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Written by Olin Coles   
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 Motherboard: P55 vs X58
Intel Lynnfield LGA1156
Intel P55 Express Platform
Gigabyte P55 Features
Smart TPM Security Encryption
GA-P55-UD6 Specifications
First Look: GA-P55-UD6
Closer Look: Gigabyte P55
Motherboard Testing Methodology
EVEREST CPU Benchmarks
PCMark05 System Tests
Passmark PerformanceTest
Maxon CINEBENCH Results
Crysis Benchmark Results
Far Cry 2 Benchmark
Power Consumption Results
Intel P55/LGA1156 Final Thoughts
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 Conclusion

GA-P55-UD6 Specifications

Gigabyte has recently launched their latest generation of motherboards, based on the Intel P55 chipset, Gigabyte P55 motherboards build upon the success of their Ultra Durable 3 design featuring 2oz copper PCB and deliver a host of cutting-edge features including the industry's first 24 phase VRM design, innovative Smart6 PC management tools and Dynamic Energy Saver 2 power saving utilities just to name a few.

Supporting the latest Intel Core i7 and Core i5 processors featuring LGA 1156 socket (code named Lynnfield) Gigabyte P55 series motherboards set a new standard in high performance computing. With the memory controller integrated directly into the processor die, Gigabyte P55 motherboards support 2 channel DDR3 memory for blazing fast memory performance up to 2200MHz and above. Additionally, the Gigabyte P55 Series features Intel Turbo Boost Technology, which is able to power down idle processor cores and dynamically reroute the power to the active cores for significant performance boosts, and at the same time, maintain greater energy efficiency.

The GA-P55-UD6 is based on Intel's innovative 2-chip architecture and supports the next generation Intel Core i7 and Intel Core i5 processors with LGA1156 package. With integrated graphics and memory controllers in the processor, the GA-P55-UD6 is able to support up to 6 DIMMs of dual channel DDR3 memory for remarkable memory performance.

The GA-P55-UD6 features the revolutionary 24 phase power VRM design that provides the very best power delivery to the CPU, giving extreme users unparalleled overclocking ability and the lowest temperatures to reach maximum performance levels. With support for NVIDIA SLI and ATI CorssFireX technology, the GA-P55-UD6 also delivers powerful graphics performance.

The GA-P55-UD6 enables a new level of smart computing with its Smart 6 technologies. Designed with user-friendliness in mind, Gigabyte Smart 6 features a combination of 6 innovative software utilities that provide easy and intelligent PC system management. Coupled with the unique Gigabyte Dynamic Energy Saver2 and Ultra Durable3 technologies, the GA-P55-UD6 provides outstanding performance with optimized power efficiency and durability.

CPU
  1. Support for an Intel Core i7 series processor/Intel Core i5 series processor in the LGA1156 package
    (Go to Gigabyte's website for the latest CPU support list.)
  2. L3 cache varies with CPU
Chipset
  1. Intel P55 Express Chipset
Memory
  1. 6 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory
  2. Dual channel memory architecture
  3. Support for DDR3 2600+/2200/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules
  4. Support for non-ECC memory modules
  5. Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
Audio
  1. Realtek ALC889A codec
  2. High Definition Audio
  3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
  4. Support for Dolby Home Theater
  5. Support for S/PDIF In/Out
  6. Support for CD In
LAN
  1. 2 x RTL8111D chips (10/100/1000 Mbit)
  2. Support for Teaming
  3. Support for Smart Dual LAN
Expansion Slots
  1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1)
  2. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8_1) (The PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX8_1 slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
  3. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4_1)
  4. 2 x PCI Express x1 slots
  5. 2 x PCI slots
Multi-Graphics Technology
  1. Support for ATI CrossFireX/NVIDIA SLI technology (PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX8_1 slots only.)
Storage Interface Chipset:
  1. 6 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATA2_0, SATA2_1, SATA2_2, SATA2_3, SATA2_4, SATA2_5) supporting up to 6 SATA 3Gb/s devices
  2. Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10
Gigabyte SATA2 chip:
  1. 1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices
  2. 2 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (GSATA2_2, GSATA2_3) supporting up to 2 SATA 3Gb/s devices
  3. Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD
2 x JMB362 chips:
  1. 2 x eSATA 3Gb/s connectors (eSATA/USB Combo) on the back panel supporting up to 2 SATA 3Gb/s devices
  2. Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD
  3. 2 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (GSATA2_0/GSATA2_1) supporting up to 2 SATA 3Gb/s devices
  4. Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD
iTE IT8720 chip:
  1. 1 x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive
USB
  1. Integrated in the Chipset
  2. Up to 14 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (10 on the back panel, including 2 eSATA/USB Combo, 4 via the USB brackets connected to the internal USB headers)
IEEE 1394
  1. Texas Instruments TSB43AB23 chip
  2. Up to 3 IEEE 1394a ports (2 on the back panel, 1 via the IEEE 1394a bracket connected to the internal IEEE 1394a header)
TPM Security
  1. Infineon SLB 9635 TT 1.2 chip
Internal I/O Connectors
  1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  2. 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  3. 1 x floppy disk drive connector
  4. 1 x IDE connector
  5. 10 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
  6. 1 x CPU fan header
  7. 3 x system fan headers
  8. 1 x power fan header
  9. 1 x Chipset fan header
  10. 1 x front panel header
  11. 1 x front panel audio header
  12. 1 x CD In connector
  13. 1 x S/PDIF In header
  14. 1 x S/PDIF Out header
  15. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
  16. 1 x IEEE 1394a header
  17. 1 x serial port header
  18. 1 x clearing CMOS button
  19. 1 x power button
  20. 1 x reset button
Back Panel Connectors
  1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  2. 1 x coaxial S/PDIF Out connector
  3. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  4. 2 x IEEE 1394a ports
  5. 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  6. 2 x eSATA/USB Combo connectors
  7. 2 x RJ-45 ports
  8. 6 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out/Rear Speaker Out/ Side Speaker Out/Line In/Line Out/Microphone)
I/O Controller
  1. iTE IT8720 chip
H/W Monitoring
  1. System voltage detection
  2. CPU/System temperature detection
  3. CPU/System/Power fan speed detection
  4. CPU overheating warning
  5. CPU/System/Power fan fail warning
  6. CPU/System fan speed control
BIOS
  1. 2 x 16 Mbit flash
  2. Use of licensed AWARD BIOS
  3. Support for DualBIOS
  4. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b
Unique Features
  1. Support for @BIOS
  2. Support for Q-Flash
  3. Support for Xpress BIOS Rescue
  4. Support for Download Center
  5. Support for Xpress Install
  6. Support for Xpress Recovery2
  7. Support for EasyTune
  8. Support for Dynamic Energy Saver 2
  9. Support Smart TPM
  10. Support for Smart 6
  11. Support for Q-Share
Bundle Software
  1. Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
Operating System
  1. Support for Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP
Form Factor
  1. ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm



 

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# beep sound from indicatorLAM Fooksen 2012-07-13 09:21
GA-P55-UD6

Ihave problems,pc keep on beep sound. how to disable and disconnected spk?
could you help to troubleshooting.
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