slated to announce it's Intel P55 mainboard next week at the Computex Taipei
The Gigabyte P55-UD5 supports the Intel Core i5 processor (LGA1156) with a dual
channel memory architeture. It has a 24 phase design so you should have more
stability with higher clocks. it comes with 3 full length slots supporting
CrossFireX. It it unsure if it will run SLI.
As with Intel P55, it supports SATA 3 (SATA III) 6.0Gb/s. The chipset is is a
Marvell hybrid chip which supports 4 SATA-3 ports and 6 SATA-2 ports with RAID
At the rear panel, we can find the usual USB ports, 1394 ports,, audio, coaxial
and Digital S/PDIF. One thing that is different is that is now comes with power
over eSATA. Power over eSATA is not a new feature. It was already available on
the ASRock X58SuperComputer. This feature makes it on the Gigabyte P55-UD5
mainboard. Now you can just plug in your eSATA hard drives without worrying
about your power cable for your device.
The board also features a Open NAND Flash Interface (ONFI) slot which allows you
to speed up system access. It works similarly to the ReadyBoost in Vista.
This board's design is subjected to changes and we should expect the final
design to surface by August as the retail processors should come in September or
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