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Old November 2, 2009, 05:05 AM
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GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3P
Good
1.GIGABYTE parity P55 product still have good package and components quality
2.2oz PCB, 100% Japanese made solid capacitors, and plenty of software
3.P55 supports both ATI CrossFireX and Nvidia SLI
4.Rich BIOS items, wide voltage range and great OC ability in CPU/DDR3
5.Built-in 8 SATAII, 10 USB and 2 USB/eSATA combo ports

Bad
1.SATAII position will interfere with long VGA card as GTX260
(Even though GIGABYTE has 2 vertical SATA cables for compensation)
2.Just launched platform has less CPU for choice. Currently, there are only 3 CPU



Performance ★★★★★★★★★☆
Components ★★★★★★★★☆☆
Specification ★★★★★★★☆☆☆
Outlook ★★★★★★★★☆☆
C/P Value ★★★★★★★★★☆

GIGABYTE has launched 4 P55 models in the market which are UD3P/UD4P/DU5/UD6
The price is between 5200NTD to 9000NTD that equal to 160~278USD
UD3P is the current lowest price model, however, the OC ability is not far away from the others
During the performance test, UD3P performs in pretty high standard in OC

P55-UD2 is GIGABYTE Micro-ATX P55 product but still donít see any in the market yet
For this kind of mid-high segment, Micro-ATX is always launched slower
I do hope see this kind of product more. The full product line is also a good weapon to compete with the other brands

Core i5-750 plus P55-UD3P is the cheapest LGA 1156 combo so far
For LGA775 users, upgrading to Q8400 and Q9550 is the cheaper solution.
However, if you are looking for new middle end PC, Core i5 is your must consideration
The future CPU and 32nm manufacturing technology will bring you more visions :)
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