Overclockers Australia!
Make us your homepage. Add us to your bookmarks  
Major Sponsors:


News
Current
News Archive
SEND NEWS!

Site
Articles & Reviews
Forums
Wiki
Podcast
Pix
Search
Contact

Team OCAU
Folding Team
Seti@Home Team
Climate Prediction

Misc
OCAU Sponsors
OCAU IRC
Online Vendors
Motorcycle Club

Gigabyte PH67A-UD3 Sandy Bridge Mobo
Date 25th January 2011
Author DiGiTaL MoNkEY
Editor James "Agg" Rolfe
Manufacturer Gigabyte


Motherboard Features

Motherboard Features:
Gigabyte has implemented a variety of technologies with the PH67A-UD3. The core features and components include:

Ultra Durable 3 Classic technology includes a 2oz copper design for a lower working temperature and a reduction of hotspots, better overclocking, better power efficiency allowing electric current to flow with less resistance and enabling more power efficient circuits with lower power loss and less heat generated. You'll find the majority of GIGABYTE motherboards sporting at least the 'Classic' version, where higher-end models will up the ante even more on component quality.

Click to Enlarge

SATA 3.0 - Finally we have a native Intel solutions for SATA 3.0, while the standard chipset features support for only two SATA 3.0 ports, it's better than nothing. The other four ports are the usual SATA 2.0, and while Intel do claim RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, or RAID 10 are achievable across all six ports the performance repercussions can vary.

Click to Enlarge

DualBIOS - This feature includes a second BIOS chip on the motherboard. If something goes wrong during a BIOS flash the system will automatically revert to a previous version stored on the backup BIOS chip without hesitation. GIGABYTE have also been able to include 3TB+ hard drive support without the need to move to a UEFI architecture

Click to Enlarge

USB 3.0 support continues to be provided by a third party NEC D720200F1 controller due to no chipset offering a native USB 3.0 solution. One chip allows two USB 3.0 ports to be available, which are backward compatible with USB 2.0.

Click to Enlarge

ON/OFF Charge Technology provides a set of white and red coloured USB pin headers that can easily be connected to your system's front USB 2.0 ports allowing extra amperage for your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad to charge correctly. Unlike traditional design Gigabyte's ON/OFF technology will allow you devices to keep charging even while your PC is off or in a variety of standby modes.

Click to Enlarge

Power Phase LED display is an extension of GIGABYTE's Dynamic Energy Saver package that runs via Windows. While this gives you a visual indication of the load/usage of the power circuitry, they are unable to be disabled while the Energy Saver utility is enabled, nevertheless if the LED lighting isn't for you, making sure the processors power saving features are enabled in the BIOS will aid similar benefits.

Click to Enlarge   Click to Enlarge

24-pin and 8-pin ATX Power connectors are located in easy to access areas out of the way of other components and without the need to purchase extensions unless your power supply cables are short to begin with.

Click to Enlarge   Click to Enlarge

GIGABYTE Dynamic Energy Saver 2 utilizes a proprietary hardware and software design to reduce power consumption and deliver optimized auto-phase-switching for the CPU, Memory, Chipset, VGA, HDD, and fans when possible. The Windows software is fairly straight forward to use, and can be set to a variety of power saving levels, especially handy for PC's that are on constantly.

Click to Enlarge

EasyTune6 is GIGABYTE's own software tools to help you make the most of your motherboards capabilities. EasyTune 6 gives Windows access to tweaking and overclocking with the touch of a few buttons, as well as information about key components on your motherboard. Unfortunately due to Intel's lack of overclocking ability on H67 chipsets, it makes this utility fairly redundant.

Click to Enlarge

@BIOS allows for easy BIOS flashing in Windows, while the Smart 6 centre gives you quick access to extra management tools from speeding up boot times to encrypted password storage, system monitoring, and much more.

Click to Enlarge

Other Gigabyte features and technologies include Q-Flash, Xpress Install, Xpress Recovery2, eXtreme Hard Drive (X.H.D), Q-Share and Cloud OC support. More details of these can be found on Gigabyte's website.


All original content copyright James Rolfe.
All rights reserved. No reproduction allowed without written permission.
Interested in advertising on OCAU? Contact us for info.

Hosted by Micron21!

Recent Content


Crucial P1 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD



AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX and 2920X



Team Group T-Force Delta R RGB SSD



FSP Amport 62 6-port USB Charger



Synology Routers, RT1900ac & RT2600ac



Getting Started with Arduino



ADATA Ultimate SU800 256GB SSD