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Gigabyte Reveals 3 New Sandy Bridge Mobos

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:

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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
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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
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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
  • christiangordon
    I can't wait to see these new chips benchmarked
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  • dogman_1234
    FINALLY!
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  • rwpritchett
    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
    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
    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
    I can wait. Looks shit, it could be like 1355 or 1555. i7 or i9.
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  • Does it have UEFI?
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  • jomofro39
    ^+1 for benchies! Exciting times.
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  • deuketc
    I like the new black color scheme!
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  • ares1214
    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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