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Looks like I will be getting the UP4.
Unless....does anyone know if the Vdroop issue was fixed with the X79S-UP5-WI-FI?

Go with the gigabyte, Not sure if the Vdroop was fixed or not, however you learn just to work around it as It's pretty linear, that's the only issue I have with my UD7

Asus makes good boards, however if they break, you might as well just buy a new one
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There is an ongoing thread about it on here, just search for it.

Id still get the Asus, what volts you planning to run?

Vcore 1.4.
My current board can only do vcore 1.25 before the VRM's reach the 140c limit.
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1.4 will be fine on the Asus.
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1.4 will be fine on the Asus.

Even with the Mosfet's on the back of the board? They will have no active cooling at all with that side panel shut.
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Even with the Mosfet's on the back of the board? They will have no active cooling at all with that side panel shut.

The MOSFETs on the back itself is not a problem if it's effectivingly engineered. As I said previously there must be something wrong with your UD3 since it runs way too hot.

That being said the UP4 will be cooler-running due to it's single-package VRM's.
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The MOSFETs on the back itself is not a problem if it's effectivingly engineered. As I said previously there must be something wrong with your UD3 since it runs way too hot.

That being said the UP4 will be cooler-running due to it's single-package VRM's.

And it is much cheaper which leaves me extra cash on cooling. I might go UP4 then.
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post #17 of 17
As much as it pains me to say this you are probably better of going with the UP4. I have a distinct dis-likening to the '3d' bios of the Gigabyte but the VRM's at the top of my motherboard go to 47c max under heavy load and 1.36v. The UP4 has a true phase count of 6+2 compared to 4+1 of the Asus.
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