Gigabyte Announces Six New P55 Motherboards
Prior to today's official launch of the Intel Core i5/i7 Lynnfield processors, we were forced to be content with previews of P55 motherboards such as the Gigabyte GA-EP55-UD4P. Well now the wraps are off and Gigabyte has officially launched six new boards based on the P55 chipset and the LGA1156 socket. The boards support dual-channel DDR3 memory at speeds of up to 2200MHz. The new boards feature Gigabyte's Ultra Durable 3 technology which utilizes two ounces of copper in the power and ground layers of the PCB for improved energy efficiency and heat dissipation, resulting in enhanced stability and greater overclocking ability. Also being introduced in this series with the Gigabyte GA-EP55-UD4P model is the world’s first 24 phase power VRM design that provides quick and seamless power delivery under varying CPU loading conditions while also offering a cooler and more stable platform by spreading the load between all 24 power phases. The boards also feature innovative Smart 6 PC management tools and Dynamic Energy Saver 2 power saving utilities along with a ton of other features.