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Home » Motherboard
Gigabyte X79-UD3 Motherboard
Author: Gabriel Torres
Type: First Look Last Updated: November 30, 2011
Page: 1 of 9
Introduction

Gigabyte has released four motherboard models for the new socket LGA2011 platform, the X79-UD3, the X79-UD5, the X79-UD7, and the G1.Assassin2, targeted to the most high-end processors Intel offer for desktops today, the Core i7 “Sandy Bridge-E” models. Let’s take a look at the X79-UD3, which is the only ATX model Gigabyte is offering right now.

To better understand the Gigabyte socket LGA2011 motherboard line-up, we compiled the table below.

X79-UD3

X79-UD5

X79-UD7

G1.Assassin2

Form Factor

ATX

E-ATX

XL-ATX

E-ATX

Memory Sockets

4

8

4

4

PCI Express x16

4 (x16/x16/x8 or x16/x8/x8/x8)

3 (x16/x16/x8)

4 (x16/x16/x8 or x16/x8/x8/x8)

3 (x16/x16/x8)

PCI Express x1

2

2

3

2

Standard PCI

1

1

0

1

SATA-300

4

4

4

4

SATA-600

6

6

6

4

eSATA-600

2

2

0

2

USB 2.0

14

14

14

14

USB 3.0

4

4

4

4

Network Chip

Intel WG82579V

Intel WG82579V

Intel WG82579V

Bigfoot Killer E2100

Audio Codec

Realtek ALC898

Realtek ALC898

Realtek ALC898

Creative CA20K2

Price

 USD 270

 USD 325

 USD 370

 USD 400

In Figure 1, you see the Gigabyte X79-UD3 motherboard.

Gigabyte X79-UD3 motherboard
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Figure 1: Gigabyte X79-UD3 motherboard

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