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Notably Missing From The Line Card?

Gigabyte's Core i5 Contenders: P55-UD4P And P55-UD6
Notably Missing From The Line Card?

Proof positive that the UD6 exists. Fans of Gigabyte's past high-end efforts (EP45-DQ6, EX58-Extreme, P35-DQ6) know that this is going to be one of the company's most feature-rich (and expensive) P55-based offerings. What, exactly, will the company be piling onto it? Let's take a closer look!

Take note: the UD6 looks an awful lot like the P55-UD5 that Gigabyte describes in its Computex documentation. Could a simple name change be the key to this little mystery? All signs point to "it sure looks like it."

Also, bear in mind that losing 6 Gb/s SATA will likely mean changes to the way these boards look when they do ship. The competitive picture probably won't change much, though, if other vendors also drop Marvell's controller from their P55 designs in light of rumored issues with that component.

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