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It's easy, the MVG has a better bios, and it overclocks ram better.
Other than that, both are perfectly fine for most guys out there...
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by AndyM95 View Post

Any review where they don't take the heatsinks off and have a look at the actual components used isn't worth reading. So this review isn't worth reading rolleyes.gif

Well they're high-end boards, at this point you know that it's of good quality... now if you want to see what's best roll on LN2 on both boards successively and you'll know who's the winner wink.gif
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Actually, I think the quality of some of their articles have been dropping.
Yeah, between this and the really really bad rundown on processor performance with multiple cards has me scratching my head. What happened to the top tier content?
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It's easy, the MVG has a better bios, and it overclocks ram better.
Other than that, both are perfectly fine for most guys out there...

I've had a totally different experience.. While the MVG is a great board, the bios is buggy as all hell, having to change bios settings once at a time to prevent the bios from totally freezing.. Then the only way to rectify it is to reflash the bios again.. I tried many different bios versions, currently on the latest release and it seems somewhat better but it really did tarnish my experience with the board.

I wanted to get the M3 myself actually, gigabyte has never let me down while every ASUS board I've gotten has died (Including a Sabertooth P67), the only thing hat made me get the MVG over the Gigabyte is the fact that I can't actually use that last PCI-E slot due to the size of my case, I only have 4 PCI slots in it.

Both great boards though smile.gif
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Yeah, between this and the really really bad rundown on processor performance with multiple cards has me scratching my head. What happened to the top tier content?

I assume you didn't see all their recent SSD Reviews & HTC One review?
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I've had a totally different experience.. While the MVG is a great board, the bios is buggy as all hell, having to change bios settings once at a time to prevent the bios from totally freezing.. Then the only way to rectify it is to reflash the bios again.. I tried many different bios versions, currently on the latest release and it seems somewhat better but it really did tarnish my experience with the board.

I wanted to get the M3 myself actually, gigabyte has never let me down while every ASUS board I've gotten has died (Including a Sabertooth P67), the only thing hat made me get the MVG over the Gigabyte is the fact that I can't actually use that last PCI-E slot due to the size of my case, I only have 4 PCI slots in it.

Both great boards though smile.gif

I only use Shamino's beta bioses... thumb.gif
Mostly for benching too.
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I only use Shamino's beta bioses... thumb.gif
Mostly for benching too.

I have a feeling that's what I'm on now, I'll have a look when I get home smile.gif
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Yeah, between this and the really really bad rundown on processor performance with multiple cards has me scratching my head. What happened to the top tier content?

I'm just saying some of the recent articles just aren't as comprehensive as they should be. Sometimes they are comparing things that shouldn't matter as much or making too big of a deal of trivial things. Also the testing methodology for the fan round-ups were just plain bad. Makes me wonder if they even keep the same test setup for all the fan round-ups. Anyway, SPCR has by far the best fan and case reviews of any other website.
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