GIGABYTE has posted three upcoming motherboards that all share one common trait; support for Intel’s yet to be released Sandy-Bridge processors.
Based on the P67/H67 chipset, the three boards will begin the companies mid-range offerings when the new processors are released sometime in the new year.
All of the boards are based on the LGA1155 socket, supporting the 32nm Sandy Bridge CPU’s, and feature Gigabytes Ultra Durable 3 with copper PCB, 2200MHz DDR3, two USB 3.0 ports, dual PCI-e x16 slots wth CrossfireX support (no word on SLI), and four SATA III 6Gbp (3 with mATX).
Featuring a new black PCB design P67A-UD3R brings a whole new aggressive face to Gigabyte’s lineup.
The P67A-UD3 returns to typical Gigabyte blue, and is similar in layout and features as the “R” version, but loses some of the cooling options and likely won’t have SATA RAID support along with other extras.
And of course the H67MA-UD2H, a mATX offering with support for the on-die graphics. It includes the FDI (flexible display interface) including DVI, D-Sub, Display Port and HDMI connectors. It does away with PCI slots entirely, instead features two PCI-e x16 (1×16, 1×4), and two PCI-e x1.