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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.

  1. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    That motherboard cost more than my whole computer (minus a couple HDDs)
     
  2. themcman1

    themcman1 is now 110% win

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  3. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    warranty != lifespan

    If it has components that will fail within 5 days and the warranty extends to 10 days, then it has to be replaced, depending on the fine print, of course.
     
  4. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    For that kind of money I'd get a good motherboard for less than half the price and use the change to buy a good SSD.
     
  5. mecblade

    mecblade 14 year old Technophile

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    u get to throw engineers? XD

    *chucks one which accidentsly flys off the cliff face*:rock:

    p.s

    could bit tech do a Gigabyte X58 UD9 vs EVGA X58 4 way classified thing?

    i want to know whos better :p

    btw the 4 way classified has 7 awards on hwbot and the UD9 has 3 -.-
     
  6. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    The UD9 has been around for less time than the E762. Also, all three of the UD9's records are for CPU-specific benchmarks, which would make it seem that they're doing something right. All the EVGA board records are for 3DMark runs. I don't think too many people have had time to do 4-way SLI with LN2 on the UD9.
     
  7. Spanky

    Spanky Active Member

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    If nothing else this is a technological step forward for the motherboard industry, other companys might want to follow suit with ultra primo boards, in the end the price will only ever come down and not go up.

    Sure is great for Joe Deep pockets but in the end this nice bits and peices are bound to be pushed further towards the mainstream market, think of it as a taste of what is to come .
     
  8. isaac12345

    isaac12345 New Member

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    Well, this board does make some sense, Nvidia's trying to promote their Tesla lineup to academic institutions and companies who would like to use GPGPU muscle for their purposes and such a motherboard would help these institutions to implement and work with such hardware. Moreover, the personalised service is a major selling point for such institutions as they would not have to wait for the next BIOS release if they come across any problems. They simply call Gigabyte up and they assign engineers to the task and the institution can get back to their business. If you think about it, Gigabyte's service is quite similar to Nvidia TWIMTBP.
     
  9. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    Gigabyte's TWIMTBT(hrown)
     
  10. isaac12345

    isaac12345 New Member

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    hrown?
     
  11. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    That's the way it's meant to be THROWN.
     
  12. TomH

    TomH And like that... he was gone.

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    I know this was posted before my last post, but I've just re-read this thread for replies - I did actually ask the Gigabyte rep in the UK and he didn't seem to think that they would be extending the warranty to 9 years for this board, citing some reason - but I'm not a journo, so I didn't write it down - sorry. :D
     
  13. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    seems to me this board is concept more than anything, surely just by making this board they are learning more about making high end products, the idea being what they learn will filter down to the line to less expensive products.

    the fact that one or two e-peensters will needlessly spend £500 so that i can have better products makes me feel all warm inside =]
     
  14. shadow

    shadow honky ponky

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  15. bw67958

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    wow!

    That's a helluva price for a mobo!
     
  16. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    LOL gonna have to ask about that then.
     

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