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"Now things are different; they have had a year of input and also have a new chipset and CPU to build upon. Can GIGABYTE pull this one off, too? - Today we are taking a look at one of the first P67 based motherboards on the market; the P67A-UD7. This board features what you would expect from an enthusiast level product including SLI, Crossfire, Dual Channel RAM, good cooling at the board level and more."
"That said, the Gigabyte P67A-UD7 was still the highest performer during overclocked speeds of 4.7GHz. However, I must say that every failed POST resulted in not only a clearing the CMOS but also Windows 7 trying to repair itself, resulting in a lot of swearing."
"The first review we released today, the GA-P67A-UD4 was an excellent motherboard for those looking for high processing performance but without the need for 3-Way SLI or CrossFireX support. The UD4 also showed some limitations for those looking into a powerful video editing motherboard, due to no IEEE 1394a FireWire support and less USB 3.0 and SATA III connectors. The GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7 motherboard that we are currently looking at is one of the top-of-the-line motherboards available on the market, with up to 10 USB 3.0 and 6 SATA III ports."
"When you add in the many high-end features it comes with, such as a plethora of USB3.0 ports and expansions, eSATA and SATA 6Gbp/s by the bucketload and full 16x/16x PCIe slots it's easy to see why this is a clear winner of the much coveted OC3D Gold Award. The ease of overclocking and performance that unleashes also mean it's worthy of our Performance Award too."
"The most standout feature here though is that this board is well prepared for USB 3.0 as it has at least 8 USB 3.0 ports. It does this through the use of multiple USB 3.0 controllers. The manual is somewhat confusing in regard to which USB ports are which in terms of USB 3.0 or 2.0 capabilities. There are a total of 18 USB ports on the board however."
"With the P67A-UD7 Gigabyte presents its flagship on Intel's new Sandy Bridge processors. A very pleasant change is that Gigabyte has changed the schema its high-end boards, and now they are definitely a visual treat. Furthermore, we are also curious what about the performance, but this was somewhat expensive motherboards."
"The board also boasts a sexy black style with gold accents, leaving this to be one to drool over, and with the potential to overclock to the limits, we were very excited about getting our hands on this board and seeing what it could really do."
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