Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 Intel X58 Chipset Motherboard

The Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 Motherboard is based on the latest Intel X58 +ICH10R Express Chipset and supports newest Intel Core i7 processors in socket LGA1366 and has been optimized to deliver new levels of performance and reliability for home and business users.

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Based on Intel’s highest end X58 chipset, the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD5 offers a wide range of premium features tailor-made for PC enthusiasts. The latest monster performance GA-X58A-UD5 motherboard, featuring a revolutionary new 16 phase Unlocked Power design, 3-way graphics support including Nvidia SLI and ATI CrossFireX, as well as a host of unique GIGABYTE features including 333 Onboard Acceleration and On/Off Charge.

GIGABYTE’s entire line of X58-based motherboards are ready to support the new generation of Intel 32nm 6-core processors, delivering the very best platform for multitasking, multimedia and high performance gaming and has been designed with copper cooled quality for lower working temperatur.

The Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 Motherboard supports the newest Intel Core i7 processors in socket LGA1366 with QPI 6.4 GT/s and features a revolution energy saving design with DES Advanced featuring hardware based Dynamic 4-Gear switching.

The motherboard offers support for six 3 channel DDR3 2200+ memory modules and includes 2 PCI-E 2.0 x16 graphics interface with CrossFireX and SLI support for ultimate graphics performance.

Featuring 100% 50,000 hour lifespan Japanese solid capacitors design the Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 Motherboard features unique hardware control IC that provide more precision voltage control.

In addition, the Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 Motherboard includes licensed AWARD BIOS supporting DualBIOS and also features high speed Gigabit Ethernet connection and home theater quality 8-channel High Definition Audio.

The GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD5 motherboards also leverage the success of GIGABYTE’s uniquely developed technologies including the GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 design, which features 2x the amount of copper of a traditional PCB design, as well as the innovative Smart6 PC management tools, On/Off Charge for quick anytime iphone charging, Dynamic Energy Saver 2 power saving utilities, and DualBIOS technologies.

Key Features of Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 Motherboard

Form Factor

  • ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm

CPU

  • Support for an Intel Core i7 series processor in the LGA 1366 package (Go to CPU Support List for the latest CPU support )
  • L3 cache varies with CPU

Chipset

  • North Bridge: Intel X58 Express Chipset
  • South Bridge: Intel ICH10R

Memory

  • 6 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 24 GB of system memory
  • Dual/3 channel memory architecture
  • Support for DDR3 2200/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules
  • Supports non-ECC memory modules

Audio

  • Realtek ALC888 codec
  • High Definition Audio
  • 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
  • Support for Dolby Home Theater
  • Support for S/PDIF In/Out

Ethernet LAN

  • 2 x Realtek 8111E chips (10/100/1000 Mbit)
  • Support Smart Dual LAN

Expansion Slots

  • 2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 x16
  • 2 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8
  • 2 x PCI Express x1 slot
  • 1 x PCI slots

Multi-Graphics Technology

  • Support for 2-Way/3-Way ATI CrossFireX/NVIDIA SLI technology

Storage Interface

South Bridge:

  • 6 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATA2_0, SATA2_1, SATA2_2, SATA2_3, SATA2_4, SATA2_5) supporting up to 6 SATA 3Gb/s devices
  • Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10

Marvell 9128 chip:

  • 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (GSATA3_6, GSATA3_7) supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s devices
  • Support for SATA RAID 0, and RAID 1

GIGABYTE SATA2 chip:

  • 1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices
  • 2 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (GSATA2_8, GSATA2_9) supporting up to 2 SATA 3Gb/s devices
  • Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, and JBOD

JMicron JMB362 chip:

  • 2 x eSATA 3Gb/s connectors (eSATA/USB Combo) on the back panel sup- porting up to 2 SATA 3Gb/s devices
  • Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, and JBOD

iTE IT8720 chip:

  • 1 x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive

iTE IT8720 chip

  • 1 x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive

IEEE 1394

  • T.I. TSB43AB23 chip
  • Up to 3 IEEE 1394a ports (1 on the back panel, 2 via the IEEE 1394a brackets connected to the internal IEEE 1394a headers)

USB Ports

Integrated in the South Bridge

  • Up to 10 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (6 on the back panel, including 2 eSATA/USB Combo, 4 via the USB brackets connected to the internal USB headers)

NEC chip:

  • Up to 2 USB 3.0/2.0 ports on the back panel

Internal I/O Connectors

  • 1 x floppy disk drive connector
  • 1 x IDE connector
  • 8 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
  • 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

Back Panel Connectors

  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard port
  • 1 x PS/2 mouse port
  • 1 x coaxial S/PDIF Out connector
  • 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  • 2 x IEEE 1394a port
  • 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports
  • 2 x eSATA/USB Combo connectors
  • 1 x RJ-45 ports
  • 6 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out/Rear Speaker Out/Side Speaker Out/Line In/Line Out/Microphone)
Price and Availability

The Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 Motherboard based on Intel X58 chipset is available for Rs. 17,900 with one year warranty.

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