Intelís launch of the P55 Express chipset and the Core i5/i7 LGA-1156 CPUs has brought a whole new meaning to the term mainstream in computing. The new motherboards bring a new slew of features including support for the new CPUs, support for new technologies on some of the boards, Crossfire and SLI support on the CPU instead of a Southbridge and more.
Every launch of a new Intel platform also includes a slew of motherboards from various manufacturers including the Tier-1 manufacturers like GIGABYTE. GIGABYTE has manufactured motherboards, cases, and other computer related hardware for many years. Today, GIGABYTE is launching their newest lineup of motherboards based upon the P55 Express chipset and the motherboard on the test station today is the GIGABYTE P55-UD5.