GIGABYTE P67A-UD7 Most In-Depth Preview/Review

One of the more comprehensive articles I've read about the upcoming P67 boards ... interesting read!

With Intel’s release of Sandy Bridge processors around the corner we have a lot of new technology to look forward to; the P67 Cougar Point LGA1155 boards will be one of the top choices for Overclockers, Gamers, and System Builders alike. Sandy Bridge will fill in as the LGA 1156 replacement, and following in the footsteps of its predecessor with a Platform Controller Hub (PCH) instead of an IOH and ICH (Northbridge and Southbridge). The processor itself will carry an Internal Memory Controller (IMC) (the board lists 1066MB/s-2133MB/s), a brand new Internal Graphics Processor (IGP), 8 5GT/s(16 2.5GT/s) PCI-E lanes, and a wide variety of new features. Some to name are a Power Control Unit (PCU) inside the processor, an internal clock generator, and oups cache. All the new features should really raise the bar as far as processor engineering goes. Overclocking is supposed to change because the system bus will be tied to a variety of devices, the base clock that we change will probably have to stay close to stock, while the multipliers are raised. Turbo Mode 2.0 is going to be our friend instead of foe, and power delivery will become ever more important. SLI will require an add-on chip, because natively only one graphics card can be used with 16x lanes. GIGABYTE has a solution for everything, and today I will take a firsthand look at their flagship GA-P67A-UD7 rev 1.0.

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