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Originally Posted by Dopamin3 View Post
What? P55 only has one chip called the PCH. It doesn't have two chips like in previous generations- the northbridge and southbridge (called ICH and IOH on X58). So many manufacturers put a heatsink where the NB used to be just to look cool but it serves absolutely no purpose, just like on the UD5. Here is an example: the Biostar Tpower i55.

i always thought the ones with a nb heatsink would have a nf200 on them. duhh

they should save the money on gimmicks like this to add 1 or 2 pcb layers.
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i always thought the ones with a nb heatsink would have a nf200 on them. duhh

they should save the money on gimmicks like this to add 1 or 2 pcb layers.
So take out one gimmick for another? Adding more PCB layers is complicated, will cost more to produce, harder to engineer/design and really doesn't help with anything.
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You sent me a message about this. lol. Is this really necessary?
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UD5 upgrades from UD4:
- 1 more internal USB3.0 header
- 2 more USB3.0 ports on the back
- 1 internal 1394a header
- 2 1394 ports on the back
- Onboard power/reset button
- 8 more phases
- PCIE x4 slot (useful for PCIE x4 SSD drives)
- heatsinks are attached to mobo with screws instead of push pins
- trendy but admittedly useless "NF200" heatsink

Did I miss anything???

I figured this will be my only mobo for a couple years or more, so I went ahead and got the UD5. Whether or not these upgrades warrant $70 is for you to decide - it's your budget.
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