Time has come to check out the performance numbers and compare the results in two different system modes: in nominal mode and during CPU and memory overclocking. First we are going to talk about the results in nominal mode, when the boards set the most optimal parameters on their own, almost without any help from the user. Due to Intel Turbo Boost technology the clock frequency multiplier of our Intel Core i7-860 processor could increase to 26x. Our today’s hero will be competing against previously tested LGA1156 mainboards. The mainboards are listed on the diagrams according to their performance (from high to low). The results of Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD4 mainboard are marked with a darker color for your convenience.
In order to estimate the results of Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD4 mainboard correctly, we have to remind you that two previously tested Gigabyte mainboards increased the base clock in nominal mode, but ASRock P55 Deluxe board increased this setting even more. That is why these solutions were faster than everyone else. Biostar TPower I55 mainboard also had peculiarities of its own: even with Turbo technology on it didn’t always increase the CPU clock frequency multiplier, which often led to the lowest scores in the nominal mode. So, the only mainboards working in the same conditions as Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD4 are the ones from Asus, DFI LANPARTY DK P55-T3eH9 and Intel DP55KG, therefore you should take their performance numbers into account in the first place.
Even despite all corrections and additions, the results of Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD4 in the nominal mode do not look their best, but this is a very deceiving impression. Most often we see the board at the bottom of the list and once it was even the very last one. However, if we compare the numbers, we will notice that the difference is often very small. In nominal mode Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD4 mainboard performs perfectly fine.