7 now?" Could be wrong though...


As for the boards. Nice. May be a tough choice between a Rampage III Formula and upcoming 1155.
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#24
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
Looks awesome!!!

EVGA still reigns supreme when it comes to looks though.
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#25
pantherx12
WOOOOOOOO Blue was the only thing I hated about gigabyte.
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