More P55: Gigabyte's MicroATX Board And Asus' Flagship
Gigabyte's P55M-UD4 manages to incorporate much of the functionality found on the company's ATX designs. Will this become the platform of choice for space-conscious gamers gunning for an affordable system with SLI and CrossFire support? That question will likely be answered as we start to actually review P55-based boards. But given its twin PCI Express x16 slots (which of course run at x8 when two cards are installed), it's not hard to imagine. Given the preliminary gaming benchmarks we've run with other P55-based configurations, you really won't be losing much performance to the twin x8 links unless you push into 2560x1600 with lots of eye candy enabled.