Conclusion: While the GA-X58A-UD7 ticks many of the right boxes for a high-end Core i7 motherboard, with its excellent performance, great features and lots of overclocking potential , we also have to question some of Gigabyte’s decisions.
Summary: GIGABYTE has really outdone itself with the X58A-UD7 motherboard. They name their boards by the number of features on the board and the X58A-UD7 has the most features of any of their boards. This board supports the latest technologies including SATA 3.0 and USB 3.0.
Conclusion: Although our rating and final score are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are considered, there are often times unforeseen market...
Pros: Only X58 Motherboard with SATA-6G RAID Support, SuperSpeed USB-3.0 offers 5Gbps transfer speed, Advanced 24+2+2 Power Phase/VRD 11.1 reduces power costs, Supports ATI CrossFireX or NVIDIA SLI dual and triple video card sets, Supports 24GB of dual-channel DDR3 up to 2000MHz, BIOS offers infinite e...
Cons: Very expensive 'enthusiast' motherboard solution, Only 3GB total memory be utilized by 32-bit O/S, SATA6G/USB3 borrow from PCI-E link lanes
Summary: The X58A-UD7 is GIGABYTE\'s newest entry into the fiercely competitive LGA1366 board arena. The board packs a lot of promise, built on GIGABYTE\'s tried and true X58 based design with some nice bells and whistles added for that extra bit of appeal including USB 3.0 and SATA III features.
Conclusion: When we first saw a prototype of what was to become the X58A-UD7, it was hard not to be impressed since it had a massive 24-phase power design and support for SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3.0.
Pros: - Solid performance., - Convenient layout., - 4 mechanical PCI-E x16 slots., - 3-Way CrossFireX & 3-Way SLI capability (Quad CrossFireX also possible)., - Impressive overclocking capabilities., - Next-generation 24-phase power design., - Very good voltage regulation & output., - Surprisingly powe...
Cons: -...the northbridge cooler is oddly designed and too big., - Doesn't support four dual-slot graphics cards., - No integrated bluetooth to take full advantage of the bluetooth-based software utilities., - Memory overclocking could be a tiny bit better., - No voltage read points., - Not enough temp...
Summary: Als uns Mitte November die
Pressemiteilung über ein neues Gigabyte Board mit X58 Chipsatz erreicht
hat, konnten wir uns nicht vorstellen, dass man mit diesem Chipsatz noch
viele Verbesserungen erreichen könnte. Anscheinend haben wir uns geirrt.
Da sind noch genug Reserven vorhanden.