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MSI P67A-GD55 vs Z68MA-ED55

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MSI P67A-GD55 - 6 Phase power, how is the vDroop on this board at ~1.6v 5.6GHz?

Z68MA-ED55 - 10 Phase power, should OC better than the GD55 or not?

Which would you choose if overclocking is the only priority?

I don't care about the USB ports, PCI ports etc.
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I have the MSI P67A-GD55 but no way am i going to put 1.6V through it
I'm running at 4.7Ghz and in the BIOS my vCore is set to 1.415V. Actual vCore is 1.392V in Windows.

I haven't read any reviews of the Z68MA-ED55 but generally speaking, more power phases = more stable overclocks and less Vdroop.
 
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For an overclocking board isn't 10 power phases still on the low side?

They both look like quality boards with the durable parts, and if you plan to OC and these are your only 2 options then definitely get the one with more power phases.
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They're SFC so higher quality than the phases on Gigabyte or Asus boards. More phases doesn't necessarily mean it's better.

Anyone have a Z68 ED55? What's the vDroop like?
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