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Old February 9, 2009, 08:26 PM
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Default Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 X58 Motherboard Review

Hey everyone, we have just posted a review of the impressive Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 motherboard, which is certainly one of the better X58 motherboards on the market right now.

If you have any comments and questions, you can post them here here, and I will do my best to answer them

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Old February 9, 2009, 10:16 PM
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Wow that was quite the read, on a positive note even as a novice 775 overclocker the more I read the more knowledgeable I become about the i7, looking forward to the extreme version review ("hint hint").

I am sure it will be some time, but this board looks like serious contender for my I7 build.

Thanks MAC and great review,

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Old February 9, 2009, 11:15 PM
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quick thing. When i was reading about the sata ports, it says there are 6 yellow ones, but i believe those are blue.. unless im colour blind.
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Old February 10, 2009, 12:00 AM
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quick thing. When i was reading about the sata ports, it says there are 6 yellow ones, but i believe those are blue.. unless im colour blind.
Those are most definitely blue... I'm not color blind either!
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Old February 10, 2009, 05:33 AM
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Wow that was quite the read, on a positive note even as a novice 775 overclocker the more I read the more knowledgeable I become about the i7, looking forward to the extreme version review ("hint hint").
From what I gather, the Extreme version is identical to this one other than a few tacked-on bits like a chipset water block.
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Old February 10, 2009, 05:40 AM
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Another triple A review!

Its interesting to see the memory benchmarks scored higher than other X58 motherboards, wonder what type of BIOS tweaking Gigabytes got going on there.
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Old February 10, 2009, 07:03 AM
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From what I gather, the Extreme version is identical to this one other than a few tacked-on bits like a chipset water block.
Though they have slightly different bios versions.

I wonder if anyone has tried to flash the UD5 with the Extreme bios.
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Old February 10, 2009, 07:07 AM
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Personally, looking at the UD5 BIOS I really don't know what more there is to want. Maybe if you are one of those extreme overclockers who goes phase or LN2 on a regular basis you may want a more tweakable BIOS but why should regular overclockers and users pay for something they won't use?

Anyways, what I am saying here is that the two boards are so similar that reviewing the Extreme version may be done in the future but at this point, it seems so similar to the UD5 that we would basically be able to copy / paste one article into the next.

If there is demand for it though, we will bring in an Extreme version ASAP.
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Old February 10, 2009, 07:11 AM
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I agree with that SKYMTL. I had the UD5 for a while and it had a very complete bios, for sure.
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Old February 10, 2009, 07:12 AM
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Can you explain to me why you are no longer using the UD5 and have gone with the EVGA board? Something went wrong with the Gigabyte board?
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