Reviews and Problems with Gigabyte GA-EX58-EXTREME
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Gigabyte GA-EX58-EXTREME Core i7 Motherboard
5 December 2008
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
Conclusion: Gigabyte liefert mit dem GA-EX58-Extreme Motherboard eine sehr leistungsstarke Plattform. Das BIOS bietet diverse Möglichkeiten sich auszutoben und sollte die Overclockerszene zufriedenstellen können.
Summary: Sin dalle prime impressioni la scheda madre oggetto delle prove ha sfoderato tutte le caratteristiche proprie di una scheda top di gamma. A partire della confezione veramente ben curata, al bundle ricco e completo, fino alla qualità costruttiva caratterizzata dall'elevata da un eccellente PCB e...