Gigabyte P67A-UD7 Preview


Gigabyte P67A-UD7 Preview


As you must all be aware by now the latest line of Intel motherboards is slowly dripping out from manufacturers and into the hands of the press.

This is the follow up to the P55 LGA1156 series and will be the P67 (and H67) LGA1155 motherboard line.

Obviously as this is about a month or so away from public consumption we're under the very watchful eye of Intels lawyers to make sure we don't say anything we shouldn't. In fact the list of things we aren't allowed to tell you is so long that there isn't much left we can confess to.

Luckily Gigabyte have furnished us with a board of such beauty that words wouldn't do it justice anyway. So with the Sword of Damocles hanging above us, let's see if we can get out of this without a writ.

Without further ado, or perhaps a little ado, here is the most gorgeous motherboard I've ever laid eyes on.

Gigabyte P67A-UD7

The box only hints at the loveliness to follow, being a black and gold number that isn't too easy to photograph and do justice to, but it looks stunning "in real-life".

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The clear panel in the top of the box allows a tantalising glimpse at the lush hardware beneath. It's curiously disappointing to see such generic cables and manual included. Whether this is the retail accessories or a temporary kit we don't know. If it's retail then Gigabyte would do well to provide gold SATA cables and a black and gold CD to complete the "look". Otherwise it seems a bit "off the shelf" for high-end UD7.

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And here it is. Wow. Just. I hope you had a change of underwear handy, because this thing is stunning. Spectacular.

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Most Recent Comments

21-11-2010, 21:42:53

Fancy a sneaky peek at the next UD7 motherboard from Gigabyte? Thought you would.

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21-11-2010, 22:21:21

Like I said on the video comments: "Wow a gigabyte board that id actually want to show off! "Quote

21-11-2010, 23:03:20

Looks really good, wish I could use one looking like that in my build! I'm a little lost to just how anal intel are about Sandy Bridge 6 weeks prior to launch, and with the premium side of the chipset also. Unless it's in preparation for the enthusiast stuff to come later down the line by learning during the 1155 initial period. I'm just wondering how many people would want a premium 1155 board and the "mainstream" Sandy Bridge chips. I'd have thought most who'd be looking at premium boards would be looking to the enthusiast chipset whenever it's due a year +/- rather than at 1155. Curious I guess .

Did like to see the unboxing and such though, it adds to it somehow.Quote

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