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I'm not sure whether to buy the Gigabyte P67A-UD4 or the Gigabyte P67A-UD7.

I want the board to do SLI (with 2 GTX580 cards). The only reason why I looked at the more expensive UD7 was because this could run both the cards at 16x. However, after looking into it a bit it seems that the consensus is that there is no significant difference in running 2 SLI cards at 8x (I am correct in thinking this aren't I?)

So my question is, are there any other reasons why I should buy the UD7 board over the UD4? I will only be using the system for gaming by the way.

Many thanks.
post #2 of 9
All boards have been recalled due to a defect in the intel chipset onboard. They'll be available for sale again in April.
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I would wait till the SB problems are all solved with the sata ports and what not. but yeah 8x vs 16x is barely noticeable, I would only worry when one runs at 4x.
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ya Kinda hard to pick a board when they are not available for a few months. So either you will need to wait or pick a different platform for now
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by TDS View Post
ya Kinda hard to pick a board when they are not available for a few months. So either you will need to wait or pick a different platform for now
This is interesting. I didn't want to complicate my initial post so I didn't mention that I had already bought the UD7 but haven't opened it yet. I was thinking about sending it back and swapping it for the cheaper board as I've just found out that the 2*16 lanes aren't necessary (and my girlfriend has just found out how much I've spent and blown a gasket)!

I really want to get on with building the computer though. So, is this such a problem that I should be thinking about sending the board back anyway, or should I think myself lucky that I don't have to wait until April and use it?

Just another thought, are intel recalling all the boards, including the ones that have already been sold? Overclockers (in the UK) have not contacted me about the problem. Also, interestingly, they still seem to be selling all the Intel boards.
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Wasn't it a SATA problem? Not a big deal, many people gonna keep their boards.... think they said 3 years?

I am pretty sure you would upgrade 2 times by then haha... after all we PC users never get enough... there's always something to add!! DAMN IT!!!
Edited by Lune - 2/2/11 at 3:13pm
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I'm going to keep mine. Not going to go through the hassle and downtime.
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he can always buy off ebay guys, they aren't changing anything on the board, not scheduled too.
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post #9 of 9
If you're fine with 2 SATA ports, just stick with the SATA3 6.0 ones (I think there are 2) and you will be fine. Gigabyte has a replacement program already set, so you should probably go with them.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4146/g...cement-program

Btw, might as well get the UD7 if you're blowing so much money on 2 GTX580's.
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