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If all they're doing is filling the space with a chip that can hit 5.1 on air, then it's a damn good space filler.
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If you are wanting 3 way SLI/Crossfire you have 1 of 2 choices. Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7-B3 or Asus Maximus IV Extreme.

I personally would go with the Gigabyte, more phase and vrd 12 certified.

http://www.provantage.com/gigabyte-t...3~7GIGB0AQ.htm
A 24-phase CPU power is really an overkill as you don't need that much of power phase to properly regulate CPU power. 8-phase CPU power is enough as some computer experts said.

I preferred the Asus Maximus IV Extreme over Gigabyte GA--P67A- UD7 hence it also has (not just CPU power phases) as well as 3-phase Memory power. There's also a 12 volt Molex connector to supply much needed current for your video cards which is really good for GPU overclocking.

Talk about benchmarks, the one made by Asus leads the competition but just slightly (not really that significant). If you really want the best, go with the Maximus. It's the most expensive though so prefer to spend around $400 including shipping fee.
Edited by Cheaptrick - 3/24/11 at 7:18pm
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there is actually two 12v molex connectors to supply power to the pci lanes on the maximus... at least thats what i assume they do.
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