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Old November 2, 2009, 05:22 AM
windwithme windwithme is offline
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Default windwithme's LGA 1156 review part4-GIGABYTE P55-UD3P Parity Version OC Guide

Itís been almost 2 month since Intel launched LGA1156 socket on 8th Sep
The new platform product line and market position are clearer
As my previous review, LGA1156 is still focus in between high end and middle end

CPU has 3 models so far. The highest is i7-870 and middle is i7-860
They both support HT which make Quad core CPU can simulate 8 cores
i5-750 doesnít support HT and itís the most entry model now. The price is around 200USD

MB Chipset is P55 and all MB makers also launched the products at the same time
Currently, the P55 MB price is between 160~280 USD
If you want to buy LGA 1156 platform, i5-750 plus 160USD P55 MB is the best C/P
Certainly, if you need HT and also affordable, you also can consider i7-860
Merely, i7-860 price is very close to LGA1366 platform

The MB this time is GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3P, price is 5200NTD
This is entry price level for P55 MB so far
First of all, itís the package. UD3P is not GIGABYTE high end series, so the box is not so big

Product Manual、Smart6/Smart TPM Guide、Driver CD and IO Shield.
SATA cables are 2 standard and 2 vertical head


Lower Left Corner
2 X PCI-E support CrossFire and SLI technology and the bandwidth is X8+X8
1 X PCI-E X1
Realtek 8111D LAN Chip
Realtek ALC888 supports 7.1 channel and High Definition Audio

Lower Right Corner
6 X Blue SATAII supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10
2 X White SATAII supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD
Dual BIOS, dual protection

Upper Right Corner
4 X DIMM DDR3 support 800/1066/1333/1600. The maximum DDR3 capacity is 16GB
DD3 2200 is after overclocking spec. DDR3 has extra 2 phase PWM and 24-PIN head near by

Upper Left Corner
LGA 1156 CPU Socket
UD3P CPU PWM is 8 phase and VTT is 2 phase

10 X USB 2.0
1 X RJ-45 LAN
2 X eSATA/USB 2.0 Shared
1 X S/PDIF Fiber /Coaxial output

Close look to the components surround by CPU
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