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Asus p8p67-pro rev 3.0 vs. 3.1?

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July 16, 2011 1:47:42 AM

So i was finishing up a build for my friend I decided to go with a Asus p8p67-pro rev 3.0 motherboard, but I then noticed that newegg is selling a rev 3.1 of the board now. The thing is im not sure if i should get the rev 3.0 or the 3.1, the only difference seems to be REV 3.0 – NEC USB 3.0 controllers, REV 3.1 – ASMedia USB 3.0 controllers other then that the price, specs, and hardware are all the same. What do u guys think is it worth going with the latest rev, hoping they tweaked somethings? :pt1cable: 

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July 22, 2011 6:35:16 PM

I'm in the same spot and I need to decide fast. Help someone!!!!!
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July 22, 2011 6:47:07 PM

im gunna go with the 3.1 revision most likely
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July 22, 2011 7:53:37 PM

I would think the updated version. Revised after that hard-drive degradation problem back when it first came out (Febuary).
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July 23, 2011 12:49:55 AM

They probably changed the USB3 controller and nothing else. I personally would want the newer revision as the ASMedia controller is faster.

Both of the revisions listed have the updated B3 chipset that doesn't have the SATA problem.
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July 26, 2011 10:24:21 PM

I just picked up my P8P67 from Micro center. Had ordered a r3.1, but when I got home realized I had 3.0. After searching the web, I found this helpful post on Tom's:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/293014-30-revisions-a...


as well as this link that supports the MONEY comment by jaquith:

http://news.softpedia.com/news/ASUS-Subsidiary-to-Ship-...

Based on these comments, it appears that ASUS is sourcing the USB3.0 controller, inhouse because it is more economic for them to do so, rather than it being a problem with the NEC controller.

If anyone has info to the contrary, I love to hear it. Otherwise, I think that I am fine with the r3.0 motherboard and am not going to wait for Micro center to stock the r3.1.
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March 11, 2012 12:57:53 PM

Hi,
Can one you guys please tell me as to how many PCI-1 slots these 2 MOB's have?
Most test reviews & sellers have indicated 0 or 1 slot while on Asus's site specification rev.3.1 is stated as 3 PCI-1 slots!
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