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Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3L


$90.00 Released September, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Good legacy connection support. Lots of expansion card slots - great for those looking to add parts in the future.

The Cons:Lacks the latest connectivity options - no USB 3.0 or SATA 6Gbps support. Poorly designed BIOS - hard to navigate. The Turboboost feature doesn't provide all the performance it's supposed to.

The Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3L is an ATX format motherboard that supports LGA1156 format Intel CPUs. This motherboard balances features for modern components with support for older peripherals. While it accepts up to 16GB of DDR3 memory and has 3 PCI-E slots, it also has serial and parallel ports to enable connections to older hardware.

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10/100/1000 Ethernet is built in, as is high definition 7.1 surround sound audio that can be run through a coaxial S/PDIF connector. 6 SATA connectors are built in for drives, and native support is given for RAID 0 and 1 configurations. A total of 8 USB 2.0 ports are also available.

Features

  • ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 19.0cm
  • Intel LGA1156 format slot, support for an Intel Core i7 series, Intel Core i5 series
  • 4 x DDR3 DIMM sockets, up to 16 GB of system memory
  • Support for DDR3 2200/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules
  • Onboard audio: Realtek ALC892, High Definition Audio, 2/ 4/ 5.1/ 7.1-channel
  • Support for S/PDIF In/Out, CD In
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet, RTL8111E chip
  • 1 x PCI Express x16, 1 x PCI Express x4, 1 x PCI Express x1, 4 x PCI slots
  • Support for Software ATI CrossFireX technology
  • 6 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
  • Support for SATA RAID 0, 1, and JBOD
  • Up to 12 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse port, coaxial S/PDIF Out connector, parallel port, serial port, 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports, RJ-45 port, 3 x audio jacks (Line In/Line Out/Microphone)
  • Support for Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP

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    good legacy connection support

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    lots of expansion card slots - great for those looking to add parts in the future

Cons
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    lacks the latest connectivity options - no USB 3.0 or SATA 6Gbps support

  • 1

    poorly designed BIOS - hard to navigate

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    the Turboboost feature doesn't provide all the performance it's supposed to

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    the included OC software is problematic - doesn't work as expected

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    larger graphics cards will cover at least one of the SATA ports

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    poor audio header placement - the cable travels across the board

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