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Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 Intel P55 Express Motherboard Review

Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 Intel P55 Express Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The GA-P55A-UD6 has a trio of new improvements in the form of SATA 6.0 GB/s using a Marvell SE9128 controller for faster hard drive transfers, enhanced USB voltage capabilities and USB 3.0 support for high-speed peripherals thanks to a NEC µPD720200 controller.
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External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte Jul 21 2010   Julian Apong  
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Test System Specs

Prelude to Benchmarks

The details of how the Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 motherboard test system was configured for benchmarking, including the specific hardware, software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions are indicated below.

In the second column are the general specs for the reference platforms this Intel P55 Express based platform is to be compared against. Please take a moment to look over PCSTATS test system configurations before moving on to the individual benchmark results.

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

For the sake of having a common reference point we're also going to be including some benchmarks against motherboards based on Intel's X58 Express chipset, and AMD's 700-series of chipsets. Since differences in processor speed, cores and memory bandwidth will make comparisons between platforms impossible, PCSTATS' benchmark commentary will only focus on the differences between the different Intel P55 Express chipset motherboards.

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 Intel P55 Express Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Intel P55 Express Chipset
 Pg 3.  Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 Motherboard Highlights
 Pg 4.  Overclocking the Bus and IGP, BIOS screenshots
 Pg 5.  — Test System Specs
 Pg 6.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Sysmark 2007
 Pg 7.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra - Processor
 Pg 8.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Sandra - Memory
 Pg 9.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PCMark Vantage
 Pg 10.  Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage, 3DMark06, FEAR
 Pg 11.  Conclusion: a favorite in the PCSTATS Labs

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