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Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R vs. UD3P

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I'm planning on getting one of these motherboards: GA-EP45-UD3P, or GA-EP45-UD3R and was wondering if there were any significant differences between them other than the obvious ones such as one less ethernet port on the UD3R and only one PCI-E x16 on the UD3R. What I'm really concerned about is that maybe the UD3R overclocks slightly less than the UD3P.

Could anyone with experience with these boards help me out?

Oh, and please don't post saying something like "You already have a GA-P35-DS3L, why don't you just stick with that?" I have my reasons...
    
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Same chipset... same board > main difference UD3P has 2x pcie and raid. UD3R has raid only and 1x pcie.

I have a EP45 DS3L that has 1x pcie and no raid that overclocks just as well as both of these boards. Why? Same chipset & fully solid capacitors.

ATM you cant go wrong with Gigabyte P45 boards.
    
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The UD3P also has a TMP-encryption chip. Other than that and the things you mentioned are it basically.
They both clock well and the difference is marginal.

Check this out:
http://ddr2-1508.gigabyte.com.tw/

Its all up to your own needs and plans for the future really. Im playing with the CrossFire idea so i got the UD3P.
If i were you i`d throw the $20 price-difference in the toilet and get the UD3P. More options.
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The UD3P is basically identical to the DS3R (which I own) and I recommend it - the difference is a tech called Ultra Durable 3 in stead of 2.. The UD3R is a vanilla DS3, same difference; I'd get the UD3P at least because many have it and seems to be real good, plus the Xfire option may come in handy.
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The OP is asking about the UD3P vs the UD3R (not DS3R). They are the same board in almost every way. They OC the same as well. The only real difference is the second PCI-E slot on the UD3P. IMO it is worth getting the UD3P for the option to crossfire should you want to.
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UD3P also has Dual LAN
    
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Originally Posted by lsdmeasap View Post
UD3P also has Dual LAN
This is useful if...

a - you're one of the very few people who have a real teaming router setup (and they're not precisely cheap or easy to maintain)

b - you, like me, do a lot of work in virtual machines and you want to be able to dedicate a specific nic to being used by a specific virtual machine and not having to bridge to the host's connection.

c - run/host lan parties

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did I miss any of the other obvious uses for this? In all honesty, i figure most people will just disable one of them via the BIOS...
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