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    Default Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3P vs Asus P8P67 Pro

    Im up to buy a new motherboard with a 2600K. I dont want to spend to much money and first i was in a go for the Asus motherboard, but then i came across this Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3P. Which one do u think will be a good OC board and is there any chance that UD3P will get UIEF ?

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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3P vs Asus P8P67 Pro

    I do believe UEFI will be coming for Gigabyte P67, just when has not been confirmed yet is all.

    I think UD4 would be a better option, is that still in your price range? If you want to use SLI ever you will need UD4, if that doesn't matter to you then it's up to you to decide I suppose.

    That and the x4 vs. x8 on the second PCIE slot is about the main differences, and the UD3P has TPM technology

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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3P vs Asus P8P67 Pro

    I wont be using SLI , im running a 6870 right now. I will check out UD4 then.

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    The same also counts if you plan on using Crossfire with an AMD card.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3P vs Asus P8P67 Pro

    Ive been looking at p67 stuff myself
    probably going to go with the 2500k
    Mbrd would have been gigabyte as allways but dont understand why they didnt get efi up and running ,everyone else seems to have.
    Even on the ud3 basic I think u can run xfire just not very well x8 +x4 and it makes the other pci slots unusable .

    for price and spec comparison the ud4 should be close to the p8p67 pro as stated above.

    I would look at the asrock range too,very similar to asus.
    the p67 extreme 4 and the p67 extreme 6.

    If absolutely sure u dont need a second gx card and you are willing to forego a few bells and whistles

    check out the asus p8p67 or even the p8p67 le base model.
    The asrock p67 pro3 or their base model the asrock p67 pro.

    good thing about asrock is you can use a lga 775 cooler on the board, if say you already had a watercooled heatsink that theres no way u can get an adapter for.

    ud3 is the base gigabyte model, but if they dont get theyre finger out on the efi bios at least as an option I think ill switch.

    The again maybe the z68 chipset will be out soon so it will be a whole new round.
    Current Systems:

    Asrock p67 Extreme6.............. Gigabyte EP-45 UD3 ...................... Gigabyte 73 PVM S2
    Intel i5 2500k 4.8ghz................ Intel Q8400 3.8ghz......................... Intel D820 2.8ghz
    Zalman 10x cooler.................... Coolermaster V8............................ HP cooler
    8GB Gskill ripjaw ddr3.............. 4GB Gskill PI ddr2.......................... 4GB samsung ddr2
    60GB ssd/500GB HDD .............. WD 1TB hdd.................................... Seagate 160GB hdd
    GTX 460 1GB x2 SLI ................. Msi 9600GT 512MB(died) ........... Onboard gx
    Win7 64 ,750w psu(ocz)............ Win7 64 ,520w psu,seasonic...... Win XP pro ,400w psu

    HEC 6A34 case . ....................... Jeantec R2 case............................ Packard Bell case

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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3P vs Asus P8P67 Pro

    Hybrid EFI has been confirmed as coming in a future BIOS update, ie all the important EFI features like support for large boot drives but without an unnecessart GUI.

    Apart form the essentials, UEFI's GUI is pretty much not necessary IMO. After your PC is set up/ Over clocked there's really no need to even go back into the BIOS, so a fancy UI with dragable boot order etc is just a gimmick.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3P vs Asus P8P67 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by kick View Post
    Ive been looking at p67 stuff myself
    probably going to go with the 2500k
    Mbrd would have been gigabyte as allways but dont understand why they didnt get efi up and running ,everyone else seems to have.
    Even on the ud3 basic I think u can run xfire just not very well x8 +x4 and it makes the other pci slots unusable .

    for price and spec comparison the ud4 should be close to the p8p67 pro as stated above.

    I would look at the asrock range too,very similar to asus.
    the p67 extreme 4 and the p67 extreme 6.

    If absolutely sure u dont need a second gx card and you are willing to forego a few bells and whistles

    check out the asus p8p67 or even the p8p67 le base model.
    The asrock p67 pro3 or their base model the asrock p67 pro.

    good thing about asrock is you can use a lga 775 cooler on the board, if say you already had a watercooled heatsink that theres no way u can get an adapter for.

    ud3 is the base gigabyte model, but if they dont get theyre finger out on the efi bios at least as an option I think ill switch.

    The again maybe the z68 chipset will be out soon so it will be a whole new round.
    It's hard to say what's going to happen with how they worded things here.
    GIGABYTE Tech Daily: GIGABYTE Hybrid EFI Technology

    I'm linking you to this mainly so you can see why they choose to not implement it at P67 release like everyone else did (EFI is not as stable or fast as current BIOS, EFI is still very unstable - ask a few EFI users and tell them to be honest)

    I'll pass on it, sure it would look nice, but I'd rather have a stable and quick BIOS since I'm only there for a few seconds each time anyway.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3P vs Asus P8P67 Pro


    Of course its all rather moot since yesterday, but gigabyte really did have to get efi whether its better or not,just from a sales point of view.
    Most new motherboards from all manufacturers will have to be renamed rev 2 or sata 2 super or something ,when they get the updated chipset from intel.
    No cpu's even available.
    Current Systems:

    Asrock p67 Extreme6.............. Gigabyte EP-45 UD3 ...................... Gigabyte 73 PVM S2
    Intel i5 2500k 4.8ghz................ Intel Q8400 3.8ghz......................... Intel D820 2.8ghz
    Zalman 10x cooler.................... Coolermaster V8............................ HP cooler
    8GB Gskill ripjaw ddr3.............. 4GB Gskill PI ddr2.......................... 4GB samsung ddr2
    60GB ssd/500GB HDD .............. WD 1TB hdd.................................... Seagate 160GB hdd
    GTX 460 1GB x2 SLI ................. Msi 9600GT 512MB(died) ........... Onboard gx
    Win7 64 ,750w psu(ocz)............ Win7 64 ,520w psu,seasonic...... Win XP pro ,400w psu

    HEC 6A34 case . ....................... Jeantec R2 case............................ Packard Bell case

    hoping to upgrade to http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/habicase.shtml
    http://www.flixya.com/video/140325/Animal-launching

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    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3P vs Asus P8P67 Pro

    Gotta find the right spot to shop

    Ebay still has, and I bet will continue to have, boards and CPU's

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