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Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Review

RHKCommander959    -   March 18, 2010
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Specifications:

CPU
Support for an Intel® Core™ i7 series processor in the LGA1366 package (Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest CPU support list.) L3 cache varies with CPU
QPI
4.8GT/s, 6.4GT/s
Chipset
North Bridge: Intel® X58 Express Chipset
South Bridge: Intel® ICH10R
Memory
6 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 24 GB of system memory
Dual/3 channel memory architecture
Support for DDR3 2200/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules
Support for non-ECC memory modules
Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
(Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest memory support list.)
Audio
Realtek ALC889 codec
High Definition Audio
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
Support for Dolby® Home Theater
Support for S/PDIF In/Out
Support for CD In
LAN
1 x Realtek RTL8111D chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
Expansion Slots
2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1/PCIEX16_2)
2 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8_1/PCIEX8_2) (The PCIEX16_1, PCIEX16_2, PCIEX8_1 and PCIEX8_2 slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
2 x PCI Express x1 slots
1 x PCI slot
Multi-Graphics Technology
Support for 2-Way/3-Way ATI CrossFireX™/NVIDIA SLI technology
Storage Interface
    South Bridge:
  • 6 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATA2_0, SATA2_1, SATA2_2, SATA2_3, SATA2_4, SATA2_5) supporting up to 6 SATA 3Gb/s devices
  • Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
    Marvell 9128 chip:
  • 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (GSATA3_6, GSATA3_7) supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s devices
  • Support for SATA RAID 0, and RAID 1
    GIGABYTE SATA2 chip:
  • 1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices
  • 2 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (GSATA2_8, GSATA2_9) supporting up to 2 SATA 3Gb/s devices
  • Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, and JBOD
    JMicron JMB362 chip:
  • 2 x eSATA 3Gb/s connectors (eSATA/USB Combo) on the back panel sup- porting up to 2 SATA 3Gb/s devices
  • Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, and JBOD
    iTE IT8720 chip:
  • 1 x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive
USB
    Integrated in the South Bridge
  • Up to 10 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (6 on the back panel, including 2 eSATA/USB Combo, 4 via the USB brackets connected to the internal USB headers)
    NEC chip:
  • Up to 2 USB 3.0/2.0 ports on the back panel
IEEE 1394
    T.I. TSB43AB23 chip
  • Up to 3 IEEE 1394a ports (2 on the back panel, 1 via the IEEE 1394a bracket connected to the internal IEEE 1394a header)
Internal I/O Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector Connectors
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x floppy disk drive connector
1 x IDE connector
8 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x CPU fan header
3 x system fan headers
1 x power fan header
1 x North Bridge fan header
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x CD In connector
1 x S/PDIF In header
1 x S/PDIF Out header
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1 x IEEE 1394a header
Back Panel Connectors
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
1 x coaxial S/PDIF Out connector
1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
1 x clearing CMOS button
2 x IEEE 1394a ports
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
2 x USB 3.0 ports
2 x eSATA/USB Combo connectors
1 x RJ-45 port
6 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out/Rear Speaker Out/ Side Speaker Out/Line In/Line Out/Microphone)
I/O Controller
iTE IT8720 chip
H/W Monitoring
System voltage detection
CPU/North Bridge temperature detection
CPU/System/Power fan speed detection
CPU overheating warning
CPU fan fail warning
CPU/System fan speed control
BIOS
2 x 16 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AWARD BIOS
Support for DualBIOS™
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b
Unique Features
Support for @BIOS
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Xpress BIOS Rescue
Support for Download Center
Support for Xpress Install
Support for Xpress Recovery2
Support for EasyTune (Note 5)
Support for Dynamic Energy Saver™ 2
Support for Smart 6™
Support for Auto Green
Support for eXtreme Hard Drive
Support for Q-Share
Bundle Software
Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
Operating System
Support for Microsoft® Windows® 7/Vista/XP
Form Factor
ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm

 

Features:

  • Supports new generation Intel 32nm 6-core processors
  • Ultra Durable 3 Technology with copper cooled quality for lower working temperature
  • Supports newest NEC SuperSpeed USB 3.0 with superfast transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps
  • 3X USB power delivery for greater compatibility and extra power for USB devices
  • Provides newest Marvell SE9128 high speed SATA3 storage interface with superfast 6Gbps link speed
  • Supports the newest Intel Core i 7 processors in socket LGA1366 with QPI 6.4 GT/s
  • Revolution energy saving design with DES 2 featuring hardware based Dynamic 6-Gear switching
  • Supports 3 channel DDR3 2100+ memory
  • Scalable ability to both 3 way CrossFireX and 3 way SLI support for ultimate graphics performance
  • Unique hardware control IC to provide more precision voltage control
  • 100% 50,000 hour lifespan Japanese solid capacitors design
  • Patented DualBIOS with dual hardware BIOS protection
  • Supports Dolby Home Theater audio to create a stunning surround sound listening experience
  • Blu-ray playback outputs supported by high quality 108dB SNR ALC889 HD audio
  • Compatible with Window 7 to deliver the best operation experience
  • Meet European Union ErP(Energy-related Products) requirement

 


All information courtesy of Gigabyte: http://www.gigabyte.us/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=3277




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