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I briefly had an MSI board with the uefi bios, & it was the fastest start button press to windows desktop time I've seen. The uefi bios flies through post.
It would be nice to see one from gigabyte, the ud4 isn't nearly as fast to get into windows.
    
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just wondering whats the difference between these 2 Gigabyte mobo's?

GA-P67A-D3-B3
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apart from the extra rear USB ports/audio
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Originally Posted by Sainesk View Post
just wondering whats the difference between these 2 Gigabyte mobo's?

GA-P67A-D3-B3
GA-P67A-UD3-B3

apart from the extra rear USB ports/audio
Looks like a new model. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

EDIT: Added.

I also found out that Gigabyte's Crossfire/SLi mechanism is x4/x4 not x16/x4, so I've changed it for all boards, assuming they're using the same chips.

As such, you'd love ~15-20% with two cards on those boards. I will add that to the FAQ.
Edited by Track - 4/12/11 at 2:15am
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Does UEFI offer anything in terms of faster POSTing time over a BIOS? Or is it little more than being able to use your mouse in a fancier looking setup screen?
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Hey how many of u can go above x52 multi. I have heard that some selected chips are able to go above that.
Is that true ?
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1739610

never tried x53
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Very nice performance on a Vertex 2.

The difference between BIOS and UEFI is negligible.

What really makes a difference in an SSD.
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Very nice performance on a Vertex 2.

The difference between BIOS and UEFI is negligible.

What really makes a difference in an SSD.
I can say that my bootup time dropped in half using the same SSD going from a P35 MB to a UEFI H67 board, I assumed it was the UEFI Bios. I have also heard but can't confirm that former gigabyte P67 owners who switched to Assus P67 noticed a significant boot time decrease. Probably deserves a controlled test. I want a Gigabyte P67 but not until they implement full UEFI with no boot loops or sleep lockups, just a personal decision with little data to back it up, but sharing our gut feelings are what these forums are about. Lets prove my gut wrong.

I don't believe you can install a program to time bootup, much of it is waiting for the chipset to come online and can't be timed by a program. A stopwatch and the honor system is the only benchmark worth talking about here.
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I can say that my bootup time dropped in half using the same SSD going from a P35 MB to a UEFI H67 board, I assumed it was the UEFI Bios. I have also heard but can't confirm that former gigabyte P67 owners who switched to Assus P67 noticed a significant boot time decrease. Probably deserves a controlled test. I want a Gigabyte P67 but not until they implement full UEFI with no boot loops or sleep lockups, just a personal decision with little data to back it up, but sharing our gut feelings are what these forums are about. Lets prove my gut wrong.

I don't believe you can install a program to time bootup, much of it is waiting for the chipset to come online and can't be timed by a program. A stopwatch and the honor system is the only benchmark worth talking about here.
I chose my UD7 because of its 24 chokes, Quad-SLi and beautiful black/white theme.

I had the option to go Maximus IV Extreme, but then I noticed that even their UEFI is red.. it makes my eyes bleed, especially if I wanted to do serious overclocking.

But I have been waiting for UEFI since January!

I'm starting to lose my faith in Gigabyte.

I'm assuming that making UEFI isn't difficult. Which means that they don't want to.
So, either it won't come out at all, or they're putting it on idle and it will come out after IB.
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So has anyone here got the Sapphire Pure black P67 board? Im looking at getting that one or paying a little bit more and getting the ASUS WS Revolution.
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So has anyone here got the Sapphire Pure black P67 board? Im looking at getting that one or paying a little bit more and getting the ASUS WS Revolution.
Nice find!

Adding it now.

Must be new - I haven't seen it on Newegg since today.
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