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actually if you read Intel's actual press release no "end user" has been affected.

"On its conference call to discuss the issue, Intel told me that it hasn’t been made aware of a single failure seen by end users. Intel expects that over 3 years of use it would see a failure rate of approximately 5 - 15% depending on usage model. Remember this problem isn’t a functional issue but rather one of those nasty statistical issues, so by nature it should take time to show up in large numbers (at the same time there should still be some very isolated incidents of failure early on)."

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4142/i...-begins-recall

FYI you would see a decrease in performance, not data corruption, as many 12 year olds with a computer think. All that would happen is that the port would eventually slow down and die. You would need to use a new port.

The actual problem was an overvolt to a substrata layer of silicon, which should have its transistors turned off, but some engineer overlooked cutting off the power supply to the set of transistors, so now they are overvolted and overtime would degraded. Kind of how a processor degrades overtime like every piece of silicon does with voltage running through it.
Edited by Sin0822 - 3/12/11 at 7:24pm
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post #142 of 185
Best review I ever read in ages !
And what a style ! Such a pleasure reading it that time literaly stopped...
Tom'wHw / Anand lookinf neewbys now...

I always had Asus but when i saw this GigaBeast, the way it is organized (2x16x), PCI, power I ordered it myself some days back (still waiting it - B3 rev...not yet ava in EU)
now that i went trough your review i have a 32 teeths smile fixed on my face man ! ...cheers to Asus for this round

Congrats again to you and to GB people
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Have any users tested beta BIOS for UD5/UD7?
Any bugs or NO?

http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...beta-bios.html
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just watched video from motherboard.org about this mobo and read ur review...
i mean, mobo is just sick and expensive

i think, by now the best mobo ever made....
but...
why, o why, are you buying something so so expensive...
i tought to change my for p8p67 LE/deluxe and i5 2500k which would cost me less that this whole mobo...
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this is only teh physical review, teh performance review came later after NDA was lifted, and its in my sig along with a SB OCing guide, reasons for this boards's price?

the NF200 doubles PCi-E bandwidth, so you can run 3 way SLI, or 2 way SLI at 16x/16x.

Also this board owns at subzero OCing, check the WRs for sandy bridge and you know what i mean.
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I will buy it... In 3years time...
Still i think its bit too much for it...
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lol yea its a bit much for anyone.
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to be honest i think this is the ultimate P67 MB right now on the market...too bad i couldn't afford it
    
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Originally Posted by coolhandluke41 View Post
to be honest i think this is the ultimate P67 MB right now on the market...too bad i couldn't afford it
Well for now you are safe, u own nice p8p67 pro... I hope to go for it soon...
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Any chance you have some comparison data between the UD5 (running 8x/8x SLI/CF) and UD7 (running 16x/16x SLI/CF)? I'm a bit confused based on your two UD7 reviews (physical and performance) because you seemed to be saying the NF200 will only be of value if you run two extremely high end GPU cards with monitors that are capable of exceptionally high resolutions. But at the same time the UD7 performance review seemed to suggest that the NF200 setup running at 16x/16x was absolutely awesome on the benchmarks compared to the X58. I guess another way of asking this is to say, "Will the UD5 at 8x/8x do just as well against the X58 board you compared the UD7 to?"

I'm planning on using two graphics cards, so the added NF200 benefit of incorporating more graphics cards doesn't provide any value to me. But if the UD7's NF200 setup provided appreciable real world benefits over the UD5's 8x/8x setup, I'd rather go with the UD7.
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