Gigabyte GA-EX58-Extreme Motherboard Review
Patrick "MACMAC" MacMillan
PC Perspective have posted a review of the Gigabyte GA-EX58-Extreme motherboard, which is an enthusiast-oriented Intel X58-based LGA1366 motherboard.
Here's what they had to say:
"We'd like to thank our friends at Gigabyte for providing the GA-EX58-Extreme motherboard for our review today. This high-end motherboard is intricately designed for extreme overclockers as its name states, but I think other intermediate PC enthusiasts can also take advantage of a lot of its overclocking and power features. It might have a harder time competing with the newer LGA 1156 platform because of its price point, but the LGA 1366 still has a lot of life left in it for graphic design professionals, video production studio workstations, and other users who depend on their CPU to run multi-threaded applications and programs at the most optimum performance it can.
For its custom cooling solution, intricate BIOS, and outstanding overclocking capabilities, we award the Gigabyte GA-EX58-Extreme our PC Perspective Gold Award."
This is a terrific motherboard, it's fast, fully featured, it overclocks well, and its stable at the limit. However, you are paying a slight premium for the high-end cooling system. Therefore, I recommend that you instead purchase the EX58-UD5, which is effectively the same motherboard as the Extreme, but without the waterblock + fin doodad.
Click here to read the full review.
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