GA-P55-UD3 Intel® P55 Chipset 1. Leading quality standard of Ultra Durable™ 3 technology with 2oz copper PCB design 2. Innovative Smart 6 technology for Smarter PC management 3. Support Intel® Core™ i7/ Core™ i5 processors with LGA 1156 socket 4. New Dynamic Energy Saver™ 2 technology enables best energy efficiency 5. Support ATI CrossFireX for ultimate graphics performance 6. Features high speed Gigabit Ethernet connection 7. XHD technology accelerating hard drive performance with ease 8. AutoGreen technology Greening your PC via Bluetooth cellphone 9. Patented GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ technology delivering highest level failure protection 10. Home theater quality 8-channel High Definition Audio 11. Compatible with Windows 7 to deliver the best operation experience Overview Ultra Durable 3 GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 design, featuring 2 ounces of copper for both the Power and Ground layers which dramatically lowers system temperature by delivering a more efficient spreading of heat from critical areas of the motherboard such as the CPU power zone throughout the entire PCB. GIGABYTE's Ultra Durable 3 also lowers the PCB impedance by 50%, which helps to reduce electrical waste and further lowers component temperatures. A 2oz Copper layer design also provides improved signal quality and lower EMI (Electromagnetic Interference), providing better system stability and allowing for greater margins for overclocking...more Benefits of 2 oz Copper PCB • Cooler than traditional motherboards • Enhanced durability • Improved energy efficiency • Greater margins for overclocking... more Smart 6- A Smarter way for PC system Management GIGABYTE Smart 6™ is designed with user-friendliness in mind, and offers a combination of 6 innovative software utilities that provide easier and smarter PC system management. Smart 6™ allows you to speed up system performance, reduce boot-up time, manage a secure platform and recover previous system settings easily with a click of the mouse button. Smart QuickBoot Smart DualBIOS No more waiting for PC Smart personal reminder Boot up Smart QuickBoost Smart Recorder One-click Overclocking Your PC's Watch Dog Smart Recovery Smart TimeLock Reverse time for you Time Controller for PC Windows® 7 WHQL Certified The motherboard has obtained WHQL (Windows Hardware Quality Labs) certification for ® Windows 7 from Microsoft for an Intel-based motherboard, setting the standard for future Windows 7 certified motherboards...more Dynamic Energy Saver™ 2 GIGABYTE Dynamic Energy Saver™ 2 incorporates a host of intelligent features that use a proprietary hardware and software design to considerably enhance PC system energy efficiency, Reduce power consumption and deliver optimized auto-phase-switching for the CPU, Memory, Chipset, VGA, HDD, and fans with a simple click of button. Intel® Core i7/ Core i5 LGA 1156 Processors The Intel brand new computing architecture based on the innovation of micro-architecture ® transforms 3-chip solutions to a 2-chip platform. The next generation Intel Core™ i7/ Core™ i5 processors with LGA1156 package integrate graphics and memory controller to support dual channel DDR3 memory. Supporting Intel Turbo Boost technology and Hyper-Threading ® Technology, Intel Core™ i7/ Core™ i5 processors provide the overwhelming performance with optimized power efficiency. DDR3 2200+ Support P55-UD3 support Intel Core™ i7/ Core™ i5 processors delivering native support for DDR3 memory up to 2200+MHz by the enhanced design of GIGABYTE, Intel Core™ i7/ Core™ i5 processors feature the memory controller integrated directly into the processor die, rather than as part of the Northbridge as in previous generations, allowing for faster memory performance. * Please refer "Memory Support List" for memory support information XHD (eXtreme HardDrive)-Accelerating hard drive performance with ease Accelerating system performance is made easy with the user friendly GIGABYTE eXtreme Hard Drive (X.H.D). GIGABYTE eXtreme Hard Drive (X.H.D) provides a quick and easy way to boost your hard drive performance simply by adding another hard drive. AutoGreen- Greening your PC via Bluetooth cellphone AutoGreen technology can automatically save power for you simply by your bluetooth cell phone when you are away from your computer Multi-display support with ATI CrossFireX P55-UD3 supporting ATI CrossFireX delivers the ultimate in graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution. Norton™ Internet Security Fast, comprehensive, and up-to-the-minute protection against online threats. It safeguards your computer, identity, and home network without slowing you down. It sets a new standard for speed and makes online shopping, banking, and browsing safer and more convenient than ever. * The entire materials provided herein are for reference only. GIGABYTE reserves the right to modify or revise the content at anytime without prior notice. * All trademarks and logos are the properties of their respective holders. * Due to standard PC architecture, a certain amount of memory is reserved for system usage and therefore the actual memory size is less than the stated amount. Specifications CPU 1. ® ® Support for an Intel Core™ i7 series processor/Intel Core™ i5 series processor in the LGA1156 package (Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest CPU support list.) 2. L3 cache varies with CPU Chipset 1. Intel P55 Express Chipset Memory 1. 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory ® (Note 1) 2. Dual channel memory architecture 3. Support for DDR3 2200/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules 4. Support for non-ECC memory modules 5. Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules (Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest memory support list.) Audio 1. Realtek ALC888 codec 2. High Definition Audio 3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel 4. Support for S/PDIF In/Out 5. Support for CD In LAN 1. 1 x RTL8111D chip (10/100/1000 Mbit) Expansion Slots 1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16) (The PCIEX16 slot 2. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4) 3. 2 x PCI Express x1 slots 4. 3 x PCI slots 1. Support for ATI CrossFireX™ technology conforms to PCI Express 2.0 standard.) Multi-Graphics Technology Storage Interface ® Intel P55 Express Chipset: 1. 6 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATA2_0, SATA2_1, SATA2_2, SATA2_3, SATA2_4, SATA2_5) supporting up to 6 SATA 3Gb/s devices 2. Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10 GIGABYTE SATA2 chip: 1. 2. 1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices 2 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (GSATA2_0, GSATA2_1) supporting up to 2 SATA 3Gb/s devices 3. Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, and JBOD iTE IT8720 chip: USB 1. 1 x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive 1. Integrated in the Chipset 2. Up to 14 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (10 on the back panel, 4 via the USB brackets connected to the internal USB headers) Internal I/O Connectors 1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector 2. 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector 3. 1 x floppy disk drive connector 4. 1 x IDE connector 5. 8 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors 6. 1 x CPU fan header 7. 2 x system fan headers 8. 1 x power fan header 9. 1 x front panel header 10. 1 x front panel audio header 11. 1 x CD In connector 12. 1 x S/PDIF In header 13. 1 x S/PDIF Out header 14. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers 15. 1 x serial port header 16. 1 x parallel port header 17. 1 x clearing CMOS jumper Back Panel Connectors 1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse port 2. 1 x coaxial S/PDIF Out connector 3. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector 4. 10 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports 5. 1 x RJ-45 port 6. 6 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out/Rear Speaker Out/ Side Speaker Out/Line In/Line Out/Microphone) I/O Controller 1. H/W Monitoring 1. System voltage detection 2. CPU/System temperature detection BIOS iTE IT8720 chip 3. CPU/System/Power fan speed detection 4. CPU overheating warning 5. CPU/System/Power fan fail warning 6. CPU/System fan speed control 1. 2 x 16 Mbit flash 2. Use of licensed AWARD BIOS Unique Features 3. Support for DualBIOS™ 4. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b 1. Support for @BIOS 2. Support for Q-Flash 3. Support for Xpress BIOS Rescue 4. Support for Download Center 5. Support for Xpress Install 6. Support for Xpress Recovery2 7. Support for EasyTune 8. Support for Dynamic Energy Saver™ 2 9. Support for Smart 6™ 10. Support for Q-Share Bundle Software 1. Norton Internet Security (OEM version) Operating System 1. Support for Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP Form Factor 1. ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm Remark 1. ® Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website. 2. Due to most hardware/software vendors no longer offer support for Win9X/ME. If some vendors still has Win9X/ME drivers available, we will publish on website. * The entire materials provided herein are for reference only. GIGABYTE reserves the right to modify or revise the content at anytime without prior notice. * All trademarks and logos are the properties of their respective holders. * Due to standard PC architecture, a certain amount of memory is reserved for system usage and therefore the actual memory size is less than the stated amount.
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