We finally get some shots of Gigabyte’s upcoming overclocker-oriented board, and it’s an X58.
Some of you may remember that during CES Gigabyte first showed their G1 series of X58 boards and teased with a quick image of a products called “OC Orange”. There was a fleeting glimpse of a stunning black and orange board which was supposed to be dedicated to overclockers and system tweakers. We now finally have some official photos and additional details.
The first board in this line will be called the X58A-OC and will of course be compatible with Intel’s flagship 1366 processors. It features that same unique old school DFI-like color scheme along with a number of other interesting features. There is a collection of buttons next to the memory slots which are dubbed OC Touch and will be used to give the user quick access to the on-the-fly overclocking capabilities of the X58A-OC.
In the pictures below you can also see two SATA power connectors on the leading edge of the PCB. These can be used as additional power inputs and can be fed power by secondary power supplies. This is definitely an interesting concept to say the least.
While additional details about the X58A-OC are minimal at best, this is a board built by overclockers, for overclockers and it sure is looking good. Indeed, Gigabyte has already posted results with a 990X running at over 7Ghz.