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"The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data from a USB
flash disk containing the BIOS file. This utility saves users the cost and hassle of buying
a replacement BIOS chip."

Link to full description:http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/70427/

The Gigabyte Ud5 has the Dual BIOS & Xpress Bios rescue what is almost the same as what asus uses.

Link:http://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php?topic=4016.0

EVGA z68 uses triple bios , if one gets corrupted you can select another via switch.

I'm always inclined to recommend you the Evga board just because they're customer support is good, the boards are hight quality and they look beautiful.

Link:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188098
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post #22 of 24
Don't forget about the Gigabyte Z68-UD7 board. It uses the NF200 chip. For dual x16 with 2 slot spacing between PCIe x16 slots.
Edit: I was incorrect, only the UD7 has the NF200
Edited by Rebelord - 10/15/11 at 4:02pm
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post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx View Post
I've always been partial to Gigabyte. The UD5 is an awesome board.

However, the Maximus has a bit more features (for a lot more $). You'll probably get the same OC out of both, so I'd recommend the GB.
agreed, but the maximus 4 extreme is a sick board as well. especially for benching.


^^^^ poster above me, the UD5 has no NF200, only the UD7. All GIGABTYE LGA1155 boards have dual BIOS, and its very good for benching
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agreed, but the maximus 4 extreme is a sick board as well. especially for benching.


^^^^ poster above me, the UD5 has no NF200, only the UD7. All GIGABTYE LGA1155 boards have dual BIOS, and its very good for benching
Yep. The lack of NF200 is why the UD5 is better for 3DMark 03 than the UD7. With such a graphical bottleneck where you score changes over every little thing, the extra latency from the NF200 kills scores.
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