I am generally familiar with the Gigabyte mobo codes. But this new mobo has me a bit stumped and have not been able to Google myself a proper answer.
New Z77 mobos announced and the codes are
Intel® Z77 Express Chipset GA-Z77X-UP7
Link for full details http://www.gigabyte.us/press-center/news-page.aspx?nid=1134
I am familiar with UD
but not UP
Anyone know the difference? I am planning on buying one of these boards so this is important for me. lol
Got an answer from an AnandTech article just now by luck
"The UP4 features Gigabyte's new power delivery system, which promises much cooler VRM temps thanks to some interesting IP from International Rectifer and 60A per phase. A demonstration of these VRMs showed that surface temperatures under load reduced from the high 90s (Celsius) to the mid 60s in a very low airflow environment. The purpose of this power delivery is to help system builders utilise minimal airflow in overclocked systems, such as those using all-in-one cooling. Systems using this technology will use the 'UP' naming system rather than the 'UD' that Gigabyte has been using recently."