As you can see, the socket area is a little crowded. This item doesn’t belong on this page. The UP4 wears its black-and-grey aesthetic well. Watch out for the PCIe slot, too; it’s all up in the socket’s business. At least the VRM cooler is short enough to stay out of the way. Jeff Kampman This is clearly a yield-maximizing move for 7 nm.

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Corsair Vengeance gaming PC sets sail. Closer inspection reveals plenty of differences, though. Part of Ivy-E’s appeal is the fact that the chip is a drop-in replacement for its Sandy Bridge-based predecessor. Gigabyte Z Designare offers pros a bevy of connectivity options.

Heavyweight rematch: Gigabyte X79-UP4 vs. MSI X79A-GD45 Plus

Show More Show Less. Motherboards Previous page Next page. Little touches like this can make the building process much easier.

Watch out for the PCIe slot, too; it’s all up in the socket’s business. This item doesn’t belong on this page. Zooming in on the socket gives us a better angle on the seven-phase power circuitry feeding gigabytd CPU.

You may also like. Save on Motherboards Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. Bypassing the onboard DAC is the best way to get good sound out of integrated motherboard audio. Single page Print Heavyweight rematch: Unfortunately, digital audio output is limited to stereo playback and surround-sound content with pre-encoded tigabyte.

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These boards have been in the lab for a while now, and I still have trouble telling them apart at a glance. The middle two share an x16 link that can x79u-p4 split evenly between them or devoted solely to the third slot. Best board Gigabyhe used Verified purchase: The UP4 wears x79-up44 black-and-grey aesthetic well. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.

The circuit board’s matte surface is especially sinister, and I really like the look of the heatsinks. Like on most modern motherboards, the DIMM slots come closest to the socket. All four of the x16 slots get PCI Express 3.

GIGABYTE GA-X79-UP4 rev. 1.0, LGA 2011/Socket R, Intel Motherboard

Additional Product Features Bios Type. There’s no built-in USB 3. The board has ferrite-core chokes and extra-beefy copper layers, too. Best X79-yp4 in Motherboards See all. At least the VRM cooler is short enough to stay out of the way. The X79’s own peripheral payload is relatively weak.


Each connector must be attached individually, which can be difficult to do inside a fully-loaded system. Gigabyte and MSI both have newish X79 models that we haven’t tested, so we decided to have a little throwdown to see how they compare.

GIGABYTE GA-XUP4 rev. , LGA /Socket R, Intel Motherboard | eBay

Providing 4 PCI Express 3. Each phase is powered by fancy electrical components from International Rectifier. About this product Product Information Gigabyte X79 series gigabgte are the first to take advantage of the exclusive Gigabyte 3D Power, a hardware and software-based digital power engine for both the PWM and memory that delivers unprecedented power delivery control.

We’d expect nothing less from an enthusiast-oriented motherboard.