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What's the difference between the Asus p8p67 pro and gigabyte p67-ud4

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January 1, 2011 1:02:42 PM

Besides the obvious colors, different companies...etc...and the 20 dollar price difference,

i'm having trouble discerning any real difference between these 2 cards. They obviously are direct competitors, and absent any real review data, i'm having trouble choosing one. Any mobo pro care to enlighten me?
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January 1, 2011 3:58:47 PM

A few things that I don't like about GA per these specs: 1. They play the shared bandwidth game to the detriment of faster SSD drives, 2. Problematic OC'ing from poorer Phase power to CPU and RAM, no Bluetooth, and in the past less reliable than ASUS. Therefore my recommendation between the (2) is the ASUS P8P67 PRO. Now and then the GA are very poor with very fast SSD -- you loose huge chunks of bandwidth to other less important stuff. Read the last $2000 Tom's Build regarding this issue.

GA-P67A-UD4 (rev. 1.0) - http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...
P8P67 PRO - http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=HMMvTCuBcZLfu2YL

P8P67 PRO:
4 x DIMM, Max. 32 GB, DDR3 2200(O.C.)*/2133(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 Non-ECC
2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (single at x16 or dual at x8/x8 mode)
Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology
Supports ATI® Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
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Intel® P67 Express Chipset
2 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (gray)
4 xSATA 3.0 Gb/s ports (blue)
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Support RAID 0,1,5,10
Marvell® 9120 controller
2 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (navy blue)*
JMicron® JMB362 SATA controller
2 xExternal SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports*
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Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
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2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (blue)
6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
2 x S/PDIF Out (1 for Coaxial, 1 for Optical)
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Industry leading Digital 12+2 Phase Power Design

GA-P67A-UD4:
4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
* For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8)
{Convoluted way of saying x8/x8}
Support for ATI CrossFireX™/NVIDIA SLI technology
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Intel® P67 Express Chipset
2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3_0, SATA3_1) supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s devices
4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATA2_2, SATA2_3, SATA2_4, SATA2_5) supporting up to 4 SATA 3Gb/s devices
Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
* When a RAID set is built across the SATA 6Gb/s and SATA 3Gb/s channels, the system performance of the RAID set may vary depending on the devices being connected.
{Convoluted way of saying poorer performance}
Marvell 88SE9128 chip:
2 x eSATA 6Gb/s connectors on the back panel supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s devices
Support for SATA RAID 0 and RAID 1
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NO Bluetooth
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8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
1 x coaxial S/PDIF Out connector
1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
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NO COMMENTS ON Phase ; generally not a good sign ; suggests poor poorer power to CPU/RAM
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