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Plotting a performance PC? Snag a high end motherboard. That's the conventional wisdom challenged by the new Gigabyte X79-UD3.Of course, any board based on Intel's X79 chipset hardly rates as poverty item. At £175, the Gigabyte X79-UD3 ain't exactly cheap, but it is within a fiver of the cheapest X79 motherboards on the market. Everything, therefore, is relative. Consequently, the Gigabyte X79-UD3 is flagrantly frills-free. But with so many features now finding their way onto the the CPU die itself, including the memory controller and PCI Express bus, you could argue motherboards in general are less critical.So Gigabyte's task is to deliver quality and performance where it matters while not going overboard on the corner cutting compared with more expensive X79 models such as the Asus P9X79 Pro and MSI X79A-GD65 8D. If Gigabyte can pull that off, we can certainly live without trinkets such as hardware power switches and LED displays. These days, we're accustomed to pretty consistent performance across motherboards sharing the same chipset. Gigabyte's X79-UD3 is no exception.
Gigabyte’s lineup of Intel X79 or Sandy Bridge-E motherboards is only made up of four boards. For gamers there is the G1 Assassin 2, X79-UD7-OC for overclockers, and X79-UD5 for enthusiasts. This brings us to the X79-UD3 which is Gigabyte’s entry-level and least expensive Intel X79 motherboard coming it at $249. Sandy Bridge-E is Intel’s high-end platform and the X79 chipset is much improved over its P67/Z68 counterparts. You now have 40 PCI-Express 3.0 lanes and quad-channel memory. That means with this board you can easily throw in up to 32GB of DDR3 and run 4-way Crossfire or SLI right out of the box. Also this is the first time we will see Gigabyte’s 3D BIOS. Read on as we inspect the X79-UD3 Motherboard. The X79-UD3 comes in a nice retail box that I would have to say is more reserved than previous Gigabyte motherboard boxes. The front is not completely littered with information, just the really important stuff. On the back there is an overview of some of the more important features of the board. To give you a good idea of what all comes with the board and for an overview check out the video below.
Today we are unboxing our first Intel X79 motherboard! While the X79-UD3 is Gigabyte’s low-end X79 motherboard it is still featured packed. This board supports Intel Sandy Bridge-E processors, quad-channel memory, digital power control for the CPU and memory, 8 phase overclockable VRM design and of course Gigabyte’s Ultra Durable™ 3 technology. So what does the X79-UD3 have in store for us? Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video! Utilizing a brand new Digital PWM controller, GIGABYTE’s 3D Power features precise Auto Voltage Compensation to deliver a steady flow of power to the CPU and memory no matter the loading. This all new, all digital power system provides enthusiast users with exceptional control over the overclocking potential of their GIGABYTE X79 motherboard. GIGABYTE is the first in the industry to utilize digital memory controllers for not only the Memory, but VTT and VSA, for real-time monitoring and adjusting. Digital memory control allows users to monitor and record DDR power and current in real-time while gaming, overclocking or at idle. Users can also set OVP (Over Voltage Protection) to safeguard your memory, adjust memory Load-line Calibration to fix memory vdrooping for a quicker response time and adjust memory PWM frequency on-the-fly.
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