We have entered an era in technology in which gone is the premise that because it’s small, it won’t be able to perform as well as its bigger siblings. Five to ten years ago, laptops computers were nowhere as powerful as their desktop counterparts. This was even true among desktops with the full ATX and micro ATX motherboards. In many cases a micro board performs well, but is usually daunted by the performance of their full size fellow motherboards. Overclocking, features, and better technologies usually don’t make it to the smaller micro ATX boards, making them rather inferior to the full size boards.
Many users are looking for this to change so that their desktop computers can become portable for LAN party gaming, or smaller so that they can fit in an entertainment center. They want their systems to be smaller, but to still maintain the level of performance that they desire from their larger desktops. Why can’t they have the latest in CPU choices, good overclocking capabilities, and maintain their energy saving performance? Well Gigabyte has managed to meet this compromise with a new Core i5/i7 LGA 1156 micro ATX motherboard.
The Gigabyte P55M-UD4 motherboard brings LGA 1156 CPUs to the micro ATX motherboard market. Along with Core i5/i7 technology, the Gigabyte P55M-UD4 brings Cross Fire X and SLI technology with excellent overclocking capabilities. Along with the performance boosting power comes the excellent energy saving features that Gigabyte has pioneered, including Dynamic Energy Saver 2, Smart 6 and Auto Green technologies.