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Gigabyte P67A-UD7-B3 vs Asus Z77 M Pro

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May 2, 2012 10:59:42 AM

Hi. I am fro India Recently I upgraded my motherboard, processor and RAM.
I purchased Gigabyte P67A-UD7-B3 motherboard, Intel core i5 2500k and Crossire Vengeance 8GB. I got Processor at $226 and RAM was at $58. Before buying this MOBO I was planning to buy Asus Z77 M Pro which is nearly $226 in India. But in a Shop I got Gigabyte P67A-UD7-B3 at $173 (due to annual clearance ). I saw reviews of this MOBO and price( original price of this MOBO in india is $365 ) and i purchased it. Please tell me did i done correct by purchasing this MOBO ??
May 2, 2012 11:35:14 AM

I have the same MOBO and processor in my system. I easily overclock to 4.5 GHz on air cooling only and the system has been rock solid since day one. Plenty of fan headers and SATA 3/USB 3 connections. Personally, I say it was a good buy.
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May 2, 2012 11:41:50 AM

Puff3r said:
I have the same MOBO and processor in my system. I easily overclock to 4.5 GHz on air cooling only and the system has been rock solid since day one. Plenty of fan headers and SATA 3/USB 3 connections. Personally, I say it was a good buy.


Will Gigabyte P67A-UD7-B3 fall behind new Chipsets like Z68 and Z77. And is it better then Asus z77 M Pro and Asrock z68 pro gen 3
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May 2, 2012 12:10:33 PM

Z77 is designed for Ivy Bridge. As the chipset you have is Sandy Bridge, this is not a concern unless you intend to update the processor relatively soon.

As for P67 vs Z68 the biggest advantage for the Z68 is the SSD caching. There are other differences, but the mostly depend on weather you will be using discreet graphics cards or do lots of video transcoding.

This webpage should provide more info:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1155
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May 2, 2012 12:27:37 PM

Z77 was supposed to be designed for Ivy Bridge, but for some reason people are having to update the bios on many of them with a Sandy Bridge cpu before it will support a Ivy Bridge cpu, which makes no sense to me, but the main reason I never buy a Intel chipset until it's been out for a while, they tend to have very sloppy QA.

Remember the i815 rambus issues? P55 socket issues? P67 sata issues?

I definitely woud take a Z68 over P67 just for the fact that you have the ability to use your cpu's graphics. You will never be able to use your cpu's graphics with a P67.
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May 2, 2012 4:53:36 PM

Z77 = IVY BRIDGE FUTURE 3RD +2ND GEN

Z77 CHIPSET CPU + GPU + RAM Overclocking + Bulit In GPU + Smart Response Technology

P67 = SANDY BRIDGE 2nd GEN + Ivy Bridge Processor Support

P67 CHIPSET is for CPU + RAM overclocking,No Bulit In GPU
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May 2, 2012 4:59:11 PM

I would go with Z77 or Z68
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May 2, 2012 5:13:14 PM

Well since he can't reall take back the decision he made, and hes only using sandy bridge... a P67 board will do fine
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May 2, 2012 7:05:38 PM

Rockdpm said:
Well since he can't reall take back the decision he made, and hes only using sandy bridge... a P67 board will do fine

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May 3, 2012 5:09:45 AM

When i looked in to reviews and forums it was written that P67A-UD7 B3 is a high-end MOBO. Is it a high-end MOB still now (comparing new MOBOs)
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May 3, 2012 6:42:55 AM

Actually it doesn't matter just get what you need in it including future proofing.
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May 4, 2012 4:59:26 AM

Best answer selected by jeet_shek.
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May 4, 2012 7:00:05 PM

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