Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6

  • Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6
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Based on 9 scores, 30 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    2
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Excellent performance.
  • Superb overclocking options.
  • USB 3.0 and SATA 6.

Cons:

  • Full 6 DIMM Slot population require single sided modules.
  • PCIe x16 2.0 not possible with USB3/SATA6 functionality turned on.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Hi Tech Legion on

Typical of Gigabyte motherboards, the GA-P55A-UD6 is feature-rich and is built with overclocking enthusiasts in mind. These features aren’t just buzzwords created by the marketing department but actual technologies that users can benefit from...

By PCStats on 90

Gigabyte had its work cut out for it when it came to improving on the original GA-P55-UD6 motherboard, which has become a favorite in the PCSTATS labs due to its rock-solid reliability and extensive features list. However with the updated...

By X-bit Labs on

Despite a couple of disappointing things, the two mainboards from Gigabyte are good indeed, just as you can expect the flagship models in the product family to be. You won’t have any problems assembling a computer with them or running them in...

By HardOCP on

The GIGABYTE P55A-UD6 is "just like" all other P55 chipset motherboards when you talk about performance at stock speeds. However when it comes to overclocking the GA-P55A-UD6 very much shines. It is able to produce some tremendously high BCLK rates...

By PCMag Mideast on 90

Gigabyte makes another hit with the GA-P55A-UD6 – one of their high end motherboards being sold in the market today. When asked which motherboard usually performs the best, Gigabyte surely is always part of the list. And with this line of...

By iXBT Labs on

The new motherboard series from Gigabyte is a good example of the splendours and miseries of the P55 chipset. On the one hand, LGA1156 is a decent general-purpose platform. On the other hand, any effort to make anything original out of it results in...

By Maximum PC on 70

SATA 6 and USB 3.0 come aboard—but at a price Gigabyte’s original GA-P55-UD6 (reviewed December 2009) held the distinction of not only being the first board we tested with Intel’s LGA1156 socket, but also our preferred go-to board for...

By HotHardware on

The P55A-UD6 finished first in 9 out of 12 different categories of our benchmark suite, all while providing a generous accessory bundle, and an excellent layout that made good use of its high-end components. If you're in the market for a new P55...

By Overclockers Club on

In the end, I'd reccomend these boards to anyone who wants to spend the money. That being said, unless you want to use three videocards, you may he happier with the UD4P. It's slightly cheaper, overclocks a little bit better, and offer you more...

By MadShrimps on

In conclusion we can say for this Barracuda XT there is not really a necessity to include a third generation SAT controller, since there is hardly any difference noticeable. SATA 6Gbps however shall become more interesting in the future. With solid...

By PCQuest on

Great performance and support for the latest tech give this board an edge over competition. * Test Bed: Intel Core i5 661 (3.33 GHz) processor, Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB hard disk, 2GB (1800MHz) Patriot DDR3 RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT graphics...

By FiringSquad on

Gigabyte’s flagship P55 board, the P55A-UD6, is incredibly powerful. Its 24-phase power is more than capable of supplying your CPU with lots of good, stable power. And Gigabyte equips the board with an excellent BIOS. If it weren’t for the limitations...

By Hardware Secrets on

Gigabyte P55A-UD6 is an excellent top-shelf motherboard for computers based on the socket 1156 platform. Its highlights are the new USB 3.0 and SATA-600 ports, six memory sockets, support for SLI and CrossFireX modes, 24-phase voltage regulator...

By Benchmark Reviews on 91

Although our rating and final score are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at different points in time. While we do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are...

By Legit Reviews on

Now that we've highlighted each board, I can now go against what I said and declare a winner. The winner, due to it catering to exactly what I enjoy, is the EVGA P55 FTW. I'll be holding on to all the boards in anticipation of the 32nm LGA1156...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

Like any other LGA 1156 motherboard, the P55A-UD6 is limited to eight memory banks via the processor’s dual-channel DDR3 controller, so that typical high-end configurations of 8GB or 16GB are possible via four 2GB or 4GB modules. But Gigabyte has found...

By Bjorn3D on 95

Well 22 pages later, 3 complete reviews (Motherboard, Seagate Barracuda XT, and Buffalo USB 3.0 Drive enclosure) and several weeks later we like the Gigabyte P55A-UD6 motherboard a lot. It features 24 Phase power, SATA 3, USB 3.0 and is a really easy...

By Motherboards.org on 90

From a features point of view the GIGABYTE P55A-UD6 is outstanding. Support for the latest technologies including SATA 6 Gb/second, USB 3.0, SLI and CrossfireX make this board the choice of the enthusiast wanting the latest and greatest technologies...

International Review By HardwareBase on

Gigabyte P55A-UD6 je jako dobro ploča koja će svojim mogućnostima bez sumnje zainteresovati entuzijaste i overclockere, no u isto vrijeme treba naglasiti da je smještena u rang skupljih P55 ploča. Naime, Gigabyteova ploča...

International Review By HardWare Análisis on 91

El precio de la P55A-UD7 y de la P55A-UD6 es de 250€ y 225€ respectivamente, pudiendo parecer elevado para los usuarios medios. Sin embargo, los entusiastas que son a quienes se dirigen esta clase de productos y quienes están dispuestos a...