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Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6-C supports GTX470?

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September 22, 2010 2:13:46 AM


Does a Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6-C supports a GT470 video card?

I want to buy also from Gigabyte the GTX470SO but from the specs I have seen it seems my MoBo simply does not have the required pcie slot?!....
September 22, 2010 2:44:16 AM

That is realy m problem, from the reading of the specs and manual I got the impression that it does not have a PCIe 2.0, it is customery for MoBos to have that written quite expliced on specs...

Today and for this system I already had my share of mis-happens, I am reluctant because I already had decide to buy the Asrock P55 Deluxe Mobo which supports i5 and i7 processors with socket 1156, I almost payed for one and in the very last minute I checked again and notice that it does not support i5-760 even though it is a socket 1156 processor that works with a P55 chipset :o  .

After this explained maybe you can all understand my reluctance... does anyone has a system working or ever worked on a Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6-C with a GTX470?
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a c 235 U Graphics card
September 22, 2010 2:59:24 AM

its a P55 board with a PCI-E x 16 slot then its 2.0

even if it was a 1.0 slot (which its not), PCI-E 2.0 cards are backwards compatible

you lost me on the asrock mobo thing though.
September 22, 2010 3:08:37 AM

ok great, thanks for the help!

As for the Asrock Mobo I've got quite lost myself, in the supported cpu list for Asrock P55 Deluxe it simply does not appears the i5-760 I am buying... although the rest of the Lynnfield is mentioned...
a c 235 U Graphics card
September 22, 2010 3:11:16 AM

they just need a BIOS update for it to work or to simply update that list
September 22, 2010 3:19:54 AM

I thought so too so I send them a ticket but I dont think they will answer it because the newer P55 Mobos (Deluxe3 and Extreme4) are more expensive than the Deluxe, I figure they should have launched a BIOS update by now... it they were going to.
a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2010 3:57:23 AM

Here are the Expansion slots for the P55-UD6-C


1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1)
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8_1) (The PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX8_1 slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4_1)
2 x PCI Express x1 slots
2 x PCI slots

The GTX 470 needs a PCI-E 2.0 x16 and the P55-UD6-C comes with two of those, so u even can install a SLI GTX470 in that mobo.

Regarding the ASRock u can see here the CPU support list for the mobo and support both i5-750 and i7-750S.

Now if u ask me what mobo I'd choose I'd go with the Gigabyte mobo by far.
September 22, 2010 4:03:11 AM

thanks for the help!

As for the Asrock I know it supports the 750 but I am going to buy the i5-760 either way, I decided to go with the Gigabyte for more 30eur.
a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2010 4:10:50 AM

Good choice Gigabyte is a very solid manufacturer.
September 22, 2010 9:23:57 AM

Answer from Asrock to my question about the P55Deluxe not supporting the i5-760:


If you still have to buy a motherboard, then I recommend choosing one of the models that can already support your i5 760 (with the proper BIOS version):

I will check with colleagues in Taiwan if they can also get the i5 760 supported on P55 Deluxe.

Best regards,

ASRock Support

ASRock Europe B.V.

This goes along with what I thought...but if this guys manage to get the i5-760 supported on the P55Deluxe they will be my heros (again because I allways loved their products) :bounce: 

a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2010 1:04:10 PM

I had the same answer from MSI with my old K9A2 Platinum and the 955 when comes out, even that I took the risk and buy the CPU without and official support BIOS and after some contact support they confirmed that MSI was working in the BIOS version to support it.

But like I say up i still prefer Gigabyte.
September 22, 2010 1:12:52 PM

I went for the Gigabyte also. Thanks for your help all you guys!