The Box and Goodies -
The new look for Gigabyte is a clean and sharp look. They have gotten away from the darker boxes with half faded images of the board and are moving into a clean white box with limited information on the front. Of course there is always going to be some sort of marketing on any motherboard box (there are some that are even contractual) so you will probably never see the day of a completely clean motherboard packaging. Still I have to say that I like the new look.
The back is where everything has been moved to though. Here you have a nicely laid out listing of features that (according to Gigabyte) give the X79-UD3 an edge over the competition. Some of these features like the 3D BIOS, 3D Power and Ultra Durable 3 are stock across the UD line up from Gigabyte, but are still nice to note on the box.
One thing that caught our eye (as we mentioned above is the option for Quad-SLI/Crossfire. This is a very nice feature in a board that costs $245.00. Once you get inside the box you will find that the included goodies are light, but that is more to keep the price down that anything else. You also will notice that you are not going to get the WiFi/Bluetooth adapter either.