Conclusion: The Gigabyte UD3R is meant to be a value board, with a few extras to make it more than a bare bones motherboard. The board uses pretty good heat sinks, even better than some of the low end X58 boards. The board also overclocks so well you would have thought it was a high end motherboard. The board also features 8 SATA ports, which should be way more than what the average user needs.
Pros: Compareable performance to the GD65, Crossfire support, Easy overclocking, 2 oz copper PCB
Cons: No SLI support, Only two 90° SATA ports, No SATA 3.0, No USB 3.0
Summary: It's not every day that a new chipset such as the Intel P55 Express brings about such sweeping changes to the desktop PC environment. In addition to its two PCI Express x16 slots, Gigabyte's GA-P55-UD3R has four legacy PCI slots and a single PCI Express x1 slot.
Summary: The recommended retail price for this mainboard is set at $140, but what is it really capable of? Can it meet our needs and expectations fully? Won’t it turn out having limited functionality and being priced too high for what it can offer? Or it has all the potential for successful competition against its more pricy rivals and is worth every penny?