ASUS X79-Deluxe / MSI X79A-GD45 Plus / Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 review: Socket 2011 for all price segments
22 December 2013
Excerpt: Normally when Intel launches a new generation of processors, it's followed by the introduction of a large number of new motherboards. When Ivy Bridge-E came out in September, that wasn't the case. That's because the Socket 2011 processors are compatible with the same Socket 2011 motherboards as their Sandy Bridge-E predecessors, and motherboard manufacturers had little reason for developing new motherboards.
Excerpt: And this is just what has happened, Gigabyte has update the technology and name its obviously Ultra Durable 5. Currently, it is offered on four motherboards: Z77Z-UP4/5 TH which both has Thunderbolt support and the X79S-UP5 Wi-Fi and the X79-UP4 which are based on Intel’s high-end Sandy Bridge-E processor. We will be taking a look at the latter today as part of this review.