Gigabyte X79-UP4 S2011 Intel X79 DDR3 ATX

Gigabyte X79-UP4 S2011 Intel X79 DDR3 ATX

Product overview



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Gigabyte X79 series motherboards are the first to take advantage of the exclusive Gigabyte 3D Power, a hardware and software-based digital power engine for both the PWM and memory that delivers unprecedented power delivery control.

The GIGABYTE X79-UP4 delivers the industry's most scalable graphics platform, with support for both 4-way AMD CrossfireX and Nvidia SLI. Providing 4 PCI Express 3.0 x16 connectivity, X79-UP4 delivers ultra smooth 3D rendering, blazing-fast frame rates and enhanced graphics capabilities for users wanting to get the highest level of graphics performance from their system.



Product Description
Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 - 1.0 - motherboard - ATX - LGA2011 Socket - X79
Product Type
Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type
Intel X79 Express
Processor Socket
1 x LGA2011 Socket
Compatible Processors
Core i7
Max RAM Size
64 GB
RAM Supported
8 DIMM slots - DDR3, non-ECC
Storage Ports
6 x SATA-600 (RAID), 4 x SATA-300 (RAID), 2 x eSATA-600 (RAID)
USB / FireWire Ports
2 x USB 3.0 + 8 x USB 2.0 + (2 x USB 3.0 + 6 x USB 2.0 via headers)
HD Audio (8-channel)
Gigabit Ethernet
Microsoft Certification
Compatible with Windows 7



Product Type
Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type
Intel X79 Express
Processor Socket
LGA2011 Socket
Max Processors Qty
Compatible Processors
Core i7

Supported RAM

Max Size
64 GB
Bus Clock
1600 MHz, 1333 MHz, 1066 MHz, 1866 MHz, 2133 MHz
Supported RAM Integrity Check
Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP), quad channel memory architecture


HD Audio (8-channel)
Audio Codec
Realtek ALC892
Compliant Standards
High Definition Audio


Network Interfaces
Gigabit Ethernet

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Slots
1 x CPU , 8 x DIMM 240-pin (1.5 V) , 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 , 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (dual x8 mode; single card: x16, x8 mode) , 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x8 mode) , 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 , 1 x PCI
Storage Interfaces
SATA-300 -connectors: 4 x 7pin Serial ATA - 4 devices - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 , SATA-600 -connectors: 2 x 7pin Serial ATA - 2 devices - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 , Marvell 88SE9172: SATA-600 -connectors: 4 x 7pin Serial ATA - 4 devices - RAID 0 / RAID 1 , Marvell 88SE9172: SATA-600 -connectors: 2 x 7pin external SATA - 2 devices - RAID 0 / RAID 1
1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse , 1 x TOSLINK , 8 x USB 2.0 , 2 x USB 3.0 , 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) , 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack , 1 x microphone - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack , 1 x SPDIF out
Internal Interfaces
1 x audio - header , 1 x SPDIF out - header , 2 x USB 3.0 , 6 x USB 2.0 , 1 x serial - header
Power Connectors
24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector


BIOS Features
DMI 2.0 support, ACPI 2.0a support, SMBIOS 2.6 support, UEFI BIOS, GIGABYTE 3D BIOS
Hardware Monitoring
CPU core temperature, chassis temperature, CPU fan tachometer, chassis fan tachometer, system voltage, CPU overheating protection
Hardware Features
DualBIOS, Q-Flash, On/Off Charge, GIGABYTE 3D Power, NVIDIA 4-way SLI Technology Support, GIGABYTE 333 Onboard Acceleration, AMD Quad CrossFireX technology support, Ultra Durable 5


Software Included
Norton Internet Security, @BIOS, Q-Share, EasyTune, GIGABYTE 3D Power, Xpress Install
Compatible with Windows 7
"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
Compliant Standards
Plug and Play, ACPI 2.0a
30.5 cm
24.4 cm

Customer reviews

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5* Worth the extra ££'s
Reviewed by Roderick on 03/12/2012
This ATX board from Gigabyte has all the expandability you would need. The specs will tell you that it has loads of SATA, USB and PCI slots. I like the fact that there are 4 fan headers plus the CPU fan header.

I like having as many RAM slots as possible and this one has 8. I also put in a fat CPU cooler (AEGIR SD128264) and still have space to access the other RAM slots closest to the CPU.

Third GEN i7 chips run on this board first time - no need for initial BIOS update and if you do happen to update the bios, there's a spare version on a secondary chip. The BIOS also has a nice graphical interface (A bit slow but looks and works great).

Performance wise, this board flys. Paired with an i7 3820 running at stock speeds and 8GB DDR3 1333 + ATI 5870, I'm getting 26,000 points in 3DMark06. My old i7-920 overclocked to 3GHz with the same GPU was only getting 20,100 points. It runs cool too. The heatsinks are well positioned across the board..what more could you ask for!
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