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When it comes to the SATA ports, you will notice that there Gigabyte GA-X79-UD7 Fresco USB 3.0 two white ports, four black ports, and four grey ports. Looking at the board, though, you will notice a suspicious gap where it looks like four more SATA ports belong.

Gigabyte X79-UD7 – The Overclocking Motherboard That Never Was

The GA-XUD7, like many other overclocking boards, features overclocking buttons and manual voltage reference points on the board for manual voltage readings. When it came to the buttons, Gigabyte GA-X79-UD7 Fresco USB 3.0 honestly founds them superfluous for our overclocking needs since we have the ability to do more refined overclocking in the BIOS. I am sure that there are overclockers out there that actually use these buttons, but these buttons are purely based on the user?


We were a little disappointed, though, that Gigabyte would make all of the buttons on this board large and easily accessible except probably the most important button to any overclocker… the Restart button. I cannot overestimate how many times I had to reach for that button when overclocking this board and it would have been nice if it was as big as the rest of the buttons around it. However, we did enjoy using the manual voltage reference points and testing them with our multimeter as they gave the most accurate readings compared to the BIOS and Software. Looking at the VRM design of this board you will notice that Gigabyte almost exclusively went with International Rectifier components.

Accessories and Packaging The Gigabyte XUD7 is certainly not short on accessories when it comes down to having the right things included. This leads us into Gigabyte GA-X79-UD7 Fresco USB 3.0 most impressive accessory, which is the Qualcomm Atheros wireless network card included on this board. The wireless network card is a dual-purpose card because it enables both high-speed wireless N, and also enables Bluetooth connectivity. The box claims Bluetooth 4. However, we do have a Bluetooth 3. It enables high-speed bluetooth connections between devices with flawless syncing.

Gigabyte XUD7 - The Overclocking Motherboard That Never Was - VR World

In regards to the Wi-Fi performance, the ping we got when testing our internet speeds remained the same, so the ability to game on this board over Wi-Fi Gigabyte GA-X79-UD7 Fresco USB 3.0 be just as good as gaming over wired internet assuming the user has an N capable router. The Wi-Fi sharing feature of the wireless card for the Gigabyte XUD7 is extremely feature rich and enables users to easily convert their wired or wireless desktop into a signal repeater for other devices.

The ideal situation for use of this feature would be when the user has wired ports in their walls, but either has no Wi-Fi or their router? This device is able to broadcast its own wireless network and would enable the user to get a decent wireless signal in the same room and even in the adjacent room. This is meant to fit in what used to be called the 2. Gigabyte Gigabyte GA-X79-UD7 Fresco USB 3.0 included a back panel where PCI slots are located mounted eSATA bracket for connecting and powering external hard drives.

Another is a ribbon CrossFire bridge for two-way CrossFire. And the other two support three-way and Quad-SLI. This approach is very common among Taiwanese motherboard manufacturers and is especially common among the major motherboard vendors who see competitors release a new feature and immediately try to Gigabyte GA-X79-UD7 Fresco USB 3.0 it. They also have a 3D Power Utility which allows the user to adjust voltages, frequencies, and power phase settings. Th e user can adjust the load line calibration and overvoltage protections inside of the OS. This utility also enables the user to enter the CPU phase control menu as well as the overcurrent and PWM thermal protections menus.


Our opinion of the 3D Power utility is that it is simply too fragmented and sacrifices functionality for the sake of looking good. Overclockers do not care about fancy menus, they just want something that is quick, easy, and straightforward to use.

GA-XUD7 (rev. ) Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global

A single, larger, page with all of these options would have been a much more useful utility than the current version. As a result, we found using the BIOS to be easier and faster. The next utility that Gigabyte provides has many of the same qualities. With EasyTune 6, Gigabyte has essentially given the user the option to modify or monitor almost any setting that is in the BIOS by entering the advanced menu. The only problem is that the window size Gigabyte GA-X79-UD7 Fresco USB 3.0 Gigabyte has chosen for this menu is way too small to be effective.

Gigabyte could easily solve this problem by simply allowing users to make the window bigger and overclock from the OS that way. The nice thing about EasyTune is that it enables the user to very easily and quickly get a 4.

Gigabyte GA-X79-UD7 Fresco USB 3.0 Which, honestly, is very convenient for most users looking for a stable overclock for daily use. Onboard Acceleration features USBSATA and an unprecedented 3x USB power boost - Unique On/Off charge technology. CPU - Support for Intel Core i7 processors in the LGA package - L3 cache varies with CPU Chipset - Intel X79 Express Chipset Memory.

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