Excerpt: With all the media attention focused around Intel's release of their new i5 and i7 processors and LGA 1156 socket, many consumers and tech editors like myself have had to put older LGA 1366 offerings on the back burner so we could properly cover the newest Intel CPUs and platform.
Conclusion: So what does $70 extra gets you? For $70 extra, the Gigabyte X58-Extreme board gets you two extra SATA ports, one additional network port, and the large chipset heatsink with the ability to watercool the system. Is it worth the $70 extra?
Summary: Obviously, the GIGABYTE EX58-Extreme makes for a fantastic gaming rig if given a proper video card (or two, or three). It does its best work when coupled with at least a
(216 Core) or
which are arguably the two best choices on a budget or not.
Pros: Extreme water & optional Heat Pipe cooling, Full triple CrossfireX and SLI support, Good layout, configuration, and design, Plenty of expansion, Aggressive Dual BIOS & Recovery, Excellent overclocking potential, Power, reset, & CMOS clear buttons, Premium performance
Cons: Premium price for premium performance, Theme would be great matching DIMM slots
Conclusion: Whenever a new hardware platform launches, I feel that manufacturers owe it to consumers to educate them on the changes. To this extent, Gigabyte does only offers a few tiny bullet points of information pertaining to QPI, and 3-channel memory.
Pros: Outstanding BIOS - designed for overclockers!, Hyrbid Silent-Pipe 2 component improves X58 thermal cooling, Advanced Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced offers VRD 11.1 ultra-low power state, Triple PCI-Express 2.0 compliant graphics slots, BIOS updates are made safe with dual-BIOS, Japanese-manufactur...
Cons: Expensive motherboard solution, Complicated BIOS is not for novice overclockers, Kit does not include SLI bridge component, Lacks Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) onboard support, Independent core multipliers are not available, Turbo Boost not available when overclocking
Summary: If we set aside the current economic climate, the great and continued success of Intel’s Core 2 Duo/Quad, and the likelihood that few, if any games and programmes will be fully optimized to use all 8 threads of the Intel Core i7 920, then the Gigabyte GA EX-58 Extreme is an excellent motherboard.
Pros: - Excellent performance, - Support for Intel's new Core i7 Processors, - Support new Tri-Channel memory, - New LGA socket 1366, - Excellent overclocking potential, - Feature Rich, - Power saving green credentials, - Tri SLI and CrossFire
Cons: - PRICE ... It's extremely expensive, - As with many new products there will be a price premium, - Not your usual upgrade ... ie you'll need a new processor, new ram and new cooling
Excerpt: Supplier: GIGABYTE Brand: GIGABYTE Website: www.gigabyte.com.tw RRP: TBA Star Rating: 5/5 Review By: Neo Sibeko | NAG Magazine (January 2009) SINCE THE LAST GIGABYTE extreme motherboard we reviewed, GIGABYTE has not only introduced an Ultra Durable 3 series, but has also introduced motherboards...
Conclusion: Wiele firm produkujących płyty główne ma w ofercie odmiany przeznaczone dla najzagorzalszych fanów podkręcania i wydajności. Choć z założenia wszelkie płyty z podstawką LGA1366 powinny spełniać te wymogi to oferta płyt dla procesorów Core i7 mocno się różni.
Pros: Bardzo dużo złącz, Doskonała jakość wykonania, Bardzo rozbudowany BIOS, Przemyślane rozwiązania