Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9: a new flagship for overclocking processors LGA 136604.06.2019
The lack of new models of processors LGA 1366 (six-core Core i7-980X Extreme Edition is no longer considered a novelty) does not mean that release new motherboards based on chipset Intel X58 does not make sense. You can even improve a very good product. Obviously, in a similar way to reason and the company Gigabyte, unveiled this week a new motherboard GA-X58A-UD9 based on the Intel X58 chipset.
New contains a number of original technical solutions. For example, collected from the two blocks 12 of the processor subsystem power phase can both utilize all 24 phases in the peak periods, and alternately disable phase half to extend the life of power cells. In the event of failure of one of the "halves" of the power subsystem motherboard will continue to work on the second. Apparently, this principle redundancy engineers Gigabyte assembled in military equipment.
Seven PCI Express x16 slots are combined with two chips nForce 200 SLI, which allows the motherboard to support both 4-Way SLI technology, and the technology CrossFire X. Four odd slots are ready to work in the PCI Express x16 mode, the even slots content PCI Express x8 mode. However, if you install the graphics card at the same time in an even and odd slots, both of them will work in PCI Express x8 mode. For configurations with four pick graphics Gigabyte advises system block having ten expansion slots.
A solid cooling system uses not only the heat pipes, but also provided with an integrated water block. The motherboard implements all relevant interfaces, including two SATA-600 ports and two USB 3.0 ports, two USB port combined with eSATA ports and two IEEE 1394a. USB 3.0 ports do not work only with a current sufficient to charge the iPhone and iPad, but also can harbor these devices when your computer is off. Dual BIOS eliminates the problems with flashing the firmware. The cost of motherboard GA-X58A-UD9 is not specified, but it will definitely be higher than $ 349.