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This or the up5 th for everyday use?
To comment on the features of z77 to x79, I thought lga 1155 suppose to be the mainstream part..seems like their pulling all the stops on z77.

Are you going to overclock to the max or are you ok with 4ghz? Also do you plan on TRi/quad SLI/crossfire?


The UD7 is meant for Overclocking your CPU as high as possible and running 4 GPU's

The UD5 is perfect for 2 GPUs and a straight up easy 4GHZ overclock.
4.5 on water is easy on the UP5H
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4.5 on water is easy on the UP5H

I was just giving a quick difference. Im sure if you lived in Alaska you could get 5ghz on water with a UP5H.
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As great as this board is, i'd like to see them pour all these nice new features into the X79 boards too, i'm like enthusiast grade products and am a bit disappointed in X79.

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I understand x79 is a niche market but wasn't x58 a niche market as well... All these well thought out z77 boards baffoes me, especially since IB is the end of the line for lga 1155.
I am glad I went x58 when I did cause it still handles my everyday needs.
Anyways I think the up5 will be my choice, the most ill go is two gpus, and with the overclocking I want as high as possible for 24/7 with reasonable temps of course.
I'm glad gigabyte has step their game up this time around.
I have to admit this board looks bad ass!!

The reason you don't see these things coming out for X79 is because of overclocking capabilities... You just don't need this type of thing on X79 because the absolute maximum frequency you could ever wish to hit on LN2 is ~5.7GHz or so... and that is a 1 in 100 chip. The average 3770K, however, can do 6.3GHz+ on LN2. Most of the features won't make a cent of difference for 24/7 users... a 3770K could get by on 8 decent phases... You only need more than that when you're pushing the chip at 1.9V and pulling hundreds of amps from the socket.
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4.5 on water is easy on the UP5H

I was just giving a quick difference. Im sure if you lived in Alaska you could get 5ghz on water with a UP5H.
There might be a big wall at 4.7-4.9 but possibly rolleyes.gif
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Except here you have quality and quantity. The IR3550 are smoe of the best MOSFETs to ever be used on a motherboard. They are 60A power stages, however 50A DrMOS are a joke compared to these IR3550.
No other motherboard on this planet can do 2000W power output, not on video at least b/c the PCB would burn, but the way they designed it is very sound.
The MOSFETs used here in 32 phases is only used to show off and used so that the VRm runs extremely cool, you don't even need a heatsink, it is basically the same phases are the UP5 which is 8 phases and the UP4 which is 6 phases, each of those boards also has tremendous power output.
It is always quality over quantity, but here you have both. The list price on the VRM alone is as much as a mid range ASRock board. The retail price on these power stages is like $5 a pop, they don't pay that much, but they deff don't pay that much less than half that per phase only talking about the power stage.
GUys who have thus far done high phase count boards, MSI and GIGABYTE have kept quality the same. Here however the only difference between the UP7 and UP5 VRMs are the chokes, GB wasn't able to use those chokes b/c of size.

i do agree with you that this board has both, which is the best thing, but IMO i find it a little excessive to use THIRTY TWO high quality phases on a mainstream quad-core CPU. even if it is for the small OC crowed and the even smaller LN2 crowed (and the few of them that will go for world records). let alone the lack of a need for that "2000w output" design that you have mentioned. as i mentioned a little before your post, i understand that more phases can spread the heat better and thus have better cooling, but i think it is better to have the normal high quality16 phases (if im right on the number) with good efficient cooling (for the obvious reason that it would cost much less). but i still like the direction Gigabyte is going to.
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I wonder why no one mention the heatsinks on this board ,someone posted up close pictures a while ago..hey Sin how about a little "teaser"...

what you want for a teaser?
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I was wondering. Since the 3770k has the TIM issues and apparently Intel cba to fix it. Will this help? Lets say compare this mobo to the new MSI M Power mobo. Will this one get a better OC if both use the same cooling method? Wether that is air or water. Or is the trick that this can hold it stable better so a small increase?
 
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this look good , but I will never buy gigabyte again...
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this look good , but I will never buy gigabyte again...

your loss.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q7DF2x20kE i just made that!
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your loss.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q7DF2x20kE i just made that!

Sweet. thumb.gif
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