It appears that Intel’s billion dollar "SATAgate" boondoggle has quickly fading in the rearview mirror. Intel moved quickly to correct the P67 chipset flaw, and motherboard manufacturers have been working tirelessly to take care of their customers who already purchased a P67 product. Thankfully the new B3 Stepping P67 boards are hitting retail channels in what looks like record time, so interest in the Sandy Bridge products appears to be back in full swing.
So after waiting out the storm, we’re back on smooth seas, testing P67 motherboards again, and today we have the Gigabyte P67-UD7-B3, a flagship board that looks great and comes with some more features than what we see on the UD4 version. Coming with a price tag of about $329, the UD7 is not cheap by any stretch of the imagination.
Does it measure up? Worth the cash? Let’s take a closer look and find out.
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