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Gigabyte GA-P55-UD5 Intel P55 Motherboard Review

Gigabyte GA-P55-UD5 Intel P55 Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Gigabyte's GA-P55-UD5 socket-1156 motherboard is an enthusiast grade Intel P55 Express platform with a ton of extra features packed into it. Along with the obvious support of Intel Core i5 and Core i7 800-series socket 1156 processors, the GA-P55-UD5 board features three physical PCI Express x16 2.0 slots that support both ATI Crossfire and NVIDIA SLI.
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Filed under: Motherboards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte Jan 29 2010   Julian Apong  
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Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark06, Vantage, FEAR

Futuremark 3DMark06 1.0.2 Source: FutureMark

3DMark06 is the worldwide standard in advanced 3D game performance benchmarking. A fundamental tool for every company in the PC industry as well as PC users and gamers, 3DMark06 uses advanced real-time 3D game workloads to measure PC performance using a suite of DirectX 9 3D graphics tests, CPU tests, and 3D feature tests. 3DMark06 tests include all new HDR/SM3.0 graphics tests, SM2.0 graphics tests, AI and physics driven single and multiple cores or processor CPU tests and a collection of comprehensive feature tests t reliably measure next generation gaming performance today.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportFuturemark 3DMark06 1.1.0
Overall: Points Ranking
MSI X58 Platinum (X58 133/1066) 15134
MSI Eclipse Plus (X58 133/1066) 15127
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 (P55 133/1333) 14880
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 (P55 133/1333) 14877
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD5 (P55 133/1333) 15089
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P (P55 133/1333) 14929
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R (P55 133/1333) 14916
ASUS P7P55D Deluxe (P55 133/1333) 14942
ASUS P7P55D Premium (P55 133/1333) 14891
Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P (790FX 200/1066) 15082
MSI 785GM-E65 (785G 200/1066) 14995
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (785G 200/1066) 14998
Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H (785G 200/1066) 14983
Gigabyte GA-MA785G-UD3H (785G 200/1066) 14964
CPU: Points Ranking
MSI X58 Platinum (X58 133/1066) 4658
MSI Eclipse Plus (X58 133/1066) 4594
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 (P55 133/1333) 4135
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 (P55 133/1333) 4155
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD5 (P55 133/1333) 4289
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P (P55 133/1333) 4240
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R (P55 133/1333) 4162
ASUS P7P55D Deluxe (P55 133/1333) 4169
ASUS P7P55D Premium (P55 133/1333) 4150
Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P (790FX 200/1066) 4455
MSI 785GM-E65 (785G 200/1066) 4374
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (785G 200/1066) 4386
Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H (785G 200/1066) 4327
Gigabyte GA-MA785G-UD3H (785G 200/1066) 4317

Gigabyte's GA-P55-UD5 motherboard actually gets the highest overall score here, thanks to a higher than normal CPU score.

Futuremark 3DMark Vantage 1.0.1 Source: FutureMark

3DMark06 is the worldwide standard in advanced 3D game performance benchmarking. A fundamental tool for every company in the PC industry as well as PC users and gamers, 3DMark06 uses advanced real-time 3D game workloads to measure PC performance using a suite of DirectX 9 3D graphics tests, CPU tests, and 3D feature tests. 3DMark06 tests include all new HDR/SM3.0 graphics tests, SM2.0 graphics tests, AI and physics driven single and multiple cores or processor CPU tests and a collection of comprehensive feature tests to reliably measure next generation gaming performance today.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportFuturemark 3DMark Vantage 1.0.1
Performance Overall: (P) Points Ranking
MSI X58 Platinum (X58 133/1066) 7782
MSI Eclipse Plus (X58 133/1066) 7744
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 (P55 133/1333) 7523
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 (P55 133/1333) 7499
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD5 (P55 133/1333) 6552
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P (P55 133/1333) 7516
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R (P55 133/1333) 7522
ASUS P7P55D Deluxe (P55 133/1333) 7545
ASUS P7P55D Premium (P55 133/1333) 7537
Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P (790FX 200/1066) 7363
MSI 785GM-E65 (785G 200/1066) 7308
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (785G 200/1066) 7299
Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H (785G 200/1066) 7318
Gigabyte GA-MA785G-UD3H (785G 200/1066) 7280
CPU score: Points Ranking
MSI X58 Platinum (X58 133/1066) 16399
MSI Eclipse Plus (X58 133/1066) 16579
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 (P55 133/1333) 12287
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 (P55 133/1333) 12153
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD5 (P55 133/1333) 12707
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P (P55 133/1333) 12360
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R (P55 133/1333) 12363
ASUS P7P55D Deluxe (P55 133/1333) 12475
ASUS P7P55D Premium (P55 133/1333) 12458
Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P (790FX 200/1066) 11011
MSI 785GM-E65 (785G 200/1066) 10994
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (785G 200/1066) 10982
Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H (785G 200/1066) 11129
Gigabyte GA-MA785G-UD3H (785G 200/1066) 10881

And suddenly the Gigabyte GA-P55-UD5 motherboard is in the back of the pack again, this time by a significant margin.

Sierra FEAR 1.08

Source: Sierra

FEAR is Sierra's latest first person shooter which relies heavily on DirectX 9 features. With its "Soft Shadows" feature enabled, even the fastest videocards run at a crawl, FEAR is definitely the new benchmark for future FPS games to follow.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSierra FEAR 1.08
Minimum 640x480: Points Ranking
MSI X58 Platinum (X58 133/1066) 646
MSI Eclipse Plus (X58 133/1066) 646
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 (P55 133/1333) 628
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 (P55 133/1333) 635
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD5 (P55 133/1333) 656
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P (P55 133/1333) 636
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R (P55 133/1333) 637
ASUS P7P55D Deluxe (P55 133/1333) 636
ASUS P7P55D Premium (P55 133/1333) 644
Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P (790FX 200/1066) 656
MSI 785GM-E65 (785G 200/1066) 572
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (785G 200/1066) 580
Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H (785G 200/1066) 577
Gigabyte GA-MA785G-UD3H (785G 200/1066) 598
Maximum 1024x768: Points Ranking
MSI X58 Platinum (X58 133/1066) 172
MSI Eclipse Plus (X58 133/1066) 174
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 (P55 133/1333) 171
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 (P55 133/1333) 173
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD5 (P55 133/1333) 172
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P (P55 133/1333) 173
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R (P55 133/1333) 175
ASUS P7P55D Deluxe (P55 133/1333) 174
ASUS P7P55D Premium (P55 133/1333) 174
Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P (790FX 200/1066) 172
MSI 785GM-E65 (785G 200/1066) 171
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (785G 200/1066) 172
Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H (785G 200/1066) 171
Gigabyte GA-MA785G-UD3H (785G 200/1066) 168

Gigabyte's GA-P55-UD5 motherboard performs well in this videocard specific test, there is even less variation now that the videocards PCI Express links go through the Intel Core i5 CPU. All P55 Express-based motherboards here have identical performance.

Let's wrap this all up... conclusions are next!

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte GA-P55-UD5
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte GA-P55-UD5 Intel P55 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Gigabyte Smart 6 - Software Bundle
 Pg 3.  Intel P55 Lynnfield System Architecture
 Pg 4.  Motherboard Highlights Photo Gallery
 Pg 5.  Overclocking the BCLK, BIOS screenshots
 Pg 6.  System Power Draw and Test System Specs
 Pg 7.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Sysmark 2007
 Pg 8.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra - Processor
 Pg 9.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Sandra - Memory
 Pg 10.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PCMark Vantage
 Pg 11.  — Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark06, Vantage, FEAR
 Pg 12.  Gigabyte's Mainstream P55 Express Platform - Worth it?

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