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Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by gibbs007, Apr 9, 2012.
Which MB should I choose for i5 2500k? The Gigabyte is newer, but it costs 25 more. Is it worth it?
No just go with the asus.
The gigabyte is newer and it has their dual bios feature which im a big fan of but not for 25 more. At similar price points though I would go with the gigabyte.
I would go with Z77 for Lucid MVP support. Worth the additional price.
I've seen some benchmark of Lucid MVP, and with Ivy Bridge you only get 5 FPS. On SB that number is probably even lower.
Edit: Found a review for Gigabyte. On Gigabyte they were able to OC i7 2700k to 4.6GHz at 1.3V on stock cooler, while on Asus i7 2600K to 4.6GHz at 1.42V on a aftermarket cooler. Is that worth the extra money.
I am, personally intrigued by their new "Ultra Durable 4" class. Whether it's just marketing, remains to be seen. I'd go with Gigabyte
I do the Gigabyte, I have a ASUS now love it, but I usually lean towards Gigabyte MB's anymore. I like the Ultra Durable class MB's, they do run cooler than others by a fair amount like 5-10 degrees.... Never had issues with Gigabyte MB's either. You do get the newer Z77 chipset which is nice, but you can't go wrong wither either one as long as you get PCI-e3.0 support and the Lucid tech is interesting...
Which ultra durable (2 or 3) mb did you notice the difference? 5-10C is at the northbridge?
Got me some review site did it awhile back and was interesting to see how the Gigabyte when it uses the copper layers helped to cool better.... Anyway Asus or Gigabyte can't go wrong with either one, hell for what matters MSI is good too.