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post #1 of 6
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I have yet to decide on the motherboard for my new gaming rig, and I was wondering which is better out of these two boards, the Asus P8Z68-V LE or the Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3? I'll be doing some light overclocking with an i5 2500K, and I also want the ability to use AMD crossfire and the Intel HD graphics integrated into the i5.

Gigabyte:

http://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139...ctdetails.html

Asus:

http://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139...ctdetails.html



Any advice as to which is better out of these two boards would be great!
Thanks in advance
post #2 of 6
GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3

In order to Crossfire, you want x8/x8 instead of x16/x4. Unfortunately ASUS P8Z68-V LX is x16/x4.
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I've seen a lot of people having problems with that gigabyte mobo, especially the lack of LLC control with offset votlage and the LLC control with manual voltage. Using manual voltage and moderate LLC level the voltage under load is pretty much perfect and how it should be, but the idle votlage can spike all the way upto .70v at times which is ridiculous.

I would go for the Asus instead, it has better BIOS support and has UEFI atleast IMHO.

EDIT:

The UD4 would be a better choice if you wanted a gigabyte mobo, but my experience hasn't been all that great with them. The P8Z68 V on the other is fantastic

Increase the budget a little and look towards the Asus line, more specifically the P8Z68 V or even the Asrock GEn3 line, the Asrock Extreme3/4 GEN3 are amazing and bang for buck.
Edited by munaim1 - 10/15/11 at 9:30pm
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Originally Posted by trumpet-205 View Post
GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3

In order to Crossfire, you want x8/x8 instead of x16/x4. Unfortunately ASUS P8Z68-V LX is x16/x4.
Crossfire will let you do x16/x4, as each PCI-E is conencted to different things (one to CPU and other to southbridge), but SLI needs to be connected directly to CPU PCI-E lanes (that's why no x16/x4 mobo can do SLI but they can advertise for CF)
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Crossfire will let you do x16/x4, as each PCI-E is conencted to different things (one to CPU and other to southbridge), but SLI needs to be connected directly to CPU PCI-E lanes (that's why no x16/x4 mobo can do SLI but they can advertise for CF)
Yes, but the problem with x16/x4 is that x4 goes through Z68 before CPU. Latency is added there. x16 will also slow down to x4. Overall x16/x4 incurs a performance penalty instead of x8/x8.
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Yes, but the problem with x16/x4 is that x4 goes through Z68 before CPU. Latency is added there. x16 will also slow down to x4. Overall x16/x4 incurs a performance penalty instead of x8/x8.
Yes, i know it will add latency and it will not be as good as a true CF setup, but AMD allows you to do that, and it will still give you an advantage over singe GPU setups (you might watch for micro-stutterng tho). Nvidia doesn't let you do that, even hacked SLI. That was my point.
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