This is a quick, picture heavy look at GIGABYTE's value for money PH67A-UD3 motherboard designed for Intel's upcoming Sandy bridge processors. This is an engineering sample so the product model markings on the motherboard are incorrect, nevertheless is pretty much what you should expect at retail come early 2011. Intel logo's and branding have been removed. Product Boxing: . Accessories Included: A fair set of accessories with a few manuals, driver and utility DVD, IO Backplate and a pair of SATA cables. Motherboard Front and Back: The PH67A-UD3 features a variety of PCI-Express ports, while two PCI-Express x16 slots are included, the second only runs at x4 when in use. The other white PCI-Express 2.0 slots are x1. The motherboard conforms to a standard ATX from factor. **This is an engineering sample so the product model markings on the motherboard are incorrect, it is indeed a PH67A-UD3. . I/O Back Panel: The back panel includes a set of ten USB ports, two being USB 3.0. A combo PS2 keyboard and mouse connector is present along with Gigabit Ethernet. Audio is comprised of an optical and coaxial connection, as well as a 6 port set of analogue jacks. LGA1155 Socket Area: External Connector Panel: On the bottom of the motherboard we find a set of connections for front audio ports, a COM port, front USB connectivity, Gigabyte's own USB Charge port as well and the usual set of case connectors. South Bridge: Due to moving a lot of functionality from the north bridge to the processor itself, only the south bridge is present that provides extra functionality for storage devices etc. The chipset utilised is marked as a BD82H67. . CPU Power Delivery: . Dual BIOS and SATA Ports: Gigabyte employs the use of a dual BIOS setup reducing the chance of bad BIOS flashes. SATA connectors included two SATA 6.0Gb/s ports while the other two are rated at 3.0gb/s. RAID levels of 0, 1, 5, 10 are present as well. . LAN and Audio Chips: The Realtek ALC892 chip on the left provides all the integrated audio, whereas the Realtek RTL8111E chip provides Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. . Super I/O and PCI Chips: On the left we have iTE's IT8728F Super I/O chip for hardware monitoring, and to the right the IT8892E chip that provides the PCI functionality for this motherboard. . USB 3.0 Chip: The two USB 3.0 ports are run off this NEC D720200F1 chip present in near all motherboards sporting USB 3.0 functionality. Power Management: Gigabyte have included a set of four LED's displaying when phases are being utilised. The iTE IT8275E controller takes care of the phase switching on this motherboard. There is a chip next to it labelled as ISL6364, unfortunately no info can be found regarding this specific model, but we believe it has some PWM controlling functionality like we see in the ISL6322G chip in the third photo, and most likely a part linked to Intel VRD12 specifications. . . Power connectivity: 8-pin EPS and 24-pin ATX power connectors are present and located in easy to access areas. . Well that's the quick preview. Cya!