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After getting our whistles wet with the first of two new CPU launches this year, it’s about time to at least take a look at some boards from the Intel side of the house. Gigabyte has sent us pictures of their upcoming X79 based motherboards which are based on Socket 2011 and support the, hopefully soon to be released, Sandy Bridge-E CPUs.
Here is a closer look at the 4 models:
Gigabyte X79 G1 Assassin / X79 UD7
Gigabyte X79 UD5 / X79 UD3
You can see Gigabyte is ready with its major line up for the gamer (G1 Assassin2), enthusiast (UD7), midrange (UD5), and budget (UD3) market. Notice how the UD7 only has 4 slots for memory…? It looks like that board means business outside of its highlighter/pumpkin orange color scheme, which I actually like. The UD5 shows 8 DIMM slots for adding even more memory.
We just need a CPU to fill that monster socket!! Is anyone else getting excited about this release and these boards? Post up in the comments thread and let your voice be heard!