If you are still in love with the raw performance of the Core i7 series, the amount of LGA1156 based P55 motherboard reviews might have you a bit down.  Never fear, the X58 chipset is still alive and well and companies are still improving the features and performance of their boards.  The GIGABYTE X58A-UD7 is a perfect example, this $350 board sports SATA 6Gbs ports as well as USB 3 and it has 4 PCIe 16x slots a pair of which can be used at a full 16x speed.  All of these improvements don’t come without a cost, in [H]ard|OCP’s testing they found that a BIOS update is needed for this board to overcome several obstacles they encountered; still, that did not stop the board from coming away with a silver medal.

“The X58A-UD7 is GIGABYTE’s newest entry into the fiercely competitive LGA1366 board arena. The board packs a lot of promise, built on GIGABYTE’s tried and true X58 based design with some nice bells and whistles added for that extra bit of appeal including USB 3.0 and SATA III features.”

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