By now it’s no secret that while Intel’s launch of the Sandy Bridge-based processors is a bit of a paper launch at this point in time, it won’t be long until all the new products hit the retail channels. Similar to what we saw with the Socket 1156 and continuing the trend with the new 1155 socket, the P-based chipset will be the performance-oriented motherboards in the form of P67, while the H67-based boards will bring onboard graphics capabilities.
These P67 motherboards also bring some new and innovative features, not the least of which will be of particular interest to overclocking enthusiasts. We promise Sandy Bridge brings a whole slew of spinoffs and implications, and Intel has also changed the rules of overclocking. There are a some significant changes for Sandy Bridge, as you’ll see in the Overclocking section of this review, which are the combination of lower bus and higher multipliers than previous generation chips.
Today we’re looking at a new motherboard from Gigabyte for the Sandy Bridge processors: the P67A-UD4. Gigabyte has typically been known for providing a range of motherboards to consumers to suit just about any budget, and at $200 the P67A-UD4 which is geared towards consumers on a modest budget.
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