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Gigabyte P55A-UD6 Review and Overclocking Results

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#1
Gigabyte, as we all know, was one of the first Motherboard manufacturers to roll out a solid implementation of USB 3 and SATA 3 in their products. In fact, Gigabyte now has an "A" option for most of their products. But since the devices capable of utilizing these higher speeds are still out of my reach, USB 3 and SATA 3 testing will be included in part 2 of this review. This part will focus on something I'm more concerned with anyway, and that's overclocking performance.

The board looks very similar to the original P55-UD6. The obvious differences are the new features as illustrated by various decals; SATA 6GB/s, USB 3.0, etc. The chokes are also glossy on this board instead of flat black (or dark grey) on most boards. The P55A-UD6 also uses a LOTES socket rather than Foxconn (which doesn't affect you if you're not using extreme cooling).



















The BIOS should look very familliar, as it doesn't seem to have changed a bit other than adding options to enable SATA 3 and USB 3.0.


















Setup for testing:
Core i7 860
Gigabyte P55A-UD6
2x2gb G.Skill Ripjaws 2000mhz
GTX 275 Lightning
Corsair HX620w
Thermalright Ultra 120 original



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Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 1070 Mini
Case Thermaltake Suppressor F1
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#2
Now that the easy stuff is finished, let's see how far she'll go.



Max OC testing is on the way :)
 

Paulieg

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#3
Very nice board, and I'm happy to see the Lotes socket.
 

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#4
After seeing how much the new intel 6 core's will be i am thinking of a i7 860 again and maybe this board with 2 5850's