Gigabyte Readies EX58-EXTREME Successor..the GA-X58A-UD7, USB 3.0 And SATA 6.0Gb/s..

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  1. DiGiTaL MoNkEY

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    http://www.tweaktown.com/news/13369...igabyte_ex_58_extreme2_motherboard/index.html

    And for the mainstream too...P55..

    Gigabyte Unveils P55A Family with 333 Onboard Acceleration Features

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    So USB 3.0 is starting to become mainstream? I didn't realise it was ready for manufacturers yet!
     
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    Yep its ready, but intel isn't putting it in their chipset yet :(

    Already need a couple P55 boards show up in stores with SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3.0 support :D
     
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    Anything good use USB 3.0 yet? :lol:
     
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    Wow

    goddamn... hardware are the worst :Paranoid:

    they are evolving in a blink of an eye
     
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    Acutally i don't believe i've seen any devices. But i guess if you were buying a motherboard now, you might as get one with such support.
     
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    why?! why must they make that wc block aluminum?!?!
     
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    They use it in the motherboard pcb instead :D ehehe.
     
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    What was it made out of on the first EX58-Extreme?

    It's quite a poor oversight from Gigabyte's designers.
     
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    It's there as a demo of the Copper waterblock we are going to add.


    Bloody nice board and the 4th PCI-e slot now puts it firmly up EVGA and the likes high-end stuff.
     
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    Doesn't look so good for multiple graphics cards (considering most are dual-slot), despite having four slots.
    I don't really know what they were thinking there.
     
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    Tempted to do a P55 build for a new system and noticed these were listed on pccasegears website yesterday. Not too sure which board would be the best. I can't see alot of differences between them apart from a few small things here and there.

    So many boards to choose from :lol:

    Now to wait for SSD's with 6Gb/s support. Mmmmmm
     
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    To bad its 1156 so 4 GFx cards is useless.
     
  14. Team.AU

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    hehe its x58 (1366) not p55...

    im looking forward to this board, i am SLIGHTLY disapointed we are going to have to use 3 pcie extenders to run 4 gpus in this board, but it should be fast...
     
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    My bad i saw the chart below and all of those were P55, the thread title of X58 probably should have been a dead giveaway hahaha. But yeah good point, about the spacing, but to have 4 PCIE with double slots it has to be eATX no?
     
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    basically yeah, but i think the best thing to do is space the first 3 slots normally, then put the 4th slot next to the 3rd slot.. this way if you want a 4th gpu you just run 1 extender cable...

    but in saying that, this board looks really nice and i look forward to its sata3 greatly :)
     
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    when will this board be out? i7 920 + this board + falcon 128gb ssd + 3x hd5850's = ftmfw!

    one question i have... a current model external hdd (WD Mybook 1tb) is still going to limit data transfer no higher than usb 2.0 correct? will need to buy a new external drive :(
     
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    As an EX58-EXTREME owner, I'd just like to say


    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
     
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    It's perfect for single slot watercooled cards though, which would be right up the alley of the target market for this board.
     
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    This is something that has been troubling me greatly about high-end boards lately. I have come to the opinion that ATX as a form factor for 'Enthusiast' level boards is now simply unworkable.

    My main problem that is once I get two decent cards with dual-slot coolers on them into such a machine, I have lost too many slots. I might have a single PCI slot & a PCIe x1 slot available. There might be an extra PCIe slot available but the clearance is impinged by the chipset & cooling solution for many cards.

    By the time I get a PCI wireless card in & a PCIe TV tuner in the box, there is ZERO expandability. Not all of us want to watercool - myself included - or even to use PCIe expanders. Too much hassle, too much work, too much expense.

    Make the mobo around 2 slots wider, and give the first two "long" slots (x16 physical, possibly only 8x electrical) 2 physical slot spaces. Don't put slots underneath them.

    I realise that this means new cases, a new mobo form factor plus a number of other issues, but with dual video cards becoming more and more mainstream I think it is becoming essential. Otherwise I am going to need two machines to do the things I want to do. In fact I am already at the point of running two machines - one as a normal desktop box with TV tuner, RAID card etc, and another for pure gaming with dual cards.
     

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