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Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3

I was looking for some opinions on the Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3 motherboard. I have tried looking for reviews, but it seems most reviews are looking a the UD4 and UD7.

Will the Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3 work with two Radeon 6950 in crossfire? Are there other draw backs I should be aware of?

Future Build:
MOB - Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3
CPU - Intel Core i5 2500K
RAM - G.Skill 8Gb (4x2GB)
GPU - Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 (x2)
Hard Drive - Western Digital Blue (500GB)
Case - Corsair Graphite 600T
PSU - Corsair 750HX (750 watt)
Optical Drive - Asus Black DVD Burner

Link to Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128460&Tpk=ga-p67a-ud3

Thanks for inputs, reviews, and suggestions.
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  1. yeah it should be fine for what you are looking for...it will handle the crossfire fine...
    just it won't be as good as on a ud5 or ud7...although it won't be too much of a difference...
  2. Rodain said:
    I was looking for some opinions on the Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3 motherboard. I have tried looking for reviews, but it seems most reviews are looking a the UD4 and UD7.

    Will the Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3 work with two Radeon 6950 in crossfire? Are there other draw backs I should be aware of?

    Future Build:
    MOB - Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3
    CPU - Intel Core i5 2500K
    RAM - G.Skill 8Gb (4x2GB)
    GPU - Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 (x2)
    Hard Drive - Western Digital Blue (500GB)
    Case - Corsair Graphite 600T
    PSU - Corsair 750HX (750 watt)
    Optical Drive - Asus Black DVD Burner

    Link to Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128460&Tpk=ga-p67a-ud3

    Thanks for inputs, reviews, and suggestions.


    I believe the difference between the UD3 and UD4 is the sli and crossfire ability.. I think the UD3 only supports Crossfire not SLI...But the UD4 supports both.
  3. Best answer
    I am currently running the GA-P67A-UD3 and I would not use it for crossfire. Its second slot is limited to x4. You would probably want a board with at least an x8 second slot.

    Also of note if you're considering this board, I have had some strange issues with the onboard audio causing full system lockups so I ended up having to switch back to my sound blaster card.
  4. Best answer selected by rodain.
  5. Bigmac80 said:
    I believe the difference between the UD3 and UD4 is the sli and crossfire ability.. I think the UD3 only supports Crossfire not SLI...But the UD4 supports both.


    yeah you are right but i would get the ud4 witch will support 8x/8x sli or crossfire
  6. I'm just curious if anybody has actually tried crossfire on the gigabyte ud3? Instead of people just shutting it done since the second PCIe slot runs at 4x. Some tests have shown that the loss of fps in 4x 4x set up vs a 16x 16x would only be 10% at the most. Unless of course your using multiple displays. The problem is that's not the case with all mother boards so that's why I'm wondering if anybody has tried it with this particular one.

    http://hardocp.com/article/2010/08/25/gtx_480_sli_pcie_bandwidth_perf_x16x16_vs_x4x4/
  7. ^ that is correct x8 x8 or even better x16 x16 wouold be best....
    However, x4 x4 actually performs not too bad...and I know cause I tested on a ud3 board... the performance is only a little worse than on x8 x8 or x16 x16......
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