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Sandy Bridge motherboard photos

Sandy Bridge motherboard photos

Sandy Bridge motherboards caught in the wild

IDF 2010: Bizarrely, despite all the details that Intel gave away yesterday about its forthcoming Sandy Bridge CPUs, the motherboard chipset has still yet to be officially named.

However, Gigabyte has come to the rescue, showing off several Sandy Bridge motherboards. Amusingly, in traditional Gigabyte style the middle of the motherboard name is derived from the chipset, so without further ado, here are several Gigabyte motherboards based on the Intel P67 chipset to feast your eyes on.

We also managed to take a couple of photos of an ATX P67 motherboard made by Intel along with a mini-ITX board that Intel is also developing.

The latter could be really interesting as there will be some special low power quad-core Sandy Bridge CPUs with an ultra low 45W TDP.

Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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Sandy Bridge motherboard photos *Sandy Bridge Motherboard Photo Preview

Sandy Bridge motherboard photos *Sandy Bridge Motherboard Photo Preview

Sandy Bridge motherboard photos *Sandy Bridge Motherboard Photo Preview

Sandy Bridge motherboard photos *Sandy Bridge Motherboard Photo Preview

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Singularity 15th September 2010, 10:31 Quote
I like the little skull on the intel board :D
mi1ez 15th September 2010, 10:36 Quote
the Gigabyte is a good looking board!
stonedsurd 15th September 2010, 10:44 Quote
mITX ftw!
yakyb 15th September 2010, 10:46 Quote
only 6 sata ports on the UD5? the p55-UD5 had 10
Snips 15th September 2010, 10:56 Quote
Sorry if it's already been addressed here but why only dual channel ram? is this just the new replacement for 1156?
TWeaK 15th September 2010, 11:08 Quote
The UD5 does at least have 4 USB3 ports at the rear though. Now, if only they'd sort out that damned header..
Floyd 15th September 2010, 12:32 Quote
Finally looks like the new mobos are phasing out Legacy ports like IDE and floppy! WHOOT!
IMO they shouldnt belong on mobos anymore, I cant even remember the last time I saw a floppy let alone used one lol.
V3ctor 15th September 2010, 12:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by Floyd
Finally looks like the new mobos are phasing out Legacy ports like IDE and floppy! WHOOT!
IMO they shouldnt belong on mobos anymore, I cant even remember the last time I saw a floppy let alone used one lol.

X2... Goodbye old formats... :D The boards look much "cleaner" now without those interfaces...
RichCreedy 15th September 2010, 13:57 Quote
what you mean when i upgrade i cant have my floppy drive anymore, thats just rubbish.









not really, lol, we still have customers who want a floppy drive though :-S
TSR2 15th September 2010, 17:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by Singularity
I like the little skull on the intel board :D

Have you noticed that our motherboards have actually got little pictures of skulls on them? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEle_DLDg9Y)
Fordy 15th September 2010, 17:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by Snips
Sorry if it's already been addressed here but why only dual channel ram? is this just the new replacement for 1156?

Yes... if you read.. it's a P67 "Sandy Bridge" LGA1155 board.
mrbens 15th September 2010, 17:57 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by TSR2
Have you noticed that our motherboards have actually got little pictures of skulls on them? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEle_DLDg9Y)

haha :)
Blanx3_Bytex 15th September 2010, 18:18 Quote
Looks a lot like Gigabyte has taken inspiration from MSI's rebooted colour scheme on its motherboards, The Gun-metal and Blue is a much more menacing colour than its previous light blue schemes.
ericxp628 15th September 2010, 19:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by Blanx3_Bytex
Looks a lot like Gigabyte has taken inspiration from MSI's rebooted colour scheme on its motherboards, The Gun-metal and Blue is a much more menacing colour than its previous light blue schemes.

Totally agree with you. I stayed away from Gigabyte boards because of their color. lol. Guess now i can turn back to Gigabyte boards
Ficky Pucker 15th September 2010, 23:18 Quote
new colours !! go gigabyte !
cgthomas 16th September 2010, 13:21 Quote
good to see Gigabyte ditch the cheap plastic colours
Krayzie_B.o.n.e. 19th September 2010, 17:44 Quote
Gun Metal Gray and Evil Skulls. Now this is hardcore Nerd Tech!

Finally some signs of evolution, Mobos without IDE ports, YEH!!
Boscoe 28th September 2010, 21:15 Quote
Yeh I have never bought a gigabyte board because I didn't think it would look right with a black case, psu and gfx card!

I think the boards look good although a bit cheap.

Are the boards going to be a competitive price do we think or are they gonna be mega expensive?
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