But when I look at the reports and issues people are seeing with the P67 motherboards I can't help but see that the Gigabyte boards are having fewer issues.
With the Gigabyte it looks like there is a cold dual boot issue if you have less than stellar 5V+ amperage/stability. Folks are hitting incredible overclocks with these boards given proper power and it looks like Gigabyte is betting the B3 cougar point will probably fix the 5V+ vulnarability, I mean a shorting transistor isn't good for any system.
Now with the Asus P8P67 series there are a lot of stability issues being reported, in particular a BSOD while doing mundane tasks, even without an overclock. Some say this is fixed with SP1, but I find no real confirmation.
The Asus boards with the UEFI bios seem to be a bit riskier than the Gigabyte boards which have a more traditional proven history bios.
Now as soon as the P67 MB's appear on NewEgg I'm buying one, and right now unless their is some breakthrough on the Asus side I think the Gigabyte board may be the safer bet for a long term stable motherboard.
Feel free to tell me what I have missed, whatever. I am not a brand loyalist, just want a mother board that will be rock solid stable, last several years, and over clock to 4.3 with all the powersaving features on. That's all I'm looking for here.