Monday, June 4th 2012

GIGABYTE Launches New Ultra Durable 5 Socket LGA2011 Motherboards

GIGABYTE did not leave out the Sandy Bridge-E HEDT platform when designing its new Ultra Durable 5 line of motherboards, the company showed of two new socket LGA2011 parts, the X79S-UP5 WIFI, and the X79-UP4.

The X79-UP4 is designed to be a sub-$300 offering, being a notch above the X79-UD3 (and perhaps even the X79-UD5). It uses a 6+1 phase CPU VRM, which consists of high-current ferrite core chokes, and PowIRstage IR3550 driver-MOSFETs. GIGABYTE added eight DDR3 DIMM slots, four on either side of the socket, supporting up to 64 GB of quad-channel DDR3 memory. Expansion slots include four PCI-Express 3.0 x16 (x16/x8/x16/x8), two PCI-Express 2.0 x1, and one legacy PCI. The X79-UP4 otherwise has a similar connectivity load-out as the X79-UD3.

The X79S-UD5 WiFi is packed to the brim with features. It uses a stronger 8-phase CPU VRM, with the same choice of components as the X79-UP4, eight DDR3 DIMM slots which can hold up to 64 GB of quad-channel DDR3 memory, four PCI-Express 3.0 x16 (x16/x8/x16/x8), eight SAS 3 Gb/s ports, apart from four SATA 3 Gb/s and two SATA 6 Gb/s. An 802.11 b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.0 add-on card is included in the package. The rest of its feature-set is similar to that of the X79S-UD5.
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13 Comments on GIGABYTE Launches New Ultra Durable 5 Socket LGA2011 Motherboards

#3
Elmo
:D great looking forward to it
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#4
cadaveca
My name is Dave
ME too, actually. I asked Gigabyte for very specific features from this board, and pricing too, and they came through for me, big time. ;)


X79S-UP5 is a "Workstation" product, FYI.
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#5
Elmo
Can you share what the price point would be :P? Im planning on moving to the x79 platform but ive been looking aroud for x79 boards with a nice price point with great features but im always dissapointed its either they lack sata 3 or usb 3 . But this board looks like it has what im looking for only thing left is the price point.
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#6
INSTG8R
Never been a big fan of Gigabyte. Had caps pop on my "first build" S478 board. I have ALWAYS hated their "wacky" BIOS's (I would assume adoption of UEFI has made that better too)

But they just scored some big points in my book. PCI SLOTS!! :clap: I'm keeping my PCI X-Fi Fatality until it dies or the slot it goes into disappears :rockout: Still hope of keeping it going yet:cool:
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#7
m1dg3t
Nice looking board! Too bad that platform is prohibitively expensive for majority of users right now :o Guess you could say I'm just jelly hatin' on the peeps with $$$ :respect:

I don't care what anyone says about Creative; they knew how to make a gaming card :cool:

Hey Dave never mind these ATX things man! :p We'd like to see some of your iTX stuff ;)
:toast:
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cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: Elmo
Can you share what the price point would be :P? Im planning on moving to the x79 platform but ive been looking aroud for x79 boards with a nice price point with great features but im always dissapointed its either they lack sata 3 or usb 3 . But this board looks like it has what im looking for only thing left is the price point.
Sure can!

Canadian side of newegg, but:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128563

I asked for less than $400. I expected $369. I see $339. Colour me happy.:p


by: INSTG8R
Never been a big fan of Gigabyte. Had caps pop on my "first build" S478 board. I have ALWAYS hated their "wacky" BIOS's (I would assume adoption of UEFI has made that better too)

But they just scored some big points in my book. PCI SLOTS!! :clap: I'm keeping my PCI X-Fi Fatality until it dies or the slot it goes into disappears :rockout: Still hope of keeping it going yet:cool:
Gigabyte has come a long way with their BIOSes. Their UEFI is actually pretty damn good now, and I find it to be one of the more responsive UEFI BIOSes out there right now.

And yes, PCI slot, since it's a workstation product, and many workstation users have specialized PCI devices, so one slot is included.

by: m1dg3t
Hey Dave never mind these ATX things man! :p We'd like to see some of your iTX stuff ;):toast:
October, most likely, for mITX. I have 5 boards sitting here waiting first, but I'm working on two reviews per week now. I have memory reviews coming as well, and kits to arrive. Depends on what arrives first.
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#9
m1dg3t
$340 for the board is actualy a decent price for what it is, usually these kind of boards are $400++
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#10
Elmo
Dam 340 is pretty good deal . In terms of the price point : feature ratio This is probably a great choice . Ill probably be getting this unless a better deal comes from asus or msi. Im afraid of touching asrock .
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#11
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
I want one of gigabytes new boards!!!!
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#12
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: MxPhenom 216
I want one of gigabytes new boards!!!!
I think you just want to play with more new hardware. :p
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MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: cadaveca
I think you just want to play with more new hardware. :p
that too. LOL!
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