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post #11 of 20
The P8P67 Evo is 12+2 Phase=14 Phase design. Or get the P8P67 Deluxe 16+2 = 18 Phase design $165
Edited by Code Geass - 7/18/11 at 1:40pm
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why do you need 16 phase?
    
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Originally Posted by railfan844 View Post
That's got a single LAN port (instead of dual) and 12 phase power (instead of 16).
what does 12 & 16 phase power mean and why is that relevant to overclocking (with only sandy bridge or every cpu?)

I've not heard about that before.
post #14 of 20
Phases help with power distribution.A lot of phases theoretically gives you more stable overclocks.
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More phase power = better electrical supply to CPU = OC more stable = more energy efficient.
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yeah i get what they are for but are they needed? i mean its more about the chip than the board anyway.
Edited by microman - 7/18/11 at 1:49pm
    
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post #17 of 20
The higher the phase count the better over clocker it should be. But in my opinion 16 is just pointless, unless you are trying to break world records then anything over around ten will work for everyday overclocking. I run at 4.5ghz just fine and I don't have any heat issues with my board and my board is 8+2 phase count.
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post #18 of 20
so do the majority of the 'overclocking' p67 boards come with 16 power phase, or is it something of a luxury only accustomed to all but the most expensive motherboards?

Is there any proof that it helps achieve a better overclock?
post #19 of 20
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how about an asus P8P67 Pro.. what more could you need.
I have to agree with that or the P8Z68-V pro
    
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WAIT. If you're planning to use a card in the first PCIe x1 slot, then go for the Fatal1ty. The generic one's heatsink will block it.
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