PCSTATS Main Page Follow PCSTATS on Facebook PCSTATS RSS Feed PCSTATS Twitter Feed + Motherboards
+ Videocards
+ Memory
+ Beginners Guides
News & Advanced Search  Feedback?
[X]   Directory of
Guides & Reviews

Beginners Guides
Weekly Newsletter
Archived Newsletters

 

Contact the Suite 66 Advertising Agency
Seagate Backup Plus Slim External USB 3.0 2TB Hard Drive Review

Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 Intel P55 Motherboard Review

Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 Intel P55 Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: What really makes the companies' flagship Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 motherboard stand out from the crowd? In one word - features.For starters Gigabyte has sweetened the pot with a little more of well... everything. There is support for nVidia SLI and ATI CrossfireX of course, but there's also combo USB/eSATA ports and a pair of extra slots for DDR3 memory to entice you.
 87% Rating:   
Filed under: Motherboards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte Jan 30 2010   Julian Apong  
Home > Reviews > Motherboards > Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6

PC Power Draw and Test System Specs

Energy efficient computers are a good thing, so it helps to know how power efficient, or power hungry different parts of a computer are when stressed with different tasks. Since it is very difficult to isolate a videocard or CPU and measure power draw separately, PCSTATS measures total system power draw with the aid of an Extech 380803 AC Power Analyzer and A-PFC compliant PC Power and Cooling 750W power supply. The meter is placed between the 120V AC outlet and the PC power supply.

By stressing the test platform's graphics solution or processor, it's then possible to measure power draw relative to the PC at an idle state. The test system is measured at Idle (Windows desktop), Graphics Loaded (3Dmark06) and CPU Loaded (Prime 95) states.

Total System Power Draw
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6

Processor & Graphics Solution

Idle CPU Loaded

Intel Core i5 750
nVidia Geforce GTS250
(Discrete Graphics)

124W 175W
(At desktop) (via Prime95)

Power draw for the Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 test system is very similar to what PCSTATS has seen from other Intel P55 Express motherboards. With a Geforce GTS250 graphics card added in and the Core i5 750 processor under full load, the entire system draws about 175W. At idle that figure falls to 124W.

Prelude to Benchmarks

The details of how the Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 motherboard test system was configured for benchmarking; the specific hardware, software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions is indicated below. In the second column are the general specs for the reference platforms this Intel P55 Express based motherboard is to be compared against.

Please take a moment to look over PCSTATS test system configurations before moving on to the individual benchmark results on the next page.

PCSTATS Test System Configurations
Test System - Intel Core i5 Reference System - AMD Phenom II X4 Reference System - Intel Core i7
Processor:

Intel Core i5 750
(45nm)

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
(45nm)

Intel Core i7 920
(45nm)
Clock Speed: 20 x 133 MHz = 2.66 GHz 16 x 200 MHz = 3.2 GHz 20 x 133 MHz = 2.67 GHz
Socket: Socket LGA1156 Socket AM3 / AM2+ Socket LGA1366
Motherboard:

Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6* (P55 Express)
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 (P55 Express)
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD5 (P55 Express)
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P* (P55 Express)
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R (P55 Express)
ASUS P7P55D Premium* (P55 Express)
ASUS P7P55D Deluxe (P55 Express)

Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P (AMD 790FX)
Gigabyte
GA-MA785G-UD3H (AMD 785G)
Gigabyte
GA-MA785GMT-UD2H (AMD 785G)
MSI
785GM-E65 (AMD 785G)
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (AMD 785G)
MSI Eclipse Plus (X58 Express)
MSI X58 Platinum (X58 Express)
Videocard:

ASUS ENGTS250 DK
(Geforce GTS250)

Memory:

2x 2GB Corsair XMS3-1600C9

2x 2GB Corsair XMS3-1600C8

3x 2GB Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D DDR3
Memory Speed: DDR3-1333 DDR3-1066 DDR3-1066

74GB Western Digital Raptor WD740 (3GB/s SATA II)
*2TB Segate Barracuda XT (6GB/s SATA III) for Marvell 9128 Compliant boards

Optical Drive:

ASUS BC-1205PT-BD

Power Supply:

PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 750W

Heatsink:

Intel Reference 1156 Heatsink

Athlon64 K8 Reference Heatsink Intel Reference 1366 Heatsink
Monitor (1080p):

ASUS MK241 24" HD LCD

Software Setup:

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit
Intel 9.1.1.1019
nVIDIA Forceware 190.62

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
AMD Catalyst 9.12
nVIDIA Forceware 195.62

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
Intel INF 9.1.0.1012
nVIDIA Forceware 182.08

Benchmarks:
System Benchmarks:
SYSmark 2007
PCMark Vantage
SiSoft Sandra 2009

Gaming B/M:
3DMark06
3DMark Vantage
FEAR

< Previous Page © 2017 PCSTATS.com Next Page >

 

Contents of Article: Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 Intel P55 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Notable Features on the GA-P55-UD6 Board
 Pg 3.  Intel P55 Architecture & Gigabyte Smart 6
 Pg 4.  Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 Motherboard Highlights
 Pg 5.  Overclocking For fun and SPEED / BIOS screenshots
 Pg 6.  — PC 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.  Time to Upgrade to Intel P55?

SEARCH PCSTATS 
Use the power of Google to search all of PCSTATS and the PCSTATS Forums. Tell us what you think of this new feature - FEEDBACK?
   12 / 16 / 2017 | 6:08AM
Hardware Sections 


google
 
PCSTATS Network Features Information About Us Contact
FrostyTech
TransmetaZone
BeginnersPC
PCSTATS Newsletter
PCSTATS Forums
ShoppingList Assistance
Tech Glossary
Technology WebSite Listings
PermaLink News
Archived News
Submit News (Review RSS Feed)
Site Map
PCstats Wallpaper
About Us
Employment
Privacy Policy
Advertise on PCSTATS

How's Our Driving?
© Copyright 1999-2017 www.pcstats.com All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of Use.