Gigabyte Launches X58A-OC Motherboard Aimed at Extreme Overclockers

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arkarkwin

X58! Correct me if I am wrong but with SandyBridge on horizon, who's going to get X58 board unless he/she plans to live in a cave for next 3 years. 

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SilverSurferNHS

Sorry to inform you, but X58 is still the leading platform in just about any benchmarking circle. This is because they have a dedicated platform for both enthusiasts and extreme overclockers that the SB platform doesnt have yet and is missing a couple of potent techs that x58 exploited.

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arkarkwin

Thanks for the info but isn't the sandybridge 1055 platform is a lot faster than mid range i7 9xx series. I am confuse because I was gonna get a sabertooth to pair with my aging i7 920 but after reading about sandybridge 1055 and 2100 (although both of them are not available yet). I thought i should hang on a while and get 1055 with a chip. Sure I will spend a bit more but I'll be future proof. I didn't think manufracture are still making new X58 mobo. 

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SilverSurferNHS

 

You must mean 1155 and 2011 chipsets - 1155 is current and 2011 promises to deliver the true enthusiast and extreme platforms for SB. If your going mainstream, go SB and as well if you game (still mainstream), go SB, its just better bang 4 buck - if you benchmark for benhcmarking sake go x58, it just doesnt make much sense to go back to x58 if your just gonna go for mainstream, because you'll waste money. But thats what this board is about (overclocking/benching) - much like the rampage boards. SB delivers most of the performance of x58 at a cheaper price but cuts (or replaces if ya want to look at it that way) some tech out while doing so. If your going sabertooth and i7 920 - you might as well jump into sb (i take thtat back because you said you already have an x58 920 based system, so swapping out the mobo isn't going to change your performance much, if at all), because sb will be faster for you at the same price, but not for those who invested in the best while x58 was booming.

 

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arkarkwin

Sorry, I meant 1155, thanks. It just my upgrade circle is up and I was thinking about a new board to support CFW mode. I got my X58 setup in 08 Dec or 09 Jan, and I had to get the cheapest board I could get my hand on so it didn't have SLI/CFW. I am a gamer, and outside of it, I encode multi media files. I am on budget so I need to make every penny count. The whole SB setup is going to cost me at least 200-300 more than swapping a mobo but I can count on Newegg for 12 months financing. A new X58 is going to be cheap but I am not going to stick around with 920 forever. Beside if I want anything new in next year or two, I'll be lock with X58. I might as well as go with AMD since I am planning for CFW. I read a promising news against Intel in Engadget. But of course, it still needs to be confirm by independent soucre like MPC.   

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