Brief info on Gigabyte 6 series motherboards

One of the leading PC component manufacturer has showed some pictures of 6 series motherboards

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Intel has already introduced the world with its next generation processors codenamed Sandy Bridge at the last IDF in September 2010. 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processors, as Intel calls it, will use different sockets (LGA 2011, LGA 1155, LGA 1356). Therefore new motherboards are required to support them(read more here).

One of the leading PC component manufacturer, GIGABYTE, has showed some pictures of 6 series motherboards to support Intel’s next gen CPUs. For now, there are three models known.
GIGABYTE P67A-UD3R

GIGABYTE P67A-UD3R

Motherboard layout

Features:

  • Onboard SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and SAT A 6Gbps to deliver impeccable data transfer speeds
  • New Matte Black color PCB offering a stylish new outlook that lends itself to decoration and case mods
  • GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 3 design with 2x Copper PCB to provide the stability, reliability and longevity essential to meet the power needs of high-end processors and other components running today’s most demanding applications and games
  • Unique GIGABYTE 3x USB Power design with On/Off Charge USB ports to offer faster battery charging for iPhone, iPad and iPod devices
  • CrossFireX™ support for ultimate graphics performance
  • GIGABYTE patented DualBIOS™ technology delivering the highest level of failure protection

GIGABYTE P67A-UD3

GIGABYTE P67A-UD3

Motherboard layout

Features:

  • Onboard SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps to deliver impeccable data transfer speeds
  • GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 3 design with 2x Copper PCB to provide the stability, reliability and longevity essential to meet the power needs of high-end processors and other components running today’s most demanding applications and games
  • Unique GIGABYTE 3x USB Power design with On/Off Charge USB ports to offer faster battery charging for iPhone, iPad and iPod devices
  • CrossFireX™ support for ultimate graphics performance
  • GIGABYTE patented DualBIOS™ technology delivering the highest level of failure protection

GIGABYTE H67MA-UD2H

GIGABYTE H67MA-UD2H

Motherboard layout

Features:

  • Onboard SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and SAT A 6Gbps to deliver impeccable data transfer speeds
  • GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 3 design with 2x Copper PCB to provide the stability, reliability and longevity essential to meet the power needs of high-end processors and other components running today’s most demanding applications and games
  • Unique GIGABYTE 3x USB Power design with On/Off Charge USB ports to offer faster battery charging for iPhone, iPad and iPod devices
  • Intel® HD Graphics enabling incredible desktop media and immersive 3D experience
  • HDMI/DVI/DisplayPort digital graphics interface to deliver smoother HD video playback
  • CrossFireX™ support for ultimate graphics performance
  • GIGABYTE patented DualBIOS™ technology delivering the highest level of failure protection

Here some detail of motherboards specification:

Model P67A-UD3R P67A-UD3 H67MA-UD2H
Socket 1155 1155 1155
CPU support Intel® 2nd Generation
Core Processors
Intel® 2nd Generation
Core Processors
Intel® 2nd Generation
Core Processors
Chipset Intel® 6-series Intel® 6-series Intel® 6-series
Memory slots x4 DDR3 DIMMs x4 DDR3 DIMMs x4 DDR3 DIMMs
Memory
support
Dual Channel

2200/1600/
1333/1066/800
Dual Channel

2200/1600/
1333/1066/800
Dual Channel

2200/1600/
1333/1066/800
PCI-e xl6 slots x2/( 1×16 + 1×4) x2/( 1×16 + 1×4) x2/( 1×16 + 1×4)
PCI-e xl6
line config
1×16 + 1×4 1×16 + 1×4 1×16 + 1×4
PCI-e xl slots x3 x3 x2
PCI slots x2 x2 none
SATA 3Gbps/6Gbps x4/x2 x4/x2 x4/x2
USB 3.0/2.0 x2/x14 x3/x12 x2/x14
D-Sub/DVI none/none none/none x1/x1
HDMI/Display Port none/none none/none x1/x1
Audio 8-Channel 8-Channel 8-Channel
LAN 1GbE PCI-e lGbE PCI-e lGbE PCI-e
Form Factor ATX ATX m-ATX
DualBIOS™ yes yes yes
Dual CPU Power yes no yes
UltraDurable™ 3 yes yes yes
On/Off Charge yes yes yes
3x USB Power yes yes yes

There is still no information on motherboard price and date they meet the market.

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