IDF 2010 – GIGABYTE Goes For Gold With a First Look at their New P67A Motherboard Series

Oooh! I like the black PCB!

IDF 2010   GIGABYTE Goes For Gold With a First Look at their New P67A Motherboard Series

The GA-P67A-UD7 motherboard which we call “Black Gold” is the first to offer a much improved jet black gold accented heat pipe cooling solution. These are secured by tension screws to increase contact pressure as pressure is important for maintaining proper contact. This sexy yet functional cooling solution keeps the dual powered 24-Phase PWM and chipset in thermal check. This semi-removable solution could offer enthusiasts more aftermarket DangerDen and Koolance water cooling possibilities in the future. The UD7 also offers four SATA 3.0 ports utilizing dual NEC controllers and receives some additional trace circuit power enhancements. Users also get full nVidia SLI and Crossfire support right out of the box thanks to the addition of nVidia’s NF200 controller!

IDF 2010   GIGABYTE Goes For Gold With a First Look at their New P67A Motherboard Series

Offering a more budget minded solution with still impressive performance, the GA-P67A-UD5 which we’ve nicknamed “Black Wind” is also dressed in jet black PCB and a solid back heat pipe cooling. This platform still offers aggressive Phase PWM support needed for overclocking and stability. The Intel P67A chipset offers built in SATA 3 connectivity this time so no aftermarket solution is required. The model shown here is still undergoing some changes such as an upgrade to the polished black LOTES LGA1155 socket to better match the color scheme. The platform also supports nVidia SLI and CrossFire graphics but seems to be without the NF200 chip so you won’t be able to do more than dual SLI. Still a great looking board for mainstream gamers and overclockers.


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