Motherboard Review Database
Mobo Review Database
"The Asus board is the only one among the four to cut the cord on FireWire. That's somewhat disappointing in light of the fact that the P9X79 PRO is among the most expensive of the lot. At least the board features Realtek's latest ALC898 audio codec, which also appears on Gigabyte's X79-UD5."
"The X79-UD5 has all the new features of the X79 chipset as you would expect, quad channel support, PCIe Gen3, SATA 6GB/s along with USB 3.0. Much like the MSI X79 GD65 motherboard we are comparing it to today, it too has 8 DIMMS capable of hosting 128GB."
"This new chipset has some very interesting features and comes with a very unusual design. One of the first things that you’ll notice when you take one of these out of the box is that there are ram slots on both sides of the CPU socket."
"In terms of aesthetics and visuals, we think the Gigabyte X79-UD5 looks great with its black PCB and contrasting blue and gray color scheme. The board layout is very good, there’s ample space to work with, and we had no troubles with a behemoth Noctua NH-D14 air cooler."
"The X79-UD5 from GIGABYTE also marks the last of our X79 boards that we received at launch, bringing the total to 12 X79 motherboards since the launch of the new high end chipset from Intel. We've got more boards on the way, but they'll be slightly delayed. For now we'll be finishing our massive X79 motherboard run with the X79-UD5."
"With a brand new BIOS designed around the AMI UEFI implementation, Gigabyte has a new mid-range overclocking master, clad nearly all in black. The GA-X79-UD5 recently hit the news with the recall of previous BIOS, and the introduction of a new BIOS that boasts some serious clocking abilities."
"On the bright side, the X79-UD5 does come with some welcomed additions. For the first time, GIGABYTE provides their buyers with a Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi add-on card. The UD5 is also one of the high-end motherboards in GIGABYTE's X79 chipset lineup that comes with 8 DIMM memory slots for up to 64GB of DDR3 2400MHz memory goodness."
"The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is an awesome 'Sandy Bridge-E' motherboard for anyone in the business of content creation, yet still nimble enough to take on multi-videocard gaming and overclocking at the end of a days work. Gigabyte's GA-X79-UD5 board is equipped with eight DDR3 memory slots, not the usual four."
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