Hardware Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4, P67A-UD3R Preview

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  1. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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  2. dangerman1337

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    The amount of USB 3.0 ports on the UD4 looks neat :D, now wether to get the Lian Li V1020 or Bit Fenix survivor...
     
  3. Scootiep

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    Just one little grammar error to nit pick about: "which we expect will become more apparently as Gigabyte packs" the inclusion of the ly on the end of this word is inappropriate. Other than that, interesting read.
     
  4. Xir

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    ...alas, by then, matt purple* will be the fashionable colour of choice, and they'll be a step behind AGAIN.:D

    *switch for any colour then fashionable
     
  5. mpr

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    I honestly prefer black or dark colors, it's much easier to blend into a colored build. Though I think they coulda snuck their light blue onto one set of RAM slots.
     
  6. Ross1

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    I dont really like the internal sata ports being converted to esata and stuck on the I/O port. The esata breakout bracket gigabyte used was more flexible, although i guess slightly messier if you did want to use esata.

    Even with a pci-e raid controller, im still using 8 mobo sata ports, and it seems the UD7 is the only board that has that many.

    edit: and yeah, i also liked their blue boards better.
     
  7. DarkFear

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    Can I have a H55N-USB3 is black please? :p :D
     
  8. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    Sexeh!

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  9. CharlO

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    Nice preview, thanks!

    I think is awful that the less expensive has the sata up-facing, but given the chance I'm affraid I'd pay the premum.
     
  10. RickTheSnake

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    oh god thank you, now i will finally be able to buy gigabyte boards. the old washed white-blue color was by far the worst color choice ever made on a motherboard imho.
     
  11. bagman

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    i like how they are going with the designs but i think it is too much black tbh. i think they should have put more colour on the heatsinks and coloured the ram slots and pci slots. it is a move in the right direction. i hope they have scraped the yellow sata cables as well, as that really annoyed me they where just so ugly
     
  12. Floyd

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    Ive always heard Gigabyte boards were stable and OCed like a dream but I instantly ignored them because they looked so bad. Now that they have a new coat of paint I might have to check them out.
     
  13. knuck

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    SCHWING !!

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  14. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    I still see blue accents but looks like anodised blue which is cool :D, I like the look of the UD4, would fit in perfect with my next project, so I'm glad I've held out for my next system, matt black with silver & blue accents is a great move for gigabytes colour scheme (I really like it) :).

    And damn that UD7 looks very kicka$$, please be standard ATX & not the silly e-atx or xl-atx, it's decided I want one of those UD7's for my next project :jawdrop:.
     
  15. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    What the market really needs is some white PCB motherboards again. Wish someone would pick up where Sapphire left off.
     
  16. okenobi

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    So P67 provides native USB3 but these things have no more SATA provision (6 or otherwise) than current alternatives. There goes one argument for me upgrading....
     
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    U.U a socket change? 6 USB3? Who needs that? Maybe 6 SATA3 for solid state disks. RAID capable of course. This generation of intel MBs is stupid. No even better performance! at least GB is still making good looking MBs =/
     
  18. Ficky Pucker

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    ud7 omigod :jawdrop: , its upgrade time !
     
  19. mattbailey

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    Still not as sexy as Keira Knightley, but as close as mobo will get!
     
  20. Fabou

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    The ud7 rear I/O is more than full. That annouce problem for future.
     
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