Excerpt: GIGABYTE has released a number of X58 based motherboards since the chipset made its appearance in 2008. While they don’t have the most X58 boards out there, they do offer some of the best. GIGABYTE first released the GA-X58A-UD3R (Rev.
Conclusion: We must say that the 1366 platform had little to offer to an average buyer, as the 1156 offers just a tad slower performance for a lower price. Multi GPU configurations and workstations with high memory requirements were practically the only ones that really needed the 1366.
Conclusion: While Gigabyte has an enviable track record for producing superlative micro-ATX and budget motherboards, in our experience, it hasn’t quite enjoyed the same level of success in the mid-range and high-end of the market in recent years.
Conclusion: When we think of affordable motherboards we tend to think of motherboards that do not have the performance of their higher end, more expensive siblings. In some cases we would be correct, in the case of the Gigabyte X58A-UD3R motherboard we were totally wrong.