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post #11 of 27
I have plenty of room for a pci-e card. But then, if your looking at the $200 or greater range for a mobo...you should be at least watercooled anyway.

I am kind of disappointed that the vdroop issue wasn't mentioned in the article. Which otherwise, was a really good write up.
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Originally Posted by Armand Hammer;15220094 
Shame it doesn't have PCIE 3.0 though. Does anyone know when AMD will put PCI Express 3.0 on their boards? Will that be with pile driver?

Probably about the same time AMD makes a GPU that uses pci-e 3.0 and a cpu that supports it. No need for it just yet, nothing to put in it...so why bother? Upgradability? Nah, most that stay with the newest gen tech are going to be buying a newer board when 3.0 cards are available anyway. Not to mention, upgrading cpu's to the newest models usually at the same time. smile.gif
Edited by Lucky 13 SpeedShop - 10/7/11 at 8:31pm
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Originally Posted by Armand Hammer;15220094 
Shame it doesn't have PCIE 3.0 though. Does anyone know when AMD will put PCI Express 3.0 on their boards? Will that be with pile driver?

BD does not natively support PCIe 3.0
    
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post #13 of 27
when will people properly code their websites ??

Seriously

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post #14 of 27
This board has the worst vdroop ive ever seen hope bd fixes that.
post #15 of 27
they need to use softer lights, but hey its a good review
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post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by xPrestonn;15217336 
Basically looks like a UD3 [which is a great valued board imo] just with support for tri sli/trifire.

pretty nice but i dont think it's worth the 50-60 dollar price increase for the majority of users. Still, great looking board. anyone looking to tri sli on a budget [do those people exist?] have a solid board right here.


Yeah but at least the UD3 lets the GPU's breath....lol. oh and the Vdroop that I keep hearing about doesn't do this board any favours.
post #17 of 27
the UD3 has no vdroop issue like the UD7 and UD5
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post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by jivenjune;15219624 
It's not matte black. Gigabyte, you disappoint.


It is, flash in photo make the board look that way
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post #19 of 27
well i think hes using a lightbox, in that case there shouldn't be flash
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post #20 of 27
I have the UD3 version of this board. Just got it a couple of weeks ago. It is the version 1.0 but I am not having any problems at all. The only thing I don't like (and I think it applies to most AMD boards) that my potential on my SSD isn't being taken advantage of. Other than that the UD3 version is at a good price. I paid $159 and I think it does more than enough to handle the big jobs.
    
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