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GIGABYTE P67A-UD7-B3 Motherboard Review

Postby Apoptosis » Mon May 30, 2011 7:57 am

GIGABYTE P67A-UD7-B3 Motherboard Review

GIGABYTE has been putting out quality motherboards for years now! Today we have the opportunity to look at the Flagship Intel P67 motherboard, the P67A-UD7-B3. With an impressive number of USB 3.0 ports and 24 phase power for the CPU the GIGABYTE P67A-UD7-B3 is sure to please. How will this flagship product stack up to the other Intel P67 motherboards we have tested? Read on to find out!

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One of the areas that many of us (myself included) want to know about when purchasing a shiny new motherboard, is the overclocking potential. Well I'm here to tell you, the GIGABYTE P67A-UD7-B3 has plenty! I was able to bring the Intel Core i5 2500K to a new high with the P67A-UD7-B3. Enabling the Internal PLL Voltage and Level 10 Load-Line calibration to reduce the V-Droop we were able to bring our Intel Core i5 2500K to 5141MHz. That is nearly 100MHz better than we have been able to achieve previously!


Article Title: GIGABYTE P67A-UD7-B3 Motherboard Review
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Re: GIGABYTE P67A-UD7-B3 Motherboard Review

Postby DragonFury » Mon May 30, 2011 11:11 am

nice review, but how far were you able to bring the BCLK to? I now know the K series CPUs don't overclock like their predecessors, but still like to see how far the BCLK would go.
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Re: GIGABYTE P67A-UD7-B3 Motherboard Review

Postby XstollieX » Mon May 30, 2011 2:32 pm

DragonFury wrote:nice review, but how far were you able to bring the BCLK to? I now know the K series CPUs don't overclock like their predecessors, but still like to see how far the BCLK would go.


Overclocking through the Bclk on a sandy bridge system isn't the best way to go. If (and that's a big if) you can get 10MHz on the Bclk that would only get you ~330MHz which it's simpler to just increase the multi x3. After playing with the p67/z68 for some time it's been my experience that you can't get much more than you can by way of the multi.
For example, if you can get a x49 multi you won't be able to get much more done with bclk. it seems that the CPU limit is what it is whether you hit it by way of Multi alone or multi+bclk. Best way to go seems to be Increase the Multi, and you might be able to squeeze out another few MHz with the Bclk. But pushing the Bclk doesn't seem to help much
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