Gigabyte introduced a refresh batch of motherboards for Intel Haswell-E. The new models feature different distribution of elements on the PCB and should offer better Overclocking for the CPU.

This refers to the GA-X99-UD3P, GA-X99-UD4P and GA-X99-Gaming 5P – easy to distinguish them on store shelves, because in the name you can see the postscript “P”. The main difference is the LGA 2011-3 with an increased number of socket pins and switch for selecting the operating mode (standard or increased the number of active contacts) – as you might imagine, the increased number of CPU socket pins should offer better opportunities to accelerate the CPU (Overlocking).

So far, this functionality was available in models typically designed for Overclocking (eg. GA-X99-SOC Champion), but the manufacturer has also decided to introduce its cheaper siblings. In addition, the new models offer very similar functionality – below you can see a comparison of the old and new versions.

Gigabyte X99-UD3P, UD4P and Gaming 5P: Motherboards under the LGA Socket 2011-3 OC

GIGABYTE GA-X99-UD3

GIGABYTE GA-X99-UD3 (OLD Version)

GIGABYTE GA-X99-UDP

GIGABYTE GA-X99-UDP (New Offer)

Specification of Gigabyte GA-X99-UD3P Motherboard:

  • Format: ATX
  • Socket LGA 2011-3
  • Chipset: Intel X99
  • RAM: 4x DDR4 8 GB 2800 MHz
  • Connectors for expansion cards: 4x PCI-Express 3.0 x16, 3x PCI-Express 2.0 x1
  • Connectors for hard disk drive: 8x SATA 6Gb / s, SATA Express 10 Gb / s, 2x M.2
  • Connector on the rear panel:
    • two PS / 2 ports
    • four USB 2.0 ports
    • six USB 3.0 ports
    • RJ45 gigabit network adapter
    • audio connector 8-channel sound card (including optical S / PDIF)
GIGABYTE GA-X99-UD4

GIGABYTE GA-X99-UD4 (OLD Version)

GIGABYTE GA-X99-UDP (New Version)

GIGABYTE GA-X99-UDP (New Version)

Specification of Gigabyte GA-X99-UD4P motherboard:

  • Format: E-ATX
  • Socket LGA 2011-3
  • Chipset: Intel X99
  • RAM: 8x DDR4 8 GB 2800 MHz
  • Connectors for expansion cards: 4x PCI-Express 3.0 x16, 3x PCI-Express 2.0 x1
  • Connectors for hard disk drive: 8x SATA 6Gb / s, SATA Express 10 Gb / s, 2x M.2
  • Connector on the rear panel:
    • two PS / 2 ports
    • four USB 2.0 ports
    • six USB 3.0 ports
    • RJ45 gigabit network adapter
    • audio connector 8-channel sound card (including optical S / PDIF)
GIGABYTE GA-X99-Gaming 5

GIGABYTE GA-X99-Gaming 5 (Old Version)

Gigabyte GA-X99-Gaming 5P

Gigabyte GA-X99-Gaming 5P (New Offer)

Specification of Gigabyte GA-X99-Gaming 5P motherboard:

  • Format: E-ATX
  • Socket LGA 2011-3
  • Chipset: Intel X99
  • RAM: 8x DDR4 8 GB 3200 MHz
  • Connectors for expansion cards: 4x PCI-Express 3.0 x16, 3x PCI-Express 2.0 x1
  • Connectors for hard disk drive: 8x SATA 6Gb / s, SATA Express 10 Gb / s, 2x M.2
  • Connector on the rear panel:
    • two PS / 2 ports
    • four USB 2.0 ports
    • six USB 3.0 ports
    • RJ45 gigabit network card Killer E2200
    • audio connector 8-channel sound card (including optical S / PDIF)

Although the prices of the new models are not yet known, but it should not differ significantly from those for standard (without the suffix P) counterparts.

Source: Gigabyte