Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Rev.2 review

The second coming of Gigabyte's budget X58 board

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With ever more features integrated into modern CPUs, including the memory controller, motherboards have become less critical for performance.

Consequently, you'll find little to choose between various Intel X58 boards in terms of stock-clocked application performance.

However, when it comes to overclocking, the quality of features such as power phases can have a big impact. Likewise, in future SATA and USB bandwidth will be increasingly critical. SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 are now essential on any high end board.

HD video encoding performance

Gigabyte ga x58a ud3r rev 2 benchmarks

3D rendering performance

Gigabyte ga x58a ud3r rev 2 benchmarks

Memory bandwidth

Gigabyte ga x58a ud3r rev 2 benchmarks

Gaming performance

Gigabyte ga x58a ud3r rev 2 benchmarks

Overclocking performance

Gigabyte ga x58a ud3r rev 2 benchmarks

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Tech Specs

Product TypeDesktop Motherboard
Chipset ManufacturerIntel
Chipset ModelX58 Express
Multi GPU SupportedCrossFireX, SLI
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots4
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Processor SocketSocket B LGA-1366
Brand NameGigabyte
Form FactorATX
Processor SupportedCore i7, Xeon Quad-core
Total Processor Supported1
Maximum Memory24 GB
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE
64-bit ProcessingYes
Number of Memory Slots6
Number of PCI Slots1
Audio Channels7.1
Gigabit EthernetYes
Number of IDE Interfaces1
Number of SATA Interfaces11
QuickPath Interconnect6.40 GT/s
RAID SupportedYes
Number of Total Expansion Slots7
Network (RJ-45)Yes
eSATA/USB ComboYes
Total Number of USB Ports6
Number of USB 3.0 Ports4
Total Number of FireWire/i.LINK Ports2
PS/2 PortYes
Number of PS/2 Ports2
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports2
Total Number of Onboard FireWire/i.LINK Ports1
Total Number of PCI Express Slots6
Processor TechnologyEnhanced SpeedStep Technology
Width305 mm
Depth244 mm
ManufacturerGIGABYTE Technology, Inc
Product ModelGA-X58A-UD3R
Product NameUltra Durable 3 GA-X58A-UD3R Desktop Board
Controller TypeFloppy Controller, Serial ATA/600, Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
Manufacturer Part NumberGA-X58A-UD3R
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://uk.giga-byte.com
Marketing Information

Ultra Durable 3 GA-X58A-UD3R Desktop Board, featuring 2 ounces of copper for both the Power and Ground layers which dramatically lowers system temperature by delivering a more efficient spreading of heat from critical areas of the motherboard such as the CPU power zone throughout the entire PCB. GIGABYTE's Ultra Durable 3 also lowers the PCB impedance by 50%, which helps to reduce electrical waste and further lowers component temperatures.

Package Contents
  • Ultra Durable 3 GA-X58A-UD3R Desktop Board
  • Driver Disk
  • User Manual
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • 1 x IDE Cable
  • 4 x SATA 3Gb/s Cables
  • I/O Shield
  • 2-Way SLI Bridge Connector
  • 3-Way SLI Bridge Connector