Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel LGA 2011 16

Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel LGA 2011 Review

The Board - Layout »


The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 comes in a bright white box, with the board's name the first thing that catches the eye, thanks to part of the writing being bright orange. There's just a few logos across the bottom for technology the board carries, and very little else, just what we like to see. Simple and elegant, the box design is sure to stand out on the store shelf, thanks to its clean looks. The rear of the box features a picture of the board itself in the middle, with several detailed explanations of the board's features. There's nothing overly surprising here, other than that the box itself is a bit taller than a standard ATX board box, and weighs a fair bit, too.

Inside we find another white box, this time made of bleached cardboard. Opening the flap, we are greeted by yet more cardboard, and we are happy to see such an expensive product nice and secure inside it's box.

Lifting the inner flap reveals the board itself, covered with the usual anti-static bag. Removing the board pulls its entire box out, and below we find all of the board's literature and accessories, separated from each other by cardboard partitions.


There's a huge amount of goodies inside the Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5's box, including manuals, cabling, multi-GPU bridges, and even a couple of discs containing software. We were surprised to find a complete PCIe WiFi/Bluetooth 4.0 expansion card with matching antennas in the box too! A full listing is below:
  • 1x I/O Shield
  • 1x User Manual
  • 3x Quick Install guide
  • 1x SLI Bridge
  • 1x 3-Way SLI Bridge
  • 1x Crossfire Bridge
  • 1x Driver CD
  • 1x WiFi Driver Disc
  • 4x SATA 3 Gb/s cables with locking pins
  • 2x Wi-Fi Antenna
  • 1x Dolby Case Badge
  • 1x Gigabyte Case Badge
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