World's Best Phase Power Design
The GIGABYTE P67A-UD7 sports a 24-phase power design allowing optimal power delivery and superior thermal performance. In P67 systems, seamless power delivery is important for system stability during extensive CPU loading variations. The load is shared among the 24 power phases, resulting in less VRM heat generation.
GIGABYTE 6 series motherboards incorporate an Intel® approved Intersil PWM controller that is VRD 12 (Voltage Regulator Down) compliant. This means that it offers new features that include SerialVID (SVID) which transfers power management information between the processor and voltage regulator controller, allowing more robust and efficient signaling control between the CPU and PWM controller – hence, delivering a more energy efficient platform.
The 3-in-1 Driver MOSFET reduces the mounting area by half and raises the efficiency at higher switching frequencies. Higher phase count enables optimum power delivery and voltage stability. Driver MOSFETs have also been shown in the lab to demonstrate lower temperatures by as much as 15.9C on the MOSFET and 26.7C less on the Choke. This thermal margin allows for greater gains when overclocking.
Maximum CPU Power
The GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7 has the same CPU VRM design as the award winning X58A-UD9 with the additional benefits of Driver MOSFETS. Under heavy load when the full 24 power phases are active, through dynamic 6-gear switching, each set of phases share the workload evenly, effectively doubling the lifespan of the phases. This Auto Dual Power switching design is an industry first and only available from GIGABYTE.
High Quality Components and Design
Since the P67A-UD7 carries the Ultra Durable 3 mark, the motherboard is composed of ultra high quality components including: 2 oz Copper PCB design, Japanese Solid Capacitors, Lower RDS(on) MOSFET and Ferrite Core Chokes. All of these components combine to deliver a longer lifetime, lower temperatures, lower power loss and lower impedance.
GIGABYTE 333 Technology
The GIGABYTE 333 Technology features SuperSpeed USB 3.0 from Renasas (NEC) with superfast data transfer rate of up to 5 Gbps, Intel P67 SATA3 6Gbps interface with 4x speed supporting RAID 0 and finally 3X USB Power Boost designed for greater USB device compatibility and stability.
Super Speed USB 3.0
The GIGABYTE P67A-UD7 has 6 USB 3.0 ports on the rear I/O panel and four on-board. For users who want an even faster USB 3.0 connectivity, the P67A-UD7 has an optional Turbo USB feature, effectively increasing the performance up to 10% by utilizing PCIE x8 VGA lanes.
SATA3 6Gbps with Turbo XHD
The GA-P67A-UD7 has 6 SATA3 6Gbps ports, adding four more from the two ports natively supported by the Intel P67 chip. These ports are controlled via a Marvell 9128 chip providing two internal SATA3 ports as well as two external SATA 3 port at the rear I/O panel. The P67A also has a Turbo XHD feature which automatically detects SATA3 HDDs and can boost performance up to 4X the standard. Turbo XHD is a simple way to enable RAID 0, done through a single button entry instead of the cumbersome multi-step RAID setup.
3x USB Power Boost
The GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7 has up to 4x lower resistance from dedicated USB port fuses. This ensures lower voltage drop and improves performance.
3-way SLI/CrossFireX Support
Through the use of a dedicated NVIDIA NF200 chip, the GA-P67A-UD7 is capable of 3-way SLI or CrossFireX multi-graphics card support, beyond the capabilities of what Intel originally designed the P67 mainboards to be.
ON/OFF Charge Technology
GIGABYTE On/Off Charge technology allows you to charge your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch regardless of whether your PC is on, in standby mode or even off. A derivative of GIGABYTE's highly acclaimed 3x USB Power feature, On/Off Charge enables devices to draw more current from GIGABYTE motherboard USB ports than standard USB ports allow, so that charging from your PC can be as fast as with a charger.
Smart DUAL LAN
The P67A-UD7 features intelligent LAN port auto-switching between two physical Gigabit LAN chips. Through network teaming, the bandwidth of both systems are grouped together, effectively doubling the bandwidth up to 2 Gb/s, resulting in a 68% performance increase.