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Hey, guys.

I'm trying to pick a motherboard for my new rig, and the primary contenders are these two:

Contender #1: GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7
Contender #2: ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION

Price isn't an issue - I just want the best mobo possible for my 2600K + 2-way SLI build (I'm also using a dedicated sound card as opposed to the onboard). Note that the UD7 board has more USB 3.0 slots than the WS (6 vs 2), and I *think* the ASUS board will only let me run my video cards as x16 and x8 respectively, while the GIGABYTE board will let me go x16 x16, but I may be mistaken.

I'm also open to other suggestions, but these are the best two boards I've found so far.

Thanks!
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They will both perform great under heavy overclocking so if it were up to me I would get the asus board

Asus board looks nicer too imo
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why not buy the Z68 revisions?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by i7Stealth1366;15445557 
why not buy the Z68 revisions?

I mean, I don't have anything against the Z68 chipset, but I dont think there's any *real* benefit over a P67 board. Please correct me if I'm mistaken.
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Would really love some more input. smile.gif
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I'm currently in the same situation, comparing these two boards.

As for myself, I don't see any benifit for me to go with a Z68 mainboard. SSD Caching is totally useless when you already have a SSD with the entire system on it, and Lucid Logix circuitry is useless as I don't care about QuickSyn since I really don't do video editing or creation.

After hours and hours of research, I'm a little more interested by the Asus.

1. Intel server class LAN.

2. Graphical BIOS

3. Board layout

4. A user of VMWare ESXi has successfully tested the board and I'm interested toward this solution.

I'm looking for a board that is simply the best and most stable high end mainboard without being in the ROG series. I currently have a Maximus Formula first gen and I can tell you that ROG features are totally useless, even if you're a gamer ...

And it seems Asus is doing really, really nice with this WS Revolution.

The Asus has also the NF200, so your SLI will run at x16-x16, but the link to CPU is still x16 only. It doesnt add PCI-Express lines to CPU, only between GPUs. But yes, this is the most perfoming setup for SLI. You get a 3-5% performance increase.

What I find intereseting about the Gigabyte is the 24 power stages, but I doubt it traduces a real stability increase ...

After writing all of this, I finally think I going to buy the Asus smile.gif lol wink.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ghost26;15464267 
I'm currently in the same situation, comparing these two boards.

As for myself, I don't see any benifit for me to go with a Z68 mainboard. SSD Caching is totally useless when you already have a SSD with the entire system on it, and Lucid Logix circuitry is useless as I don't care about QuickSyn since I really don't do video editing or creation.

After hours and hours of research, I'm a little more interested by the Asus.

1. Intel server class LAN.

2. Graphical BIOS

3. Board layout

4. A user of VMWare ESXi has successfully tested the board and I'm interested toward this solution.

I'm looking for a board that is simply the best and most stable high end mainboard without being in the ROG series. I currently have a Maximus Formula first gen and I can tell you that ROG features are totally useless, even if you're a gamer ...

And it seems Asus is doing really, really nice with this WS Revolution.

The Asus has also the NF200, so your SLI will run at x16-x16, but the link to CPU is still x16 only. It doesnt add PCI-Express lines to CPU, only between GPUs. But yes, this is the most perfoming setup for SLI. You get a 3-5% performance increase.

What I find intereseting about the Gigabyte is the 24 power stages, but I doubt it traduces a real stability increase ...

After writing all of this, I finally think I going to buy the Asus smile.gif lol wink.gif
I can only help you out with #2 & #3.

2. The UEFI is very easy to work with. I'm use to the normal BIOS but the transition to the Asus UEFI is very good. I actually prefer it over the old BIOS setup because of the ease of everything.

3. The board layout is awesome. It's one of the reasons why I bought this board in the first place. The NF200 and the board layout make 100% sense to me for anyone going with a multi card setup.

I bought the board when it was originally released back in Jan or Feb. I RMA'd because of the chipset issue and I have never had any motherboard related problems at all. Btw, I have been overclocked around 4.5-4.6 with average voltage since I ugpraded to Sandy Bridge and it's been rock solid.
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Thanks for the great info, Ghost & Tenno.

I was actually leaning toward the Gigabyte, but your arguments are very compelling - I think I'll go with the WS Revolution.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 13ack.Stab;15466223 
Thanks for the great info, Ghost & Tenno.

I was actually leaning toward the Gigabyte, but your arguments are very compelling - I think I'll go with the WS Revolution.
When it comes down to it, they are both great boards and both should overclock the same. I just prefer the WS for the UEFI, board layout and lower price.
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