Gigabyte unveils P55 motherboard lineup at Computex

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Gigabyte had an impressive display of P55 motherboards on display at Computex.  Expect to see these boards available for sale at the end of August to the beginning of September. 

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The top-of-the-line P55 motherboard from Gigabyte will be the GA-EP55-UD5 which comes with the world’s first 24 phase power management system for the CPU.  Along with the new power phase you’ll see Gigabyte’s Smart 6 Technology, 2 PCIe x16 Gen 2 slots for SLI/CFX support, DualBIOS, 2 power eSATA ports on the I/O panel and 4 SATA 6Gb/s ports on the motherboard.  The white ports in the picture below are the new gen SATA ports.

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Going down the rest of Gigabyte’s lineup, we start with the GA-EP5-UD4P.

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Next is the UD3P and UD3R motherboards which will most likely support CFX only due to the price point that these boards will be set at.

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The last board we saw in Gigabyte’s P55 lineup was the HP55MK.  This is a Micro ATX form factor motherboard that Gigabyte plans to launch when given the green light from Intel on Lynnfield.

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Also on hand was Gigabyte’s GA-X58A-Extreme motherboard which is a refresh of the X58-Extreme.  The new flagship board includes the 24 phase power management system seen on the GA-EP55-UD5 along with all the other new features Gigabyte is introducing.  The GA-X58A-UD5 also got a refresh and uses the new 24 phase pwm.

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