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Gigabyte UD3P and UD3R

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Are these boards basically the same, and i'm speaking in terms of overclocking capability. I know the UD3P is very reputable but i really don't need the second PCI express slot so i was going to get the UD3R. But if the UD3P will be better for overclocking over the UD3R i'll stick with teh UD3P.
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As far as I've read they overclock pretty comparably. The only difference is the second PCI-E slot.
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Agreed. UD3R will overclock basically anything to its limits.
    
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Cool thats pretty much all i needed to know! Thanks!! I love this site!
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With the UD3P at only $17 more you would always have the option to go CF if you wanted in the future? I am only running one GPU but, I may go with a pair of 4850's with the prices going down the way they are.
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With the UD3P at only $17 more you would always have the option to go CF if you wanted in the future? I am only running one GPU but, I may go with a pair of 4850's with the prices going down the way they are.
yeah but since that board is a P45 you would only beable to run both cards in x8 (rather than x16) which from what i have read is a pretty substantial difference.
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With PCI-E 2.0 the difference is negligible. 8x 2.0 is essentially x16 1.0 which is more than enough.
    
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Screw CF. 4870x2 i say!
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With PCI-E 2.0 the difference is negligible. 8x 2.0 is essentially x16 1.0 which is more than enough.
+1 - I donut understand why some are so hell bent on this when they will not see any difference.
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Robilar has done some test runs with the 8x crossfire and has found virtually no difference in performance from 16x. He compared the UD3P CF with the ASUS P5E Deluxe (X48) CF.
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