Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel LGA 2011 Review 16

Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel LGA 2011 Review

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Over the past several weeks we've taken a look at a couple of products from Intel's X79 Express platform, launched just seven weeks ago. The past two products we've looked at from ASUS and ECS each had their own spin on the features they provided, each having its own flavor that lets each stand out. Gigabyte recently revamped their own line-ups, offering several different products with different color schemes, and features tailored towards specific audiences. Today we take a look at Gigabyte's mid-range X79 offering, the GA-X79-UD5. Gigabyte has been in the news recently with their X79 products, with a BIOS recall and a launch of a new BIOS that at first glance aims to offer performance not seen anywhere else. With many questions to be asked, we fired up the GA-X79-UD5 to get some answers, and set the story straight.


CPU SUPPORT:2nd Gen Intel Core i7 processor family for the LGA 2011 Socket
POWER DESIGN:CPU Power: 14 Phase
PCH Power: 1 Phase
Memory Power: 1+1 Phase
CHIPSET:Intel X79 Express
MEMORY:8 x DIMM, Max. 64 GB, DDR3 1066 to DDR3 2133
BIOS:Dual AMI EFI BIOS with 2x 64 Mb Flash ROM
SLOTS:3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (x16/x8/x16)
1 x PCI slot
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
HDD CONNECTIVITY:2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s (Intel X79)
4 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s (Intel X79)
4 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s (Marvell 9172)
2 x eSATA 6.0 Gb/s (Marvell 9172)
NETWORKING:1x Intel WG82579V PCIe Gigabit LAN
PORTS:14 x USB 2.0 ports (8 at back panel, 6 at front panel)
4 x USB 3.0 ports (2 at back panel, 2 at front panel)
2 x eSATA port
1 x RJ45 LAN connectors
1 x Audio port with 5 audio jacks
1 x SPDIF Output(Optical)
1 x BIOS Button
1 x O.C. Button
1 x IEEE1394 port
FORM FACTOR:ATX Form Factor (305 mm x 264 mm)
  • 3D Power
  • 3D BIOS
  • OC-DualBIOS
  • Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi card
  • 333 Onboard Acceleration
  • 3x USB Power Boost
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0
  • ON/OFF Charge
  • Ultra Durable 3
  • Dolby Home Theatre
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