Summary: This is a review of the Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 motherboard which is equipped with a (new) 'B3'-stepping Intel P67 chipset. The Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 motherboard replaces the original Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4 model that was recalled due to the Intel 6-series chipset issue.
Summary: The Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3 impressed us straight out of the box. The new color scheme used by Gigabyte is significantly easier on the eyes in comparison to their previous product lines, and very truly adds to the overall feel of quality put into this motherboard. While there were a few niggling issues that hold us back from giving this product a higher rating, the issues we found do not really detract from the board's overall function.
Pros: New all-black color scheme, Clean, traditional layout, Fully featured BIOS for overclocking, Excellent power savings when enabled, functional even when overclocked, Superb audio reproduction, Hybrid EFI bios with support for 3 TB+ drives
Cons: Requires significantly more voltage at given clocks compared to other boards currently on the market, MOSFET cooling does not make proper contact with all MOSFETs, Limited drive connectivity compared to other products in the same price range, No provided accessory to take advantage of front USB 3.0 header, Four SATA cables, six SATA ports