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Originally Posted by puffsNasco View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlA2g...ayer_embedded#!

this guy say their digital vrm has the fastest transient response
check it out at the 5 minutes mark

donno if it's true or not
Thats a marketing manager, we all got into a huge fight me and ASUS marketing, the head of USA Technical Marketing, he was making threats, and the truth is that is a lie, maybe they didn't test it against pure hardware, but right now the BEST digital PWM is made by volterra and was used on the classified, Chil comes in second to them in many areas, everyone, even a key ASUS engineer admits the Volterra is faster, done by a third party analysis between x58 boards the EVGA classy was tested up against Gigabytes UD7 with 24 phase power, the Volterra beat all boards in transient response(even ASUS's ROG series), BUT Gigabyte's 16 phase and 24 phase power.

It was in an issue of the OCmag, and the testing was done by someone who actually makes PWMs.

After ASUS and I had it out, they sent out a UD7 as well as their P8p boards for testing, and well it has been 3 months, they wont respond.

It has been admitted by ASUS that Volterra was indeed a better PWM, but it couldn't be modified for VRD12, PLUS volterra Digital PWm is VERY expensive, you have to use Volterra MOSFETs, Drivers, even VOlterra specific Inductors!!!! hahaha that is why no manufacturer really uses them.

IDK i don't really believe any marketing managers, even Gigabyte ones.
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I got my ASUS p8p67 M-Pro because I have never had an ASUS board before and wanted to try one.
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I usually buy my stuff based on reviews, then factor in the price/performance, aesthetics, features, etc. then I decide what I want after that.

Although it does seem that my P8P67 Pro is defective, but I seem to be one of few that have boards that don't work.
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Asus and Gigabyte have a reputation for being the best whether that's justified I'm not sure but I've heard some horror stories about MSI and EVGA. There was a guy on here today who's EVGA board melted the 24pin.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...7-2600k-3.html


Other brands may not have been around long enough to establish a reputation for quality even though they may be good.
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I've always bought Asus or Gigabyte for the last ~14 years, sometimes they have problems, but they always seem to get it fixed.
This time around Asus had the uefi implemented, a board layout that worked better with my case & cards, better pricing, and better reviews everywhere I looked. ( I was comparing the UD5 or UD7 vs. the Evo or Deluxe).
I don't normally use any of the auxiliary apps from the motherboard makers, but with the uefi I'd like to at least try the asus AI suite.. unfortunately it's still not working with Windows 7 (Pro) 64.
     
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yea idk why Gigabyte priced their whole lineup kind of high. One thing i do know is that ASUS gives away their boards to the top OCers, while Gigabyte doesn't. Gigabyte used to do this but I guess saw it really didn't do much for their sales, but ASUS is worth a few billion and Gigabyte is the 2nd largest at 110 million, so maybe that is why lol.
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It's only a 35 buck difference. Who cares?
Thats 3.5 hours of work at minimum wage.
    
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i thought minimum wage was 7.25 so 4.8hours.
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I wish they had the ud4 in stock but since my board was 150 there is no way I could say now. microcenter pkg deal ftw.
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how much was the deal
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