Thursday, October 22, 2009

Equip GIGABYTE motherboard GA-P55A-UD4 interfaces USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gbit/s

On the official forum GIGABYTE has information on what the company plans to equip all motherboards based on chipset Intel P55 Express interfaces, USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gbit / sec. The first product to receive such improvements will be the new version of the motherboard GA-P55-UD4. Manufacturer specifies that the new board will not replace existing models, and will be sold along with them a little higher price. In order to distinguish between them in marking the updated version is added to the index AG

Motherboard GA-P55A-UD4 designed to work with processors Intel Core i5 and the Core i7 in the performance of LGA 1156. It is equipped with four slots for DDR3 memory slots and two PCI-E x16 with support for SLI configurations, and CrossFireX. Phase Power original model "8 +2 phase" changed to "12 +2 phase".

Support for the two ports of SATA, running at speeds up to 6 Gbit / s, provides the controller Marvell. In contrast to the motherboard ASUS, where the controller is presented in the form of optional expansion boards, the boards GIGABYTE controller integrated.

Two USB 3.0 ports on the rear panel can be identified by insertions blue. Support for USB 3.0 controller provides the NEC. Due to the fact that the standard USB 3.0 is characterized by a high amperage, external drives can be supplied directly from the port USB.

Addition, the new model is equipped with six ports SATA-II ports and two eSATA, eight-channel audio codec, FireWire connector and adapter Gigabit Ethernet.

Technology DualBIOS ensure the smooth functioning of the system due to backup and restore BIOS from backup.

According to the manufacturer, the new motherboards will be available before the end of this year.