Conclusion: Final Thoughts The whole point of this review was to show that there is still life in the X58 chipset and socket 1366 in general and we believe that we clearly showed that. A lot of consumers are moving over to Sandybridge as they feel that 1366 is dying, but we’ve shown that it is still a big hit,...
Pros: Fantastic overclocking potential, Great stability, USB 3.0, Plenty of expansion slots, SLI support, CrossFireX support, Accepts fast memory, Accepts dual and tri channel memory
Cons: Name suggests more USB 3.0 ports would be present, Colour scheme is not to everybody’s taste, No SATA 6GB/s
Excerpt: With both LGA1156 and AM3 scheduled for termination sooner rather than later, there’s only one safe harbor that will carry you through this year: LGA1366. Fortunately, it’s no longer a major financial stretch to get into Intel’s enthusiast socket.
Pros: Good slot layout; beefy heatsinks; low price.
Excerpt: GIGABYTE has a long standing reputation in the enthusiast community as a top tier manufacturer. While GIGABYTE is among the top enthusiast motherboards, not all of their boards are aimed at the folk’s that are budget-less.
Summary: We have seen a resurgence in the number of X58 chipset motherboards with the release of the 980X, the Core i7 970 and the release of USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gb/second drives and chips to support those drives types.
Conclusion: One of the cheapest X58 boards around CrossFireX and SLI support Decent overclocking potential Relative excellence of X58A UD3R v2.0 puts this in the shade The Gigabyte X58 USB3 is currently available on pre-order from Scan.co.uk for £137.67 .
Summary: В серии тестовых испытаний плата показала впечатляющие результаты — чего и следовало ожидать от платформы, предназначенной для самых передовых на сегодняшний день решений, доступных индивидуальным пользователям.
Pros: Добротная схемотехника, высокие тестовые показатели, богатая фирменная функциональность, присутствие интерфейса USB 3.0.
Cons: Отказ испытанного экземпляра взаимодействовать с тестовым накопителем USB 3.0.