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Gigabyte Reveals 3 New Sandy Bridge Mobos

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 36 comments

Here's a sneak peak at three upcoming Sandy Bridge motherboards from Gigabyte.

Tuesday Gigabyte revealed three new motherboards that support the new 2nd-generation "Sandy Bridge" Intel Core processors--the P67A-UD3R, the P67A-UD3, and the H67MA-UD2H.

According to Gigabyte, all three share the same common features--on-board USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gbps, Gigabyte's proprietary Ultra Durable 3 PCB design with 2x copper, a unique 3x USB power design with On/Off Charge USB ports, CrossfireX support, and Gigabyte's patented DualBIOS technology.

As for individual features, the P67A-UD3R motherboard will sport a special Matte Black-colored PCB suited for case mods. The H67MA-UD2H will feature Intel HD graphics and an HDMI/DVI/DisplayPort digital graphics interface.

More specific details are listed as follows:

P67A-UD3R

  • CPU Support: LGA 1155 Intel 2nd Generation Core Processors
  • Chipset: Intel 6-series Chipset
  • Memory: 4 DIMMs Dual Channel DDR3 2200 / 1600 / 1333 / 1066 / 800
  • Expansion slots: 2x PCI-e x16 ( 1x16 + 1x4), 3x PCI-e x1, 2x PCI
  • Storage: 4x SATA 3 Gbps , 2x SATA 6 Gbps, 2x USB 3.0, 14x USB 2.0
  • Audio: 8-Channel Audio
  • LAN: 1GbE PCI-e
  • Form Factor: ATX
  • Others: DualBIOS, Dual CPU Power, Ultra Durable 3, On/Off Charge, 3x USB Power


P67A-UD3

  • CPU Support: LGA 1155 Intel 2nd Generation Core Processors
  • Chipset: Intel 6-series Chipset
  • Memory: 4 DIMMs Dual Channel DDR3 2200 / 1600 / 1333 / 1066 / 800
  • Expansion slots: 2x PCI-e x16 ( 1x16 + 1x4), 3x PCI-e x1, 2x PCI
  • Storage: 4x SATA 3Gbps , 2x SATA 6Gbps, 2x USB 3.0, 12x USB 2.0
  • Audio: 8-Channel Audio
  • LAN: 1GbE PCI-e
  • Form Factor: ATX
  • Others: DualBIOS, Ultra Durable 3, On/Off Charge, 3x USB Power


H67MA-UD2H

  • CPU Support: LGA 1155 Intel 2nd Generation Core Processors
  • Chipset: Intel 6-series Chipset
  • Memory: 4 DIMMs Dual Channel DDR3 2200 / 1600 / 1333 / 1066 / 800
  • Expansion slots: 2x PCI-e x16 ( 1x16 + 1x4), 2x PCI-e x1
  • Storage: 4* SATA 3Gbps , 2* SATA 6Gbps, 2* USB 3.0, 14* USB 2.0
  • VGA Output: 1x D-Sub, 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x Display Port
  • Audio: 8-Channel Audio
  • LAN: 1GbE PCI-e
  • Form Factor: m-ATX
  • Others: DualBIOS, Dual CPU Power, Ultra Durable 3, On/Off Charge, 3x USB Power, DVI / HDMI/ Display Port
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    hellwig , November 2, 2010 6:14 PM
    2xPCIe x16 @ 1x16 and 1x4? Not good, hopefully they'll have better boards available at launch, you know, for people who actually want to use SLI/Crossfire. More companies should use those open-ended x4 slots if they only wired the second slot as an x4. Sure, I can read the specs and see its only x4, but I think they're being slightly dishonest including a full-sized x16 slot that is only wired for x4.
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    Anonymous , November 2, 2010 6:21 PM
    Does it have UEFI?
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    christiangordon , November 2, 2010 6:05 PM
    I can't wait to see these new chips benchmarked
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    dogman_1234 , November 2, 2010 6:11 PM
    FINALLY!
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    rwpritchett , November 2, 2010 6:13 PM
    Gigabyte looks good in black... it's so slimming.

    Looking forward to SB. I hope some mini-ITX boards are in the works.
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    hellwig , November 2, 2010 6:14 PM
    2xPCIe x16 @ 1x16 and 1x4? Not good, hopefully they'll have better boards available at launch, you know, for people who actually want to use SLI/Crossfire. More companies should use those open-ended x4 slots if they only wired the second slot as an x4. Sure, I can read the specs and see its only x4, but I think they're being slightly dishonest including a full-sized x16 slot that is only wired for x4.
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    AMW1011 , November 2, 2010 6:18 PM
    hellwig2xPCIe x16 @ 1x16 and 1x4? Not good, hopefully they'll have better boards available at launch, you know, for people who actually want to use SLI/Crossfire. More companies should use those open-ended x4 slots if they only wired the second slot as an x4. Sure, I can read the specs and see its only x4, but I think they're being slightly dishonest including a full-sized x16 slot that is only wired for x4.


    If your really in need, I wouldn't worry about it too much, a GTX 480 is barely bottlenecked by X4:
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GTX_480_PCI-Express_Scaling/24.html

    That said, I would still want x8/x8. Then again, I'm sitting this one out as SB doesn't really have anything over my i5 750 for my uses, so there is no point. Epic upgrade for C2Q users though.
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    padlius , November 2, 2010 6:19 PM
    I can wait. Looks shit, it could be like 1355 or 1555. i7 or i9.
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    Anonymous , November 2, 2010 6:21 PM
    Does it have UEFI?
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    jomofro39 , November 2, 2010 6:26 PM
    ^+1 for benchies! Exciting times.
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    deuketc , November 2, 2010 6:28 PM
    I like the new black color scheme!
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    ares1214 , November 2, 2010 6:39 PM
    Well thats disappointing to see x16 x4 for the lanes. Oh well. I wonder where these fall in pricing and if its high, middle, low end. But i do like the black colour scheme!
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    ultameca , November 2, 2010 6:43 PM
    Props to Gigabyte for making a black motherboard, please make more.
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    jomofro39 , November 2, 2010 6:56 PM
    ackDoes it have UEFI?

    DualBIOS, it has TWO BIOS! GAR!
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    Jung , November 2, 2010 6:57 PM
    Dual channel DDR3?
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    JD13 , November 2, 2010 7:02 PM
    Wait 2 years......
    There is no reason to upgrade every 6 months just to keep up with the market. My last computer lasted me 5 years & it still works fine.
    I'm not about to toss my P6X58D-E MB /i7 980X combo to the curb yet.....
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    hogan773 , November 2, 2010 7:04 PM
    I thought SB was triple channel memory. No?

    Also I thought all SB chips had integrated graphics, so why does only 1 of 3 of these mobos have graphics and related output connectors? Do the other two just "waste" the SB capability?
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    quantum mask , November 2, 2010 7:05 PM
    don't see a difference between the first two.
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    dalethepcman , November 2, 2010 7:08 PM
    These are the midrange products based on the p67, im waiting for the x68. For anyone complaining about lack of features this would be why.
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    Onus , November 2, 2010 7:26 PM
    Without prices, there's no way to judge the value of these.
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    jfby , November 2, 2010 7:29 PM
    The new level to the 1366 will probably be triple channel RAM.
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    tx-jose , November 2, 2010 7:37 PM
    so the new sandy bridges are still going to utilize DDR3?? sweetttt bet we are gunna se some hellatious overclocks!!!!
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