Intel's spanking new Sandy Bridge microprocessors sport a newer socket LGA 1155 and therefore require new chipsets - P67 Express (without integrated graphics) and H67 Express (with integrated graphics). Gigabyte had recently sent us a couple of yet-to-be-released motherboards based on the Codename Cougar Point or P67 chipset for a sneak peek - P67A-UD4 and the more expensive P67-UD7.
As has been the case with Gigabyte motherboards of late, both the motherboards come with 2-Ounce Copper PCB, which has been a Gigabyte initiative since the X58 series of motherboards to reduce power consumption. The board has a 3-way multi-GPU support for ATI CrossFireX and NVIDIA SLI. This motherboard has got power saving DES Advanced feature, which makes it even better at saving power. Now that the NDA has been lifted, we are ready with the review of the GA-P67A-UD4.
The Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4 comes packed in a nice looking box with all the major features advertised on it.
There are so many ports already on the rear panel that there is really no need for any extra brackets, and Gigabyte has not provided any.
Layout and Features
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