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Gigabyte P67A-UD4 or UD5?

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I'm planning on exchanging my ASUS P8P67 Pro for one of these boards but not sure which to go for. the UD5 is $70 more so I'll be paying that to exchange.

you guys think its worth it?
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I would say not worth it. Especially since you have a K series CPU and overclocking is no longer too motherboard dependent.
    
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The UD5 has much better LLC. I'm pretty sure the UD4 either massively overshoots or undershoots CPU voltage depending on which LLC option you select in the BIOS. The UD5 has one more option. LLC Level 1 hits the voltage almost dead on.
    
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I'm planning on exchanging my ASUS P8P67 Pro for one of these boards but not sure which to go for. the UD5 is $70 more so I'll be paying that to exchange.

you guys think its worth it?
UD5 has enough features to make it worth it over UD4.
B3 version of UD5 (with F1+ bioses) fixed the massive overshooting of LLC, so LLC1 droops slightly (very slightly at 1.25v; 1.265v bios=1.238v load), a bit more at 1.45v) and LLC2 overshoots but only a little, compared to the 0.15v overshoots on the B2 boards (its similar to the B2's LLC1, just not as much).

CMOS reset button is VERY convenient...you'll wonder how you could ever deal with a badly placed jumper, after using the CMOS reset button. Sure, its not on the mobo back panel, but that could also be considered a good thing...keeps noisy people from pressing it on accident.

Likewise, board power and reset buttons are critical for people who bench or test stuff outside the case. And you get 20+2 phases.

Definitely worth it, unless you want to wait for P67X-UD4 or UD5, both which will have two extra SATA 6G ports.
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