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Return my undelivered GD65 for a UD4 (P67)

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Is it worth it? What advantages will I see with the UD4 over the GD65?

EDIT: Looking like a no, Toms calculates it about the same if not better than the UD4.
Edited by snelan - 1/11/11 at 6:55pm
    
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don't just trust sites. but CPU OC is most dependant on the CPU. boards in teh same category are going to OC the same. higher end boards will ussually OC better becuase of more power delivery and better oc testing, the UD5 or UD7 would be best.
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advantage?

ud4 has more phases ( 12+2 vs 6+2, i think. dont buy the "military class" crap from msi). and the cooling looks more efficient.

but gd65 has more sata connectors.
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yes teh power phases on the UD4 are teh same equivalent quality and power output than those on any MSI. Gigabyte gives you more though so its much mroe stabl;e. MSI "upped" their quality of Driver MOSFETs to that of GIGABYTE. NOW here is the tricky part. Stupid MSI uses too many capcitors, deep inside VRD12 PWM spec, it states that they shoudl use the least amount of capacitors, thus the needs for many phases so you lessen the work of the capcitor by the many ferrite core chokes. That is probabaly why Gigabyte is VRD12 cerifited and others aren't. It makes OCing SO EASY with VRD12 cert.
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So.........? The GD65 will hold me back?
    
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no neither will.
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Ok, thanks guys.

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