Summary: In this review PCSTATS is testing the Intel P67-based Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4 motherboard. This is a mainstream ATX motherboard with a great set of workstation features and connectivity, all on a sleek matt-black PCB that looks fantastic in black computer chassis.
Excerpt: In one of the biggest cases of the Chicken Little syndrome I think I have ever seen, we have all been inundated with comments, articles, Facebook posts and more over the flaw on the Intel Cougar Point MCP. Some e-tailers have stopped selling even the CPUs; websites have stopped publishing reviews and worse. Estimates of the financial impact have ranged up to one billion dollars.
Excerpt: If you have been into computers very long, you know that three of the big names in motherboards are ASUS, MSI, and GIGABYTE. We started our trek in the Intel P67 series chipset motherboards with the ASUS P8P67 Deluxe, and it was a great board. We followed that board with the MSI P67A-GD65; this is a great offering from MSI. Today, we are going to look at a board from the third company I mentioned above.
Summary: GIGABYTE has another solid product in the P67A-UD4. While its feature set is not stuffed with all the bells and whistles of the flagship boards, the P67A-UD4 offers enough expandability for all but the most extreme users. From the board's sleek look and well implemented layout to its incredible stock performance, this one is certainly nothing to sneer at.
One thing about the layout that did seem odd to me was the CMOS battery placement.
Summary: The P67A-UD4 one of the newest releases from GIGABYTE supporting the socket LGA1155 Sandy Bridge processors. What the board does not have in features, it more than makes up for in style and raw performance.
Conclusion: Wow, all I can say is ... the Gigabyte P67A is one kick-ass motherboard. Just look at the results from our benchmarks. It came out on top, producing excellent scores in all our tests. It beats the original Intel DP67BG motherboard, but only marginally. Still it proves that Gigabyte pride themselves by offering performance that's above your normal standard. What I like about the P67A-UD4 is the new look black PCB.
Summary: On paper, there isn't much to differentiate the Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4 from the Intel DP67BG. The price is similar and while the features are slightly different, they are more or less comparable. The P67A-UD4 has but two advantages in this department: a pair of 6 Gbps eSATA ports (compared to Intel's single 3 Gbps connector) and an internal USB 3.0 header. Meanwhile the DP67BG boasts FireWire and an Intel gigabit ethernet controller rather than Realtek.
Conclusion: The GIGABYTE P67A-UD4 motherboard has about the same amount of performance as any other motherboard on the market right now, but what matters the most are its features and whether they will be enough for an average user. The overall motherboard has a very clean and high-quality design just like the GIGABYTE P67A-UD7 did, though we were dissapointed with the push-pin design heatsinks on this motherboard.
Summary: Данная реализация этого набора системной логики для энтузиастов, системная плата GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4, представляется надежным и производительным решением с широким набором фирменной функциональности и внушительным потенциалом. Кто-то может пожаловаться на отсутствие поддержки устаревших интерфейсов — IDE и FDD, но дни их, право же, давно сочтены.
Pros: Удачный дизайн охлаждающей системы, дополнительные контроллеры SATA 3.0 и USB 3.0, высокая производительность.