IDF 2010 : Gigabyte’s Sandy Bridge Motherboard sighted at IDF 2010

The first Gigabyte board with Intel P67 chipset using the Socket 1155 is sighted at IDF 2010 in San Francisco.

Gigabyte showcase two boards model P67A-UD5 and P67-UD7. Both are high end board with a blue and a black PCB respectively.

Intel P67 is a discrete chipset unlike the H67. It is suppose to support both CrossFire X and SLI. It is suspected that the Gigabyte P67 might licensed SLI support through the use of the NF200 SLI chipset from NVIDIA.

The P67-UD5 has 2 x USB 3.0 ports while the P67-UD7 has 4 instead. Native support of SATA 6.0Gbps (SATA 3) is now embedded within the Intel chipset. Thus, it doesn’t require additional supporting chips for that.

Both boards are suspected to be ready by Jan 2011 when the CPU is launched.