Gigabyte P55A Series Motherboards - Overclocking the UD3R and UD6
If you’ve been following my testing on Gigabyte’s latest gear, you’ll know that I started by giving the original GA-P55-UD3R a serious run for its money with some extreme overclocking. It left me very impressed, as I was able to set four i5 750 CPU world records. Gigabyte has been working hard ever since, and recently released an update to the original P55 recipe with an updated P55A line. One of the major technology updates is the inclusion of a USB3.0 or “SuperSpeed USB” controller onboard. There was lots of controversy over Gigabytes unique implementation via “Turbo mode”, and I also ran into a couple bugs during my testing. Gigabyte helped me work through some of my issues, and also provided a pair of Intel’s latest and greatest SSDs for some follow up testing where I really pushed the technology to its current limits. Today I close the loop on the GA-P55A-UD3R and the GA-P55A-UD6. I’ll also provide some comparisons to the original UD3R, as well as contrast the boards with a major competitor of the UD6, the MSI P55-GD80…
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