If you look back at our today’s review, Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD4 didn’t give us a single reason to be upset or annoyed about anything. It is small in size, but boasts very smart design and has all the features typical of contemporary Intel P55 Express based mainboards. It has a complete set of BIOS options for performance optimization and overclocking fine-tuning. Moreover, the board put all its abilities to good use and overclocked our test CPU to its maximum, which far not all full-size mainboards can achieve. Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD4 performs at a normal level in nominal mode as well as during CPU and memory overclocking. Its power consumption is at about the same level as that of other pretty energy-efficient solutions, or even a little lower than that. So what would be the final verdict for this board? Of course, an excellent one!
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R mainboard also received our praises, but we did point out that some users could be unhappy about the fact that it didn’t support Nvidia SLI and didn’t have an additional IEEE1394 (FireWire) controller. Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD4 has it all and also offers a combination eSATA/USB port on the back panel. Amazingly, all that fits into a small form-factor. Of course, if the size of the board is your primary criterion, then you could also check out another small and even less expensive Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2 mainboard. Of course, the more choices there are, the better it is for the consumer, that is why it is really great to see so many different Gigabyte mainboards to be on top of our preferences list lately.