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Blogs Gigabyte talks up its X58A-UD9, justifies the $699 price tag

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 2 Jun 2010.

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  2. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Gigabyte India just sent my friends a sample of the UD9 and there is literally no board that does LN2 runs like this monster does, straight out of the box. The Classified E760 is finicky and requires a degree in jiggery-pokery to get real scores (which can be rewarding too). The UD9 just jumps straight to max clocks and stays there.

    Yes, it's ridiculously expensive, but it got HWBot top 20 ranks for most dual-GPU runs which makes it worth the price to the folks that are going to buy it.
     
  3. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    I'm waiting to see the first thread in the "Hardware"-section of the forums where someone just /WANTS/ this board in his new $2000 gaming rig. Also the line "I want to have future-proof and reliable motherboard" just popped into my head.

    Sick board, 90% tech demo, just about all will be sponsored hardware to overclockers/competitions, maybe a few also sold.
     
  4. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    Quick, someone buy one and force Gigabyte to throw engineers at UEFI.

    I mean, seriously, what in the world...? Customized BIOS?
     
  5. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Holy Sh!t

    Said in the voice of **UT Announcer**
     
  6. Unknownsock

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    To be fair, if theres a markey why not make and sell a motherboard of this price range. Yea its complete OTT for 99.99999% of people, but its always good to see manufacturers look after more than just the mainstream.
     
  7. BlackMage23

    BlackMage23 RPG Loving Freak

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    Yeah, at that price I'd want the option of BIOS or UEFI.
     
  8. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    What's the warranty like?
     
  9. mjm25

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    It's so ultra durable you don't need a warranty!

    ...I'll get my coat.
     
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    Gigabyte boards get a warranty in years that relate to their UD classification: UD3 = 3 years, UD7 = 7 years. I haven't asked exactly about this in a while, but I would imagine UD9 = 9 years. Gigabyte claims its RMA rate is half the average across Taiwanese vendors though.
     
  11. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Hardly matters if it's a year or twenty, it's going to be obsolete next year ;) Also "Warranty void if overclocked" would be a funny little trick with this board...
     
  12. TomH

    TomH And like that... he was gone.

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    All very Ferrari FXX isn't it.. Pay a fortune, but you get access to Engineers.

    I actually clapped eyes on one of these at Channel Expo in London and hassled the Gigabyte sales rep into putting my name down for a free one if they didn't sell - doesn't sound good for me now! :lol:

    It is an absolute beast to behold though. From what the Engineer told me back then, it sounded like it'll over-clock like a peach and from the comments in the thread (particularly the first one) I believe they'll get there.

    But still, Aston One-77, Bughatti Veyron, Ferrari FXX, Gigabyte UD9. :)
     
  13. BlackMage23

    BlackMage23 RPG Loving Freak

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    You left out the Mclaren F1 :)
     
  14. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    McLaren F1 is an awesome car by far.

    But it's place in terms of looks got booted off my mind's pedestal by the Reventon.

    Then again, both companies don't offer you a chance to throw engineers.
     
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    Thank you for that mental image.
     
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    The McLaren F1 is not meant to look good. It's meant to go fast around a circuit. Looking good is a byproduct.
     
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    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    logan'srun following the footsteps of giants

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    700 bucks and you still get the hideous baby blue and white color scheme? Seriously?
     
  19. Gradius

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    Wrong!

    The capacitors are still rated 50K hours, or 6 years at best (24/7/365).
     
  20. Gradius

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    I careless about the color, no doubt this MB is a monster, I might get one.
     

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