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I'm trying to decide between the Gigabyte P67a-UD4 and the Asus p8p67 pro

Which one would be the better/more reliable one?

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ASUS have better X67 chipsets and better overclocking abilities. So I would go for ASUS, if I was to choose between those two.
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ASUS have better X67 chipsets and better overclocking abilities. So I would go for ASUS, if I was to choose between those two.
You don't really think that do you? The Asus currently has UEFI bios & Gigabyte doesn't, other than that pretty much personal preference (look you want/features you need).
    
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The UD4 has SLi/Crossfire support, the Pro does not.

That's what settled it for me.

For more information, check out the sticky in my sig.
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They are both good boards. It comes down to what your needs are and personal preference.

The UD4 will give you two cards at x16, it doesn't look like the Pro will. However, it also looks like the UD4 only gives you 2 SATAIII, the Asus gives you 4 (2 Marvell).

I'd go with the UD since I won't use Marvell ports and because I don't like the look of the Asus P67 boards.
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They are both good boards. It comes down to what your needs are and personal preference.

The UD4 will give you two cards at x16, it doesn't look like the Pro will. However, it also looks like the UD4 only gives you 2 SATAIII, the Asus gives you 4 (2 Marvell).

I'd go with the UD since I won't use Marvell ports and because I don't like the look of the Asus P67 boards.
The UD4 offers x16 or x8,x8
    
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You don't really think that do you? The Asus currently has UEFI bios & Gigabyte doesn't, other than that pretty much personal preference (look you want/features you need).
Well, yes, I do think so. Based on reviews by TomsHardware. ASUS is the overclocking winner of the X67 chipsets .. At least the P67.
I had no idea about the BIOS/UEFI though.
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Tomshardware, that explains it. Reading reviews is a starting point, you do have to research beyond that if you really want to get good info. Some reviewers really know what they are talking about, some don't but can make it sound good.
    
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Tomshardware, that explains it. Reading reviews is a starting point, you do have to research beyond that if you really want to get good info. Some reviewers really know what they are talking about, some don't but can make it sound good.
Read it yourself then - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...e,2837-29.html

I didn't do much research, indeed. It was just a quick note from my memory.


I saw a more clear review somewhere, but I was unable to find it.
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