We have looked at the new motherboards based on Intel’s X79 chipset from ASUS, ASRock and this is our second X79 board from Gigabyte. Each manufacturer puts their own spin on the features they are bringing to the marketplace to reach their targeted audience. Today we’re now looking at the latest mid-range X79 board from Gigabyte, the X79-UD5, which sits between the value-oriented UD3 and the premium UD7 motherboards. We may be splitting hairs, but In our minds all of the new X79 chipset based boards should likely be viewed as high-end products since they all support Intel’s new six-core LGA2011 processors; not a cheap proposition no matter how you view it.
We’ve seen Gigabyte make great strides in their latest X79 lineup, including the new BIOS and auto features designed with the enthusiast in mind. So let’s take a closer look to see if this board can continue that successful trend.