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.
Summary: Gigabyte has laid out a real solid foundation for their next generation of motherboard technology. With the lack of phase power needed to produce the same results is a huge plus in our book. And adding to that you are assured better efficiency when it comes to the power been shot into the different voltage aspect of the CPU. We have seen Gigabyte take these types of steps each and every time a new addition of the Ultra Durable is released.