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

#1
DOM
to me it looks ugly, i like the blk pcb but that to much blk
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#2
Melvis
by: (FIH) The Don
Gigabyte has turned to the darkside yes? hmmmmm
and we all know that the dark side is more fun ;)
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#3
AthlonX2
HyperVtX™
It's about time gigabyte got rid of there girly motherboard color scheme's, all their previous boards are ugly as sh*t
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#4
Mindweaver
Moderato®™
Great colors! I like it! Now if they would just change there name to ASUS then i would buy one!..lol j/k I like Gigabyte as well! :toast:
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#6
Munki
by: bear jesus
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
I hope not, the only reason I am concerned with them producing something in an AMD platform is because I can't afford Intel :( ani't that a :slap:
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#7
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
They got a little EVGA-itits eh? Good move.
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#8
sno.lcn
by: 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.
Possibly cooling the NF200 chip(s) :toast:



by: Wrigleyvillain
They got a little EVGA-itits eh? Good move.
I was actually thinking these reminded me of ECS Black Series :shadedshu
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#9
bear jesus
by: Munki
I hope not, the only reason I am concerned with them producing something in an AMD platform is because I can't afford Intel :( ani't that a :slap:
:laugh: I admit i'm in a simmilar situation, i'm still running an asus m3a32-mvp am2 board and im trying to wait for both bulldozer and sandy bridge to be out before i do a major upgrade so luckly for me for anywhere around a year the only thing i want is a new gpu so i can wait to see what gigabyte and the others release in both amd and intel flavours.
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#10
DanishDevil
I need new pants.

Oh wait, I just remembered that LGA1155's bus won't be overclockable past minute changes. These pants will do just fine.
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#11
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
by: qwerty_lesh
Very happy with the new colour scheme :toast:


US ver:
Very happy with the new color scheme :toast:
LOL we're not THAT dense! :laugh:

by: DanishDevil
I need new pants.

Oh wait, I just remembered that LGA1155's bus won't be overclockable past minute changes. These pants will do just fine.
+1000
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#12
OnBoard
They look good, although my babyblue has grown in with me. Yes I'd trade my motherboard for P67A-UD3, if someone offered, but skipping the whole 1155. 1154 will come next year anyways.. :p

by: DanishDevil
I need new pants.

Oh wait, I just remembered that LGA1155's bus won't be overclockable past minute changes. These pants will do just fine.
Hehee, they said the same about 1156 before release, you can't overclock them. And what happened with that? Best quad overclocking platform ever.

1155 has to overclock or it won't sell = manufactures make a way around the limitations. So get the new pants ready :laugh:

(yes I know most people outside these forums won't overclock and it will be a fine platform for them no matter what happens)
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#13
DanishDevil
I've got a closet full of 'em. I'd be happy to soil this pair if the platform turns out well for us enthusiasts.
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#14
HillBeast
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Please don't!
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#15
HillBeast
by: pantherx12
WOOOOOOOO Blue was the only thing I hated about gigabyte.
Blue was one of the things I loved about Gigabyte: they weren't following everyone else. Guess I've just lost all faith in Gigabyte now. Guess I am never getting rid of my X58A-UD3R and my 965P-S3.
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#16
theonedub
habe fidem
by: sno.lcn
Possibly cooling the NF200 chip(s) :toast:
That's what I was thinking too, but it sounds like the UD5's PCIe config is the same as P55 now (x16 or x8/x8, plus one x4 off the PCH), so on that model its unlikely there is a NF200 or PLX chip under that heatsink.

My guess is that they just used the same sink on both boards for now, but that will change for production. I wouldn't mind the extra fins there though personally.
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#17
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Sexy but I prefer there blue.
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#19
DanishDevil
There are a couple of chips covered up with a little piece of fabric or something on these boards. Maybe these are clockgens that will allow for OCing? I sure hope so.

Yellow arrows are covered chips, and the red arrow looks a lot like a clockgen to me.

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#20
(FIH) The Don
woot, theres IS some blue on them

you can relaxe now guys

edit, most of the chips have been covered
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#21
Kitkat
i liked the blue better. my mobo is black but i like acutal options not just red and black all the time.
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