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    Default Re: GIGABYTE Launches X58A-OC: Worlds First Overclocking Motherboard

    Quote Originally Posted by Chike View Post
    the X58 is not targeted at those that are short of money. I can only imagine it's a pure business decision.
    People tend to conveniently forget that.

    As for Sandy Bridge beating this and that, since many of us dont play the benchmark game I see no reason to "dump" a current 1366 i7-900 series processor system in favor of a Sandy Bridge system. even when you consider upgrading system.

    I for one will wait and see what replaces the 1366 chipset before considering an upgrade. And this is coming from person who absolutely loves what that i7-2600K chip can do.

    Anyways back to the X58A-OC - if that board is going to be under $300 bucks I might consider replacing my X58A-UD5 with it.

    BTW they could have did a better job with the color scheme.... black & orange?????
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    The best way to go would be to buy second hand/used x58,x58 is a dead end platform now,and why would you buy new? Or why go from x58 to p67 when socket 2011 is on the horizon? Some pretty good prices on used x58 components atm
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    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    I've seen most of those on the X58A-OC. What I haven't seen is a price listing for the X58A-OC board. Judge-dredd stated a price of 280 bucks which seems extremely low for this board. That's the link I was asking about. Where the link that lists a price for the board?

    Thanks.
    This is the link he maybe meant to give you? If not he should have, this is an interview by our Admin here Mr.Tweak (Cameron), HiCookie who designed the board, and Colin the Technical Marketing Manager.
    GIGABYTE's X58A-OC motherboard gets full introduction on video :: TweakTown USA Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho101 View Post
    It is a nice board indeed.

    Sorry to keep being negative every time a new product is released, but I am wondering one thing. Why are Gigabyte continuing to concentrate so hard on X58 boards? Sandy Bridge beats even a 6 core Gulftown into a bloody pulp in most cases, performance wise and overclocking would be no different.

    I'd like to see some P67 boards with this kind of OC consideration. It's the same with the Killer series just released being X58 based too. At the moment, the smart money should be going on Sandy Bridge, even with the current chipset flaw (which will be dealt with swiftly by all accounts).
    Here is why, explained by Tim Handley the Director of Motherboard Marketing
    GIGABYTE Tech Daily: Why the X58 platform rather than the P67 for G1-Killer motherboards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    This is the link he maybe meant to give you? If not he should have, this is an interview by our Admin here Mr.Tweak (Cameron), HiCookie who designed the board, and Colin the Technical Marketing Manager.
    GIGABYTE's X58A-OC motherboard gets full introduction on video :: TweakTown USA Edition

    Thanks. That's exactly what I was looking for. And the video had a great deal of info as well.

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    No, people don't tend to forget anything, they don't mention it as it's pretty much a given. I'm fully aware there are people with vast swathes of cash, and if they want to buy one of these boards that's fine. I'm talking purely from a mainstream enthusiast perspective.

    Having to dump an i7 system for Sandy Bridge has nothing to do with it. If someone already has such a system, unless they want to move to 3 way SLI or 4 way Crossfire, why bother buying a brand new board for a tech that's going to be replaced in a matter of months? Assuming that someone would advocate moving FROM an X58 TO SandyBridge is like assuming someone's ill educated in thinking that general performance will be much better. However, people have done it. Look on fleabay, there are many more X58 boards and 1366 socket CPUs that before the launch of 1155. Just because I wouldn't recommend it and some may think it illogical, doesn't mean it doesn't happen.

    Same with boards like this. Just because it looks to be pretty much irrelevant in terms of what's just around the corner, doesn't mean someone won't buy one. I've read the article posted on blogspot and am still left wondering what 6 core and gaming have in common..... Enthusiast benchmarker, sure, Over clocker, sure, but gaming with a 6 core is exactly the same as with a quad, there's no difference. Even with 4 cards in Crossfire, all those cores won't be used.

    It's not a bad product, it will probably sell to the top end enthusiast, despite the extremely cheezy "Lets stick gun stuff on it" styling, but for gaming, it's pretty much not needed. You'll get more performance from a P67-UD7 and multi GPU's than a 6 core Gulftown. Even a 980X at 4.2GHz won't out perform a 2500K at 4.8GHz. Any more than 2 GPU's and you become extremely CPU limited generally. 4 cores at 4.8 > 6 cores at 4.2, until devs get the hang of true multi threading.

    Undue criticism can be a bad thing, however so can an eagerness to suck up every "new" thing that a company produces". The marketing may talk a good case, but unless you have a pile of cash burning a hole in your pocket, don't just read the marketing. It's part of the marketing machine's never ending circle of pushing current tech right up until the second it's replaced, then dropping it (in terms of new products, adverrtising etc) like a hot potato. It's in Gigabytes interests to create shiny new things for people to look at and want. It may even boost sales of their lower end boards if people like it, see the Gigabyte brand and don't have the money to buy it. Creating interest sells boards. Selling boards sells CPU's, selling boards and CPU's sells RAM etc etc.
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    OK,

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE Launches X58A-OC: Worlds First Overclocking Motherboard

    Some pics of the final board revision have been posted!



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    psyco- i think the thing is that you don't see any SB chip above 6ghz, and well 980x can do over 6ghz pretty easily on LN2, its a board i guess just for extreme OCers, or just people looking to get into the OC game and extreme cooling. I do agree that timing is kinda off, but hey at least its a mature platform. I am personally really excited for this board, probably the most i have ever been for any board, just because its so cool lol but hey that is my opinion.

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    Hey Lsdmasap, since I can't see any physical differences between the revisions (other than the last SATA port color going from white to gray), can you tell me what they are?

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