Gigabyte X58A-OC Sub Zero Review

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Gigabyte X58A-OC Sub Zero Review

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We've often said that as great as a processor is, your money is usually better spent of a good GPU if you plan on gaming. A great GPU can overcome even a lowly processor, whereas the opposite isn't really true.

With 5.4 GHz of Hexcore goodness powering our GTX560Ti, we end up with a score pretty much identical to that we obtained on our 4GHz i7-950. The rest of the Intels power is just generating heat and sitting twiddling its thumbs.

Gigabyte X58A-OC Sub Zero Review 

Can we go lower? Of course we can. How about an ATI HD5500? So low on power that it's passively cooled. So there definitely is a balance between having a mental CPU and having a good GPU.

Gigabyte X58A-OC Sub Zero Review

Finally there is a reason that so much validation is necessary when going for extremely high clocks. Sometimes things don't quite report back correctly. However this is a nice little tombstone for our Core i7-980X which died during the making of the review. 73 GHz everybody :)

Gigabyte X58A-OC Sub Zero Review

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Most Recent Comments

27-06-2011, 09:12:53

Brilliant review, I enjoyed watching all the vids and following all the updates on FB. Also refreshing to see a review done in a different way, was a good break from the norm.

The Board is not only a looker but also a performance beast and if I was going x58 i'd definitely be tempted to buy it. Quote

27-06-2011, 09:35:15

TTL has got his bounce back after having his sub-zero cherry popped . There has to be a way to credit dugdiamond with the 980X coffin model image in the written review and maybe add in the description on youtube.Quote

27-06-2011, 09:39:27

Originally Posted by jonowee View Post

... There has to be a way to credit dugdiamond with the 980X coffin model image in the written review and maybe add in the description on youtube.
the thanks and member's acknowledgements is enough is for me. cheers peeps Quote

27-06-2011, 16:15:39

73Ghz WHAAA!!

Bloody hell... Quote

28-06-2011, 09:01:30

the gold and performance awards are nothing, the big cheesey ttl grin award is priceless Quote

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