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why the UD5 over something like the UD4 or GD55/GD65?
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why the UD5 over something like the UD4 or GD55/GD65?
Because the UD5 has intel lan, improving my CPU performance by about 3%, and it has awesome cooling which is what I want.

The GD65 has intel lan, but from what I have seen only has 6 power phases, while the UD5 has 20.
Edit: My bad, the GD65 has 6+2.
Edited by Authie - 1/29/11 at 9:14pm
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post #33 of 49
6 is more than enough. 20 is just marketing/overkill.

I am pretty certain that only ASUS offers boards that utilize intel lan.

Can you please show me where you read that realtek lan uses 3% of your CPU?

even intel lan will have to use the CPU as it is not a discrete controller.
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Have you looked at the sabertooth p67? Just throwing it out there.
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6 is more than enough. 20 is just marketing/overkill.

I am pretty certain that only ASUS offers boards that utilize intel lan.

Can you please show me where you read that realtek lan uses 3% of your CPU?

even intel lan will have to use the CPU as it is not a discrete controller.
Sure

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1500/12/

I know that the UD5 has intel lan, and I read somewhere that the GD65 has one too.

To be honest, I don't know much about power phase, can others please share their opinions?

Edit: Okay, the UD5 doesn't have intel lan.
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so if your lan is always at full 1Gb speed, it will use that much CPU.


If you use lan that much, you should invest in a dedicated lan card
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I have the WS and it fits my needs just perfect. It's been holding up with my folding very well. Temps are awesome.

People saying it's just another P8P67 series boards are wrong. The team that designed the WS Revolution is completely different compared to the other P8P67 boards.
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I have the WS and it fits my needs just perfect. It's been holding up with my folding very well. Temps are awesome.

People saying it's just another P8P67 series boards are wrong. The team that designed the WS Revolution is completely different compared to the other P8P67 boards.
orly?
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Thanks for your input everyone, I'm going to call it a night. I'll be back on tomorrow.
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orly?
Want to enlighten us on something you know?

The WS Revolution was designed by the server and workstation teams
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