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asus p8p67 evo or gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by count duckula, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. count duckula New Member

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    ok so this is going to me first ever build :) but this two motherboards look pretty much the same, to me, that is. the only thing i can notice is that the bios are different, and i also have no idea what bios are :confused: quick lesson would be much appreciated :) what are the pros and cons of each board? which one would you chose?

    asus bios: EFI

    gigabyte bios: BIOS type AWARD
    ACPI version 1.0b
    BIOS memory size 64 MB


    many thanks.
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    Why not Z68, and ASUS over GB;)
     
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    I'd get the evo. And I'm not really aware of any reason to pay the few bucks more for the Z68 equivalent unless you plan on screwing up a video card flash in the near future.
     
  4. count duckula New Member

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    yes i plan on putting in a graphics card from the start, thats why i didn't think there was much point in getting the z68, or do you need the z68 if you plan on using graphics cards?
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Z68 has the Intel Quick Cache SSD cache thingie, and allows you to use the Intel GPU for transcoding and such, if the board comes with a Lucid Virtu liscence.


    My P8P67 Pro review:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/P8P67 PRO/

    SCORE: 9.3.

    My P67A-UD4-B3 review:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/P67A-UD4/

    SCORE: 8.5

    ASUS is doing better. P8P67 EVO offers more than the PRO that I reviewed, which, to me, makes the choice obvious. Forget Gigabyte. Give 'em a year or so to get some better products, then they might be a worthy contender.


    Too bad other reviewers don't cover as much as I do, makes it hard to see why the EVO board is good.


    ALSO:

    FYI, I am using the Gigabyte board right this second. I do not like it, it's BIOS, or the clocking it offers. Unfortunately it's the best board I have on-hand right now.
     
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  6. Pestilence New Member

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    Like both boards but i would go with the EVO
     
  7. count duckula New Member

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    and there is no need to get the z68 chipset if im going to using a graphics card, right?
     
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    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

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    See Cadaveca's comments above, "SSD Cache thingie". :laugh: Not to mention the Lucid technology will save on power and reduce stress on the dedicated GPU.
     

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