Anandtech has just published their buyer’s guide for the forthcoming holiday season. Zach Throckmorton sketches out a bunch of systems tailored for a mainstream high-end user. We are of course deeply flattered to see that Zach has opted for GIGABYTE motherboards for both the ‘Gamer’s Delight’ and the ‘Productivity Powerhouse’ builds.
Gamer’s Delight: The GIGABYTE Z68XP-UD3
“Gigabyte's GA-Z68XP-UD3 is an ATX form factor motherboard with all of the bells and whistles. It is a very capable overclocker and in my experience very reliable as well. While it's definitely not in the highest echelon of LGA 1155 motherboards, it is a solid higher-end mainstream motherboard. Perhaps of most interest to gamers, it supports both SLI and CrossFire….”
Productivity Powerhouse: The GIGABYTE X79-UD3
“Gigabyte's GA-X79-UD3 is an ATX form factor motherboard that represents a good value amongst X79 chipset boards. If your applications benefit from GPU acceleration, it has two PCIe x16 and two PCIe x8 lanes....”
Check out the full guide at Anandtech here.