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Very nice review Sin0822! Rep+

I have one question: if the Touch BIOS is an EFI and not UEFI implementation and the original BIOS is still there, does that mean that these boards won't be able to use HDD's larger than 2TB as boot drives ? Or have they managed to get around that limitation, and if so, how ?
 
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Top job on the review mate i always like reading them! Unfortunatly i can't see much point on moving over to the Z68-UD7 from my current P67-UD7-B3. It would have been nice with a DVI out for purposes of using the IGP to troubleshoot or in case you have to RMA a GPU. Even benchmarking could be fun .

I must admit i was a little dissapointed at that being left off the list of features.

If i was buying new though, it would be the board to get.
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Thanks guys!

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Very nice review Sin0822! Rep+

I have one question: if the Touch BIOS is an EFI and not UEFI implementation and the original BIOS is still there, does that mean that these boards won't be able to use HDD's larger than 2TB as boot drives ? Or have they managed to get around that limitation, and if so, how ?
Gigabyte has had 3+tb boot drive ability for a long time now, a few months at least. That is why they called all their P67 BIOSes hybrid UEFI. They even figured out how to do it on their X58 boards too! So yes you have all the benefits of a UEFI BIOS. Its just windows based.
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Gigabyte has had 3+tb boot drive ability for a long time now, a few months at least. That is why they called all their P67 BIOSes hybrid UEFI. They even figured out how to do it on their X58 boards too! So yes you have all the benefits of a UEFI BIOS. Its just windows based.
Oh, ok, thanks! Wasn't aware of that. 775 platform is the newest I'm using in all my rigs so far. But it's good to know, as I'm likely to go with Gigabyte again in a few months for a new build (by the end of the year, probably).
 
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yea GB has come a very long way since th P45 X48 days, their X58 and P67/Z68 boards i have used have been just excellent products.
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yea GB has come a very long way since th P45 X48 days, their X58 and P67/Z68 boards i have used have been just excellent products.
I think they really broke "into" the enthusiast market with the P35. I still have memories of the "OCing on my new P35-DS3L!" threads.

Then P45 came around, and man were their EP45-UD3x boards gorgeous. From there, it's only been up, IMO. I've done several client builds using their P55-USB3 boards. Cheap yet overclock to 4.0 like it's nobody's business, and was one of the first sub-$100 USB3/SATA III boards of its time.

I've been a longtime Gigabyte fan. Their boards have treated me well. The only reason I'm running an MSI board honestly is because this came at a great price in a combo deal with my PII.
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Very nice! +rep for your hard work
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I think they really broke "into" the enthusiast market with the P35. I still have memories of the "OCing on my new P35-DS3L!" threads.

Then P45 came around, and man were their EP45-UD3x boards gorgeous. From there, it's only been up, IMO. I've done several client builds using their P55-USB3 boards. Cheap yet overclock to 4.0 like it's nobody's business, and was one of the first sub-$100 USB3/SATA III boards of its time.

I've been a longtime Gigabyte fan. Their boards have treated me well. The only reason I'm running an MSI board honestly is because this came at a great price in a combo deal with my PII.
yea i agree i think they are only going up, and I am glad to be able to get a first hand look at their boards, because they really are great boards. I have a few MSi boards too, they are great boards as well, just they lack a certain something, but they are good for the value.

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Very nice! +rep for your hard work
Thanks man i appreciate it.
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209 overclocks to 5 like the rest I love how there's no FSB
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