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Old 20-08-12, 09:51 AM
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Gigabyte X79S-UP5 and X79-UP4

Gigabyte has expanded there X79 range of motherboards. Adding the X79S-XD5 and the X79-UP4 to there line up.

Both look great, just hope they perform as well as the look.

http://uk.gigabyte.com/products/prod...px?pid=4287#ov - X79S-UD5

http://uk.gigabyte.com/products/prod...px?pid=4288#ov - X79-UP4

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Old 19-11-12, 08:16 AM
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Well, the specs seems pretty spectacular.

Seems to be firmware issues.

I have a UP4, and it is unstable in windows for some reason. Linux on a USB-stick works like a charm though, so I guess it is some kind of drive issue. The BIOS is very laggy and frustrating, a couple of times it has just plain frozen on me. No overclock or anything, running it with a Xeon E5-2643. There seems to be new BIOS in the works though, there are several beta versions.

My current setup has been running [email protected] for several days now, and the VRM-heatsink isn't even warm to the touch. Overall the board seems to run very cool. A pity the firmware isn't up to snuff though. I'm planning on running a 3930K on it and overclock as much as possible in the future.

Wish me luck
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Old 19-11-12, 09:18 AM
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Well, the specs seems pretty spectacular.

Seems to be firmware issues.

I have a UP4, and it is unstable in windows for some reason. Linux on a USB-stick works like a charm though, so I guess it is some kind of drive issue. The BIOS is very laggy and frustrating, a couple of times it has just plain frozen on me. No overclock or anything, running it with a Xeon E5-2643. There seems to be new BIOS in the works though, there are several beta versions.

My current setup has been running [email protected] for several days now, and the VRM-heatsink isn't even warm to the touch. Overall the board seems to run very cool. A pity the firmware isn't up to snuff though. I'm planning on running a 3930K on it and overclock as much as possible in the future.

Wish me luck
You should have read reviews first......
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You should have read reviews first......
Well I did actually. Got the UP4 for cheap. "How bad can it be?"-moment
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Old 19-11-12, 04:45 PM
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A cheap Asus would have been better tbf.
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Yeah, ASUS is leading on socket 2011.
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Old 19-11-12, 05:13 PM
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When I bought the motherboard, there wasn't many reviews around. The sale was a month or so ago, the board has been on a shelf until last week. The reviews I found seemed happy with it. Always a bit of a gamble buying completely new stuff, I've had similar experiences before. And Gigabyte do say on their site that the CPU I use isn't supported with any other than the latest beta bios (F3n), might be a part of the problem...

Anyway, it will be interesting how it turns out. Not a very critical build, will probably be months in the making. Trying to find a good deal on a new CPU, the Xeon will probably go back to where it belongs soon.
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The board is pretty gash. If you mention overclocking Ill laugh.

Its really not good and anyone that says its ok doesnt know what they are on about or are too scared to be honest.

Some of the reviews are utter BS. Its crap even on workstation standards.
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I hate coming back to this review... Because I may or may not have an X79S-UP5 in my system as we speak...
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Let''s hope that is a 'may not'
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