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A Trend Toward 2 Ounces

Gigabyte's Core i5 Contenders: P55-UD4P And P55-UD6
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A Trend Toward 2 Ounces

As mentioned, the P55-UD6 is another Ultra Durable 3-based design with Gigabyte's touted two ounce copper power and ground motherboard layers (the -UD6 is an eight-layer PCB). We've had a hard time quantifying the benefit of this addition in the past, since the benefits are said to be lower temperatures thanks to lower impedance, but perhaps the greatest evidence that there's some meat behind the marketing is the fact that Asus is also onboard the two ounce copper train (and indeed implemented this on an older workstation board).

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