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From UD3P to UD7: Four Gigabyte Mainboards for LGA1155 on Intel Z68 Express Chipset

Started by: ericappla | Date 07/06/11 10:59:41 AM
Comments: 5 | Last Comment:  03/08/16 03:55:17 AM


very good review and Gigabyte need to seriously think about what you said. If not they will loose their crown
1 0 [Posted by: ericappla  | Date: 07/06/11 10:59:41 AM]

Thanks for this very informative review. I am disappointed too, as the UD4 and UD5 looked so good "on paper". For my usage, I was especially interested in the top-of-the-line ALC889 audio codec, which has a better S/N ratio than the ALC892 codec found on most other boards.

However, functional problems in overclocking, Turbo Boost and power saving are deal-breakers.

I guess I'll have to stay with Asus for my next build.
0 0 [Posted by: BernardP  | Date: 07/06/11 11:11:50 AM]

I'm glad I skipped this generation of Gigabyte boards. Their 1156 boards could really crank.

Since you like little things, I downloaded the manual for the UD3P board and looked up something up. Yup - still the same: you can get Voltage control of your cpu fan(s) on a Gigabyte board. Can't do that with any Asus boards I know of. Since Voltage control of cpu fans is important to me (Gentle Typhoons must be controlled by Voltage) I always get Gigabyte boards.

Glad I missed these.

0 0 [Posted by: ehume  | Date: 07/09/11 10:45:30 PM]

What is the screwed on heatsink retention?
0 0 [Posted by: mcgondy  | Date: 09/14/11 01:59:15 AM]


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