If anything, that article pushes me towards the UD4. Correct me if I'm wrong, but my SSD will perform better on the Gigabyte than the Asus.
With regards to connectivity, and strictly between UD4 and Pro, I would say that the Asus Pro is probably the way to go. The UD4 doesn't have firewire, it only has 2 6Gb/s Sata ports, it has no extra USB3.0 ports over the Asus Pro, both are 12 phase, and the Asus has the Intel NIC.
However, while the Asus does have more features than the UD4, the UD4 has more features I'll actually use. But for me, the UD4 was still lacking in some areas, so I got the UD5. I figure I will have this motherboard a few years, so spending a bit more to get the features I want goes a long way.
The UD5 gets you:
- 3x USB power
- On/Off USB power
- 4 USB3.0 ports
- 2 USB3.0 headers
- 2 pwr eSATA (6Gb/s)
- 20 phase power
- Supposedly better USB and Sata performance
- Heatsinks are attached with screws rather than push pins
Edited by cmeeks - 1/9/11 at 8:25pm