GIGABYTE X58A-UD7 Review :: Bundle

03-31-2010 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun
  • GIGABYTE X58A-UD7 motherboard
  • GIGABYTE badge
  • Dolby Home Theater badge
  • SLI connector
  • SLI bracket
  • I/O Shield
  • 3-Way SLI bridge
  • 4 SATA Data cables
  • 2 port e-SATA bracket
  • IDE cable
  • Hybrid Silent Pipe 2
  • Driver DVD
  • Userís manual
  • Multi-Lingual Installation Guidebook
  • Smart 6 Manual

GIGABYTE has traditionally used a white box with their motherboards and the X58A-UD7 is no different in that regard. The front cover has the main features of the board including USB 3.0, USB Power 3x, and SATA 3.0. These three features comprise their 333 onboard acceleration logo. The CPUs supported by this board are also listed as well as CrossfireX and SLI support.

GIGABYTE X58A-UD7 Review Box


GIGABYTE X58A-UD7 Review Box back

Box back

GIGABYTE X58A-UD7 Review Inside Box

Inside Box

GIGABYTE X58A-UD7 Review Motherboard plastic tray

Motherboard plastic tray

The back of the box has a listing of more features and a description of each feature. One nice touch is the picture of the board on the back of the box with pointers to each specialized feature on the board. Opening the box we find that GIGABYTE has bundled the board inside an interior box with a plastic cover. GIGABYTE uses a plastic tray for the motherboard without an anti-static bag.

GIGABYTE X58A-UD7 Review Box and Bundle

Box and Bundle

GIGABYTE X58A-UD7 Review Bundle


The bundle itself consists of four SATA Data cables, an external SATA kit consisting of an external SATA bracket with two SATA ports and a power port, a 2-way SLI bridge, a 3-way SLI bridge, the Hybrid Silent Pipe 2 heatsink, the I/O shield, the Driver DVD and three manuals. The Hybrid Silent Pipe 2 is a bracket module that replaces the water block. Simply remove the water block covering the X58 chipset by unscrewing four screws, mount the Hybrid Silent Pipe II onto the heatsink, screw it into the rear I/O and you are done. The three manuals are very comprehensive.

GIGABYTE X58A-UD7 Review Driver CD

Driver CD

GIGABYTE X58A-UD7 Review Application software

Application software

GIGABYTE X58A-UD7 Review Manuals