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Rampage formula vs. Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P

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Well, I'm hearing a lot about this UD3P and am wishing I got this instead. Can anyone make me feel better about spending more money on my rampage?

What does the rampage have that the UD3P lacks?
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I did watch a review on the UD3P. The guy said that if you set up cross fire the pcie would reduce to 8x each instead of 16x. Is this true? If so, does the ramp do this as well?
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post #3 of 41
Rampage Formula gets full 16x-16x PCIe 2 during crossfire. There, did that make you feel any better or do you need more?
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But the Gigabyte board will take your Q9550 to 4GHz or more. I've run it for about a half hour at 4.25GHz.
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post #5 of 41
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Rampage Formula gets full 16x-16x PCIe 2 during crossfire. There, did that make you feel any better or do you need more?
wth is your problem dude? I have the ud3p and its a beast. You shouldn't have trouble bumping the fsb over 475. But, a tip for OCing it, tweak the reference voltages more, you can hit high clocks with relatively low volts if you fine tune the reference voltages on the ud3p. And yes, the second pciex will drop to 8x, SINCE its only a p45 board
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wth is your problem dude? I have the ud3p and its a beast. You shouldn't have trouble bumping the fsb over 475. But, a tip for OCing it, tweak the reference voltages more, you can hit high clocks with relatively low volts if you fine tune the reference voltages on the ud3p. And yes, the second pciex will drop to 8x, SINCE its only a p45 board
With 11 posts try not to already make enemies, the rampage is a better choice because it is full CFX if he wants to go dual 4870x2's, The Asus won't overclock as high but it should still reach 500FSB, x38/48 chipsets cannot overclock as high as P45 chipsets and that is partly to do with the ICH9R vs ICH10R
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oops, didn't wanna cause drama ladies. Just wanted some facts

hehe, thanks
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post #8 of 41
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With 11 posts try not to already make enemies, the rampage is a better choice because it is full CFX if he wants to go dual 4870x2's, The Asus won't overclock as high but it should still reach 500FSB, x38/48 chipsets cannot overclock as high as P45 chipsets and that is partly to do with the ICH9R vs ICH10R
what? southbridge affects overclock?

it's only the CF that wins out, and it's not bottling too hard anyway
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what? southbridge affects overclock?

it's only the CF that wins out, and it's not bottling too hard anyway
the ICH10R is the northbridge and it will affect your overclock more than anything, the ICH10R just overclocks higher than the ICH9R

In 8x8x mode a 4870 crossfire setup loses 8fps, I call that significant
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post #10 of 41
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the ICH10R is the northbridge and it will affect your overclock more than anything, the ICH10R just overclocks higher than the ICH9R

In 8x8x mode a 4870 crossfire setup loses 8fps, I call that significant
Can you provide a link?

I have a pair of 4870's on one of my UD3P's and they actually bench identically to both my rampage formula and P5E Deluxe (both X48).


and yes, the difference is PCI-E bandwith between a P45 and X48 board but the only place it matters is with dual 4870X2's.

Considering we have thousands of members here and only 5 that have dual 4870X2's, I doubt it matters....
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