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Gigabyte X58A-UD7 Motherboard Review

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:34 am

Gigabyte X58A-UD7 Motherboard Review

Based on the Intel X58 chipset, the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD7 motherboard delivers all the killer next generation features that gaming enthusiasts and power users have been waiting for. The X58A-UD7 includes support for USB 3.0, SATA 6Gbps, Intel's upcoming 32nm six-core high performance processors and NVIDIA 3-Way SLI and ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU configurations.

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Priced at $349.99 at Newegg the board is a bit on the expensive side but it does come packed with features which does help warrant its price. Gigabyte's entire line of X58-based motherboards are ready to support the new generation of Intel 32nm 6-core processors, so you can rest assured that this board will support the upcoming Intel Core i7 980X Extreme Edition processor. The board also comes with a 3 year warranty without any stipulations for registering the board so if you do purchase it 2nd hand you are covered. When browsing around for boards you have to give credit to Gigabyte for sticking to a uniform color scheme across all their boards. The X58A-UD7 looks quite pretty with it's baby blue and white accents and the dark heatsink snaking across the PCB. Factor in the excellent performance and the easy overclocking and the X58A-UD7 is the real deal...



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Re: Gigabyte X58A-UD7 Motherboard Review

Postby Gomeler » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:45 am

I had a short LN2 session with the board this past weekend. The speeds aren't the best primarily due to my lack of experience with the board. More to come hopefully with Gulftown.

CPU: Xeon w3570 3847A987 @ 1.66v vcpu 1.44 vtt
MB: Gigabyte X58A-UD7 w/ F4 BIOS
RAM: Corsair Dominator GT 2000C7 @ 1.72vdimm
GFX: EVGA 8400GS
PSU: Corsair HX1000
Pot: K|ngp|n F1EE

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Had a 5600MHz Super Pi 1M but the image is lost among one of my flash drives. Fun board and I can't wait to play with it on Gulftown :supz:
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Re: Gigabyte X58A-UD7 Motherboard Review

Postby gwolfman » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:10 pm

Thanks for the review. A bit expensive for me though! Nice to see SATA 6Gbp/s and USB3.0 though. :)
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Re: Gigabyte X58A-UD7 Motherboard Review

Postby FZ1 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:12 pm

Nice board...I guess all the copper in there really ups the price.
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Re: Gigabyte X58A-UD7 Motherboard Review

Postby Gomeler » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:51 pm

gwolfman wrote:Thanks for the review. A bit expensive for me though! Nice to see SATA 6Gbp/s and USB3.0 though. :)


Yup, a bit expensive but flagship boards tend to be. Wouldn't mind seeing it priced closer to $300 though with the same features.

FZ1 wrote:Nice board...I guess all the copper in there really ups the price.


Between the heatsinks and the PCB I don't doubt it. If I kill it LN2 benching I'd like to do a motherboard throwing contest with it. I think it'll fly true :)
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