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i really do not make threads that often, but i am making this one as the ASUS one is a good guide for people who are buying ASUS boards. This should be helpful to anyone wanting to buy a Gigabyte board.
please list what board.

P67A-UD7
My reasons:
Looks(black matte pcb(no brown bleed through) gold and gray aluminum heat sinks are gorgeous)
Quality(high quality parts for power delivery and other components)
Features (I love the USB 3.0 hub system with Turbo mode for USb 3.0., I like how much expansion the USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 has, as well as all teh connectivity.) SLI was important so the UD7 has the NF200.
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Although I do not have a Gigabyte P67 mobo, I will say that I am looking forward to buy a UD7 later this year. Gigabyte has always had my respect ever since owning the EP45 UD3P. The efficiency from quality design separates Gigabyte from the pack, including ASUS (although I have nothing bad to say about them). At the end of the day, I can buy Gigabyte mobos without hesitating & that makes me feel good as a consumer
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Although it didnt overclock as good as the asus boards base on the results i'm seeing here i just cant say No to the matte black pcb..
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what do you mean? didn't OC as well, they do infact, the BIOS just needs to be properly tuned and you have to use a good BIOS. Every board has hit 5.5ghz just look at XS for real OCes.
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Yes the price/oc ability vs asus is lower it seems. Yes xs they r hitting high clockspeed but they r only validating or running super pi..... which doesnt seems to suggest the o/c themself is stable.

Love to c more p95 small fft test but 19/20 ppl seems to run super pi and 3dmark only ; ;
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well thats how it is in the OC world, you OC to hold records, and prime 95 isn't considered a benchmark even though wprime is, but its like superpi.

in reality you don't encounter instances where you need the type of stability that people want over here. I personally only OC to OC, not to use it everyday, as do most people at XS, they OC for max OC and that is it, most people here have one rig, not a benching rig as well, yet some do.

You should know that 95% of OC ability is in the CPU, not the board like it was with X58.

With the UD4 you need to use correct setting and tinker a little bit. you need to use turbo and set TDP and TDC to 300 each, you need to use BIOS F6X and not try some stupid OC like 5.2ghz on 1.4v, its ok to feed vcore.

here is what I think the main difference on the UD7 and UD4, I think the TDP and TDC on the UD7 was set at a constant like low like XXamp is reported to the CPU so when you OC and you are exceeding TDC of 110amps(XXXamps), it only thinks you are at XXamps, so TDC doesn't kick in, this what ASUS did at stock for their boards, and Gigabyte did in the past for P55, they should release it into the BIOS soon as well. The UD4 is a solid board and i know people who are hitting 5-5.3ghz easily with stability, I also see that it hold the WR for SB FSB of 108, beating all the ASUS boards. I hit 107.5blck and even ASUS claims that max BLCK is a show of how well your CPU will OC.

The reason i think the TDC and even TDP were set low on the UD7 is because i never had to increase them when i was at 5.2ghz. But it seems everyone with a UD4 has to increase these values.



The reason the BIOSes have been tripping so early and flashing back is because of instability of the OC. The main other reason is because the trip point was lowered because these are all based on pre-release betas. It needs to be raised and will be raised in a few weeks with new BIOS releases. If no one noticed there are only betas and pre-released BIOSes no official BIOS as of yet.
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i buyed ud4 for great bugy bios.
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Think we r a bit off topic, as of now i bought the board cause of the matte black pretty much.

Yes bios might improve they might release rev 2 board even but thats not y i bought it though.

Yea i did read ur guide and tinker with wut u suggested thanks for that!
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well thats how it is in the OC world, you OC to hold records, and prime 95 isn't considered a benchmark even though wprime is, but its like superpi.

in reality you don't encounter instances where you need the type of stability that people want over here. I personally only OC to OC, not to use it everyday, as do most people at XS, they OC for max OC and that is it, most people here have one rig, not a benching rig as well, yet some do.

You should know that 95% of OC ability is in the CPU, not the board like it was with X58.

With the UD4 you need to use correct setting and tinker a little bit. you need to use turbo and set TDP and TDC to 300 each, you need to use BIOS F6X and not try some stupid OC like 5.2ghz on 1.4v, its ok to feed vcore.

here is what I think the main difference on the UD7 and UD4, I think the TDP and TDC on the UD7 was set at a constant like low like XXamp is reported to the CPU so when you OC and you are exceeding TDC of 110amps(XXXamps), it only thinks you are at XXamps, so TDC doesn't kick in, this what ASUS did at stock for their boards, and Gigabyte did in the past for P55, they should release it into the BIOS soon as well. The UD4 is a solid board and i know people who are hitting 5-5.3ghz easily with stability, I also see that it hold the WR for SB FSB of 108, beating all the ASUS boards. I hit 107.5blck and even ASUS claims that max BLCK is a show of how well your CPU will OC.

The reason i think the TDC and even TDP were set low on the UD7 is because i never had to increase them when i was at 5.2ghz. But it seems everyone with a UD4 has to increase these values.

The reason the BIOSes have been tripping so early and flashing back is because of instability of the OC. The main other reason is because the trip point was lowered because these are all based on pre-release betas. It needs to be raised and will be raised in a few weeks with new BIOS releases. If no one noticed there are only betas and pre-released BIOSes no official BIOS as of yet.
not a WR anymore
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well then i got to change that, i tried for 107.7blck set in BIOS with my crappy CPU without changing any voltages, I am going to tinker as I figured out what BIOS I was using at the time, i for the life of me couldn't figure it out(which BISO used), and well i found my SS of it and there it was, some weird ass random beta BIOS. nevertheless this time i can validate it.

Here we got i got my Gigabyte board so that:
I don't have to use Turbo Mode to OC
I don't have to leave EIST on, or have it on without me knowing so my multi is a constant 16x
I don't have to clock stupid UEFI(FYI all the highend benching only boards will not have uefi, ASUS is coming out with theirs as is Gigabyte) because it is a hassle to OCers, I have a UEFI board sitting here believe me i hate it. its like driving a car, such automatic is easier, but a real car is driven stick.

I don't have to look at obnoxious blue heatsinks teamed with a black pcb which is really brown in the light.

With the UD4 you deal with about the same power output per board compared to similarly priced ASUS boards, with the UD5 and UD7 the power output is undoubtedly greater, these aren't less MOSFETs with more chokes and called 24 phase for nothing. There are 24 phases for the CPU VCC on the UD7 along with 4 exra low RDS(on) MOSFETs for the VCCIO/VCCSA, the UD7 is a true 24+4 phase design. The UD5 is teh same with 20+4 Phase design, and GIgabyte did not feed the need to advertise it as so, because they really do not need too, reviewers can count.
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