Gigabyte X79-UD3 Motherboard


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
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 motherboardFigure 1: Gigabyte X79-UD3 motherboard

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Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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