“The Gigabyte X58A-UD9 is not only massive, but its easily the most expensive board we’ve ever seen. In fact the cost of the X58A-UD9 exceeds the cost of most workstation motherboards and I find myself asking, the questions: Why? Who does Gigabyte intend to sell this board to? And…What can this board offer that a $450 board cannot? ”
Here are some more Motherboard articles from around the web:
- Mini-ITX from Intel: Intel DH57JG LGA1156 @ X-bit Labs
- Gigabyte H55N-USB3 – Big Features, Small Package @ Techgage
- Asus P6X58D-E Review @ Neoseeker
- Jetway JNC98-525E-LF Atom Motherboard @ TechwareLabs
- ASUS AT3IONT-I Deluxe Review @ OCC
- ASUS AT3IONT-I Deluxe Atom 330/nVidia ION Motherboard Review @ ThinkComputers
- Jetway MA3-880GP Socket AM3 Motherboard @ Pro-Clockers
- GIGABYTE 880GMA-UD2H AMD 880G Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews
- AMD 890GX Motherboard Roundup @ iXBT Labs
Just what goes into a $700 X58 motherboard?
If you thought the EVGA Classified SR-2 was expensive at $606 then you probably aren’t going to be impressed with the $700 Gigabyte X58A-UD9 Extreme. At least the SR-2 is a dual socket motherboard which do tend to cost significantly more than your average single socket board but the X58A-UD9 is a single socket board. It is an XL-ATX board 13.5″ x 10.3″, for reference an ATX board is 12″ x 9.6″, it sports four 16x PCIe slots as well as as three additional 16x PCIe slots running at 8x speeds along with a nice medley of peripheral ports including USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbs. [H]ard|OCP had a chance to try out this board and found the overclocking ability to be impressive, if difficult to tweak but were most impressed with the size of the board which is perfect for those setting up systems with multiple GPUs.