Final Thoughts and Conclusion
The Gigabyte X99-UD3P continues the Overclocking Series legacy, but in a more economical package. All the basics from the X99-UD3P Force are here, as are the overclocking capabilities. A stable 4.7 GHz clock on the i7 5820K with the 5.0 GHz+ peak clock shows it can keep up with many of the higher priced options. The multi-GPU support is must have hardware on any overclocking motherboard.
The included software features a great design and is completely relevant to how the board might be used. Throughout the testing the X99-UD3P showed average to above average scores. The layout is logically thought out. Not a single header, port, switch, or jack seems to be improperly placed.
Gigabyte has trimmed the X99-UD3P features without giving up performance or flexibility. The lack of eight memory slots is somewhat of a disappointment, though I doubt it will affect a large number of users. There is no included WiFi connectivity, but that can be added if needed.
The Gigabyte X99-UD3P can be found at Newegg for $203.99. I think most casual users will not mind giving up a few luxuries for extra value the X99-UD3P has to offer.
- Great Overclocking Ability
- Well Thought Out Software Package
- Logical Layout
- Very Reasonable Price