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Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 and GA-P55A-UD4P Review

tacohunter52    -   February 11, 2010
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Specifications

P55A-UD4P

 
 
 
 
CPU:
  • Support for an Intel® Core™ i7 series processor/Intel® Core™ i5 series processor in the LGA1156 package (Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest CPU support list.)
  • L3 cache varies with CPU
Chipset:
  • Intel® P55 Express Chipset
 
 
 
 
 
 
Memory:
  • 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory
  • Dual channel memory architecture
  • Support for DDR3 2200/1600/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules
  • Support for non-ECC memory modules
  • Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
 
 
 
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:
  • 2 x RTL8111D chips (10/100/1000 Mbit)
  • Support for Teaming
  • Support Smart Dual LAN
 
 
 
 
Expansion Slots:
  • w*1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
  • *1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8) (The PCIEX16 and PCIEX8 slots conforms to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
  • 3 x PCI Express x1 slots
  • 2 x PCI slots
 
 
Multi-Graphics Technology:
  • Support for ATI CrossFireX™/NVIDIA SLI technology
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Storage Interface:
Chipset:
  1. 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
  2. Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
Marvell 9128 chip:
  1. 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (GSATA3_6, GSATA2_7) supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s devices
  2. Support for SATA RAID 0
JMB362 SATA2 chip:
  1. 2 x eSATA 3Gb/s connectors on the back panel supporting up to 2 SATA 3Gb/s devices
  2. Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, and JBOD
iTE IT8213 chip:
  1. 1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices
iTE IT8720 chip:
  1. 1 x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive
 
 
 
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
  • 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • 1 x floppy disk drive connector
  • 1 x IDE connector
  • 6 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
  • 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  • 1 x CPU fan header
  • 2 x system fan headers
  • 1 x power fan header
  • 1 x PCH chip 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
  • 1 x serial port header
  • 1 x parallel port header
  • 1 x clearing CMOS jumper
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Back Panel Connectors:
  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse port
  • 1 x coaxial S/PDIF Out connector
  • 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  • 2 x IEEE 1394a ports
  • 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports
  • 2 x eSATA 3Gb/s ports
  • 2 x RJ-45 ports
  • 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/System temperature detection
  • CPU/System/Power fan speed detection
  • CPU overheating warning
  • CPU/System/Power 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
Form Factor:
  • ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm

 

P55A-UD6

 
 
 
CPU:
  • Support for an Intel® Core™ i7 series processor/Intel® Core™ i5 series processor in the LGA1156 package (Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest CPU support list.)
  • L3 cache varies with CPU
Chipset:
  • Intel® P55 Express Chipset
 
 
 
 
Memory:
  • 6 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory
  • Dual channel memory architecture
  • Support for DDR3 2600+/2200/1600/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules
  • Support for non-ECC memory modules
  • Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
 
 
 
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:
  • 2 x RTL8111D chips (10/100/1000 Mbit)
  • Support for Teaming
  • Support for Smart Dual LAN
 
 
 
Expansion Slots:
  • 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1)
  • 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8_1) (The PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX8_1 slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
  • 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4_1)
  • 2 x PCI Express x1 slots
  • 2 x PCI slots
Multi-Graphics Technology:
  • Support for ATI CrossFireX™/NVIDIA SLI technology Technology (The PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX8_1 slots only.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Storage Interface:
Chipset:
  1. 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
  2. Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
Marvell 9128 chip:
  1. 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (GSATA3_6, GSATA3_7) supporting up to SATA 6Gb/s devices
  2. Support for SATA RAID 0
JMB362 chip:
  1. 2 x eSATA 3Gb/s connectors (eSATA/USB Combo) on the back panel sup- porting up to 2 SATA 3Gb/s devices
  2. Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD
iTE IT8213 chip:
  1. 1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices
iTE IT8720 chip:
  1. 1 x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive
 
 
 
 
USB:
Chipset
  1. Up to 12 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (8 on the back panel, including 2 eSATA/USB Combo, 4 via the USB brackets connected to the internal USB headers)
NEC chip
  1. 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
  • 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • 1 x floppy disk drive connector
  • 1 x IDE connector
  • 6 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 Chipset 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
  • 1 x serial port header
  • 1 x clearing CMOS button
  • 1 x power button
  • 1 x reset button
 
 
 
 
Back Panel Connectors:
  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  • 1 x coaxial S/PDIF Out connector
  • 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  • 2 x IEEE 1394a ports
  • 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
  • 2 x eSATA/USB Combo connectors
  • 2 x RJ-45 ports
  • 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/System temperature detection
  • CPU/System/Power fan speed detection
  • CPU overheating warning
  • CPU/System/Power 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
Form Factor:
  • ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm

 

Features:

P55A-UD4P

  • Industry leading 12 phase power VRM design for optimum power efficiency and thermal solution
  • Leading quality standard of Ultra Durable™ 3 technology with 2oz copper PCB design
  • 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
  • Support Intel Core i7/ Core i5 processors with LGA 1156 socket
  • New Dynamic Energy Saver™ 2 technology enables best energy efficiency
  • Innovative Smart 6 technology for smarter PC management
  • Support both ATI CrossFireX and NVIDIA SLI for ultimate graphics performance
  • Smart TPM provides 2048 bits key via Bluetooth cellphone
  • Smart DualLAN with Intelligent LAN port auto-switching
  • XHD technology accelerating hard drive performance with ease
  • Patented GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ technology delivering highest level failure protection
  • Supports Dolby Home Theater audio to create a stunning surround sound listening experience
  • The Precision OV provides more precision voltage control for system
  • Compatible with Windows 7 to deliver the best operation experience

P55A-UD6

  • Industry leading 24 phase power VRM design for optimum power efficiency and thermal solution
  • Leading quality standard of Ultra Durable™ 3 technology with 2oz copper PCB design
  • 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
  • Support Intel Core i7/ Core i5 processors with LGA 1156 socket
  • New Dynamic Energy Saver™ 2 technology enables best energy efficiency
  • Innovative Smart 6 technology for smarter PC management
  • Support both ATI CrossFireX and NVIDIA SLI for ultimate graphics performance
  • Smart TPM provides 2048 bits key via Bluetooth cellphone
  • Smart DualLAN with Intelligent LAN port auto-switching
  • XHD technology accelerating hard drive performance with ease
  • AutoGreen technology Greening your PC via Bluetooth cellphone.
  • Integrated eSATA/USB combo connectors for enhanced storage flexibility
  • Patented GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ technology delivering highest level failure protection
  • Supports Dolby Home Theater audio to create a stunning surround sound listening experience
  • Onboard debug LED simplifies motherboard troubleshooting
  • The Precision OV provides more precision voltage control for system
  • Compatible with Windows 7 to deliver the best operation experience

All information on this page courtesy of: http://www.gigabyte.us/Products/Motherboard/Products_Spec.aspx?ClassValue=Motherboard&ProductID=3250&ProductName=GA-P55A-UD4P and http://www.gigabyte.us/Products/Motherboard/Products_Spec.aspx?ClassValue=Motherboard&ProductID=3242&ProductName=GA-P55A-UD6




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