Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3

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About this Product


CPU
Support for Intel® Core™ i7 processors in the LGA2011 package package
L3 cache varies with CPU
(Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)
Chipset
Intel® X79 Express Chipset
Memory
4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory
  • Due to Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than 4 GB.
4 channel memory architecture
Support for DDR3 2400/2133/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules
Support for non-ECC memory modules
Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
(Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)
Audio
Realtek ALC898 codec
High Definition Audio
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
Support for Dolby® Home Theater
Support for S/PDIF Out
LAN
1 x Intel GbE LAN (10/100/1000 Mbit)
Expansion Slots
2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1, PCIEX16_2)
  • For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.
2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x8 (PCIEX8_1, PCIEX8_2)
  • The PCIEX8_2 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX16_2 slot. When the PCIEX8_2 slot is populated, the PCIEX16_2 slot will operate at up to x8 mode.
(All PCI Express x16 slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
2 x PCI Express x1 slots
(All PCI Express x1 slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
1 x PCI slot
Multi-Graphics Technology
Support for 4-Way/3-Way/2-Way AMD CrossFireX™/NVIDIA SLI technology.
Storage Interface Chipset:
2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3 0/1) supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s devices
4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATA2 2/3/4/5) supporting up to 4 SATA 3Gb/s devices
Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
  • When a RAID set is built across the SATA 6Gb/s and SATA 3Gb/s channels, the system performance of the RAID set may vary depending on the devices being connected.
3 x Marvell 88SE9172 chips:
4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (GSATA3 6/7/8/9) supporting up to 4 SATA 6Gb/s devices
2 x eSATA 6Gb/s connectors on the back panel, supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s devices
Support for RAID 0 and RAID 1
USB Chipset:
Up to 14 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (8 ports on the back panel, 6 ports available through the internal USB headers)
2 x Fresco FL1009 chips:
Up to 4 USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
Internal I/O Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
1 x CPU fan header
4 x system fan headers
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x S/PDIF Out header
3 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header
1 x serial port header
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
Back Panel Connectors
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
1 x coaxial S/PDIF Out connector
8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
2 x eSATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x RJ-45 port
6 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out/Rear Speaker Out/Side Speaker Out/Line In/Line Out/Microphone)
I/O Controller
iTE IT8728 chip
H/W Monitoring
System voltage detection
CPU/System temperature detection
CPU/System fan speed detection
CPU overheating warning
CPU/System fan fail warning
CPU/System fan speed control
  • Whether the CPU/system fan speed control function is supported will depend on the CPU/system cooler you install.
BIOS
2 x 64 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI EFI BIOS
Support for DualBIOS™
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.6, ACPI 2.0a
Unique Features
Support for @BIOS
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Xpress BIOS Rescue
Support for Download Center
Support for Xpress Install
Support for Xpress Recovery2
Support for EasyTune
  • Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model.
Support for Smart 6™
Support for eXtreme Hard Drive (X.H.D)
Support for ON/OFF Charge
Support for Cloud OC
Support for 3TB+ Unlock
Support for TouchBIOS
Support for Q-Share
Bundle Software
Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
Operating System
Support for Microsoft® Windows 7/Vista/XP
Form Factor
ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm
Remark
Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website.
Most hardware/software vendors may no longer offer drivers to support Win9X/ME/2000/XP SP1/SP2. If drivers are available from the vendors, we will update them on the GIGABYTE website.

Official URL

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4050

Reviews

Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 Reviews Rating: 100 out of 100 based on 1 rating.

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MadShrimps  --- May 01 '12
Ninjalane  --- Jan 24 '12
Overclock Intelligence Agency  --- Mar 17 '12
Pro-Clockers.com  --- Feb 29 '12
ThinkComputers 10/10 Mar 12 '12
X-bit labs  --- Mar 27 '12
MadShrimps  --- May 01 '12
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"For them that seek a very powerfull multi GPU setup, this UD3 is a big bargain. Don't be fooled by it's low price tag, the UD3 could rock your world. It's performance is on par and sometimes even..."

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"Even though main focus is lately on Ivy Bridge, let's not forget about Intel's High End range based on the X79 chipset. One of the main drawbacks of Socket 2011 is the total platform cost. Besides..."

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Ninjalane on

"Overclocking on the X79 UD3 did leave us feeling a little indifferent and wanting more. It wasn't that the board wasn't capable, we have all seen some of the records, but rather that the board was..."

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"If you're looking to get your feet wet with X79, this board would be a really great start. Hardcore overclockers with ambitions of pushing their CPU to the absolute limit on air or water might want..."

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"We feel that the Gigabyte X79-UD3 is worth every penny it cost which is about $230. This is the lowest price range of the X79 lineup from any manufacturer. Matched with the new Intel Core i7 3820..."

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