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Old 05-01-09, 01:03 PM
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OC3D Review: Gigabyte EX58-UD5 X58 Motherboard

"Intel's latest chipset is fast becoming very popular despite it's cost. In our latest review we get to sample Gigabyte's mid range contender in the form of the EX58-UD5." - by Webbo



Gigabyte EX58-UD5 X58 Motherboard

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Old 05-01-09, 01:55 PM
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Best in class, w00t w00t! That's my board

Personally the only bug I've found is the CPU multiplier in the F3 bios: I couldn't lower the CPU multiplier.

Oh and one question: how did you save the bios? <shame>I'm too lazy to actually read the manual</shame>
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Old 05-01-09, 02:06 PM
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We got performance figures of these vS 775 setups ? I can'`t remember.

Either way, £218 is still taking the pish imo. These are the emerging mobos that will see revisions l8r in the year, and to charge over even £200 for them is beyond.

They figuring they can price match Foxconn or summit ?

Tis a shame, cos it does appear a great mobo from the review, but I have to be honest, being as i7 doesn`t do leaps and bounds over a 775, I for one aint gonna pay over the odds to get them.
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Old 05-01-09, 02:21 PM
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Nice review webbo. I'm really liking the look of this board and the price/colour scheme may now see me acquire one in the future.
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Old 05-01-09, 02:23 PM
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Rasta, I totally agree with you and I refuse to pay that kind of money for a motherboard. Anyhoo, don't know how many of you know but there are some P55 motherboards coming out some time this year which hopefully will be around normal prices. I expect they will be similar like the P35 and the X38 for pricing strategies?
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Old 05-01-09, 02:59 PM
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Oh and one question: how did you save the bios? <shame>I'm too lazy to actually read the manual</shame>
F11 (save) and F12 (load) while in the main screen of the bios
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Old 05-01-09, 03:41 PM
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Best in class, w00t w00t! That's my board

Personally the only bug I've found is the CPU multiplier in the F3 bios: I couldn't lower the CPU multiplier.

Oh and one question: how did you save the bios? <shame>I'm too lazy to actually read the manual</shame>
As above, F11 and F12 respectively. RTFM .

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We got performance figures of these vS 775 setups ? I can'`t remember.

Either way, £218 is still taking the pish imo. These are the emerging mobos that will see revisions l8r in the year, and to charge over even £200 for them is beyond.

They figuring they can price match Foxconn or summit ?

Tis a shame, cos it does appear a great mobo from the review, but I have to be honest, being as i7 doesn`t do leaps and bounds over a 775, I for one aint gonna pay over the odds to get them.
I did a review of the P6T Deluxe and put it up against the best skt 775 had to offer.

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Nice review webbo. I'm really liking the look of this board and the price/colour scheme may now see me acquire one in the future.
Yeah they really have improved the looks now and I'm sorely tempted with this board tbh, it really is that good.

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Rasta, I totally agree with you and I refuse to pay that kind of money for a motherboard. Anyhoo, don't know how many of you know but there are some P55 motherboards coming out some time this year which hopefully will be around normal prices. I expect they will be similar like the P35 and the X38 for pricing strategies?
The price isn't that bad when you consider it's new technology, new socket etc. The Rampage Extreme II is overpriced (£300+) but £220 is not that much more than a decent skt 775 board which has been going for a few years now. I would expect to be paying £150+ for a P55 motherboard, which if rumours are true should surface around Q3.
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I did a review of the P6T Deluxe and put it up against the best skt 775 had to offer.
That the nVidia 790i w/qx9770 w/2g one ?

I would really like to see it take blows with the best x48 w/4g and even a q9450.
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Old 05-01-09, 03:58 PM
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umm i think i still take a pass on i7 till prices drop at least 25% of what it is now :P cant afford it
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That the nVidia 790i w/qx9770 w/2g one ?

I would really like to see it take blows with the best x48 w/4g and even a q9450.
It (s775) would get it's ass handed to it . Whether that would translate to value for money would depend entirely on your personal circumstances.
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