Wednesday, May 12th 2010

GIGABYTE Unleashes GA-X58A-UD9, Unlocks Monster Performance

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and computing hardware solutions is proud to unleash their latest monster performance GA-X58A-UD9 motherboard, featuring a revolutionary new 24 phase Unlocked Power design, 4-way graphics support including NVIDIA SLI and ATI CrossFireX, as well as a host of unique GIGABYTE features such as 333 Onboard Acceleration and On/Off Charge.

"GIGABYTE set out to completely redefine what is possible performance and feature-wise on the X58 platform, and the GA-X58A-UD9 truly delivers on both fronts," commented Tim Handley, Deputy Director of Motherboard Marketing at GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd. "Providing the industry's highest caliber CPU power delivery with our unique 24 phase Unlocked Power design and including all of the features which set GIGABYTE motherboards apart from the competition, the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9 fits into a whole new first class category all its own."

GIGABYTE Unlocked Power
Power is the key to unlocking "True" performance, and nowhere is this more evident than with the unique power delivery system specially designed and engineered for the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9. Featuring the proprietary GIGABYTE Unlocked Power technology with all new 24 phase design, the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9 provides maximum power delivery for Intel's latest 1366 socket CPUs including the new Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition (6 core) CPUs as well as upcoming extreme performance CPUs from Intel, ensuring utmost system stability and overclockability.

Innovative Dual Power Switching Design
GIGABYTE Unlocked Power also delivers better durability and longer component lifespan due to the industry's first Dual Power Switching design. When Dual Power Switching is activated, 2 sets of 12 power phases operate in tandem, automatically turning on one set of 12 phases and powering down the other 12, allowing the non active set to rest. By sharing the power workload between 2 sets of power phases, GIGABYTE Dual Power Switching effectively doubles the lifespan of the power phases. Additionally, GIGABYTE Unlocked Power features built-in Auto Failure Protection, so if one power phase is damaged or fails, the motherboard will automatically disable its group of 12 phases, allowing it to still operate using the other set of twelve, unlike a traditional motherboard which would be unable to boot.

Maximum CPU Power Delivery
When CPU loading requires more than 12 phases to be active, GIGABYTE Dual Power Switching temporarily suspends, and the full 24 power phases are automatically unlocked, allowing for maximum power delivery. For overclockers and power users, this means the full 24 power phases can be activated to deliver the highest amount of CPU power currently available on any desktop motherboard.

4-Way Graphics Support and GIGABYTE 333 Onboard Acceleration
Based on Intel's highest end X58 chipset, the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9 offers a wide range of premium features tailor-made for PC enthusiasts who believe more is never enough. For those wanting to build the ultimate graphics monster machine, the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9 delivers with support for 4-way PCI Express 2.0 graphics (x16) for both ATI CrossFireX and Nvidia SLI technologies. The GA-X58A-UD9 also provides the latest in data transfer and storage capabilities with support for GIGABYTE 333 Onboard Acceleration technologies including SuperSpeed USB 3.0, SATA 6Gbps support, including RAID 0 support for up to 4 times faster data transfer than the previous generation SATA II and GIGABYTE 3X USB power.

Unique GIGABYTE Technologies
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9 motherboards also leverage the success of GIGABYTE's uniquely developed technologies including the GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 design, which features 2x the amount of copper of a traditional PCB design, as well as the innovative Smart6 PC management tools, On/Off Charge with 3x USB Power for quick anytime iPhone and iPad charging, Dynamic Energy Saver 2 power saving utilities, and DualBIOS technologies. Of course overclocking is where the GA-X58A-UD9 truly shines, with features designed for and by world-class overclockers including overvoltage controller ICs, real-time onboard Debug and System Alert LEDs and enough overclocking BIOS settings to push your hardware to its limits.

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63 Comments on GIGABYTE Unleashes GA-X58A-UD9, Unlocks Monster Performance

#1
[I.R.A]_FBi
iJizz, too bad i don't have a i7 ...
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#2
xaira
2x 8pin eps 12v connectors, gigabyte have you ever heard of overkill

silly gigabyte tricks are for kids
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#3
TheLostSwede
It's very similar to EVGA's high-end model and will most likely end up costing nearly as much.
On the upside it does have USB 3.0, SATA 6Gbps and combo eSATA/USB ports, something you don't get on EVGA's insanely expensive board.
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#4
(FIH) The Don
in denmark that fucker will cost 600£ or so:eek:

but i DO WANT!!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D

+ its already placed itself on top at the top oc'ers in the world afaik
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#5
cool_recep
Remove IDE, Floppy, COM and Parallel ports. And then remove those settings from BIOS too, will be much better.

A Mobo that does not have a PCI slot but a floppy...
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#7
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
Good lord Gb, enough. i get annoyed when companies do this. here is are flagship ud5, oh wait, no its a ud7! haha psych! it really a ud9, oh no here comes the ud21

Edit:

Also, wth were they thinking, calling this their "high end board" with a ide and a floppy! their "flagship" board with legacy connectors. lols.
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#8
Delta6326
uhmm...... sweet can't use my tv tuner but hey i can put my supper old floppy in sweet!:rolleyes:
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#9
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Why are you complaining about floppy? It's pretty useless, but it's not like they force you to use it.
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#10
(FIH) The Don
people who buys this board isn gonna use it for HTPC or to listen to music :slap:

its for overclockers and benchmarkers imo

if you buy this for the home theater thing, then you're just plain stupid imo

so stop whining about what slots its got,
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#11
erocker
by: (FIH) The Don
people who buys this board isn gonna use it for HTPC or to listen to music :slap:

its for overclockers and benchmarkers imo

if you buy this for the home theater thing, then you're just plain stupid imo

so stop whining about what slots its got,
Meh, it could still use a PCI slot, especially for something like a wifi card.. 6 full length PCI-E slots is plenty.
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#12
Black Haru
by: cool_recep
Remove IDE, Floppy, COM and Parallel ports. And then remove those settings from BIOS too, will be much better.

A Mobo that does not have a PCI slot but a floppy...
I thought PCI express was backwards compatible...
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#13
erocker
by: Black Haru
I thought PCI express was backwards compatible...
With PCI? No.
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#14
Kitkat
Thats a sexy board.

off , on topic ??
With the crosshair IV extreme coming, and all if not most of these features COVERED by it and then some. I hope they make a 890FXA-UD9. Cause.... for the price of the 890FA-UD7 and clocks like Crosshair IV Formula, The Crosshair IV Formula has more features than UD7 at its price. Crosshair IV Extreme will smoke them both in features and clocks fully loaded. We already know 275-300 USD max (not more than Maximus or Rampage extremes. Moving on things like 4x 16X, DDR3 2000+ optimization, and massive electrical support (which we know they can do gigabytes most famous for that.. and being blue lol) alone like Crosshair IV Extreme Would be enough to move on it. IT dosnt need a lucid chip or other gimics just the stuff extremist look for. The only legup on the UD7 to Crosshair IV Formula is dual LAN and a "water block" and a higher price lol
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#15
CharlO
Man, dual LAN Rocks.

And the one with PCI/PCIe havent you ever opened your case? How did you get here? Ooohh I get it, sarcasm.
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#16
Jizzler
Not forced to use those items (ide/floppy/ps2), but sure makes it hard to fork over "flagship money" for a board with them, especially when I've seen earlier Gigabyte boards that have:

- No floppy
- PS/2 x 1, USB x 2, instead of PS/2 x 2.

Now the newest board has it all? What year is this, 2000? PHHHHHHHFFFFFFFFFFTTTTTTTT! At least I could utilize the IDE port with a flash DOM.

Anyhoo... kudos on the x16 x 7.
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#17
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
Loving that 4-pin molex above the PCIe slots for added power /sarcasm

It looked like poop when it was wired up on my DFI Ultra D, its still gonna look like poop here. Can't they come up with a cleaner way to power it?
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#18
buggalugs
They just listed in stock for $639 in Australia, but doesnt interest me.
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#20
Breit
fwiw it's a damn ugly board!
where in the world got they the idea that all these blue/turquoise components will ever look good?
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#21
Makaveli
Lmao I want more detail on "Unlocks Monster Performance"

If this can get a D0 chip to above 4.5+Ghz then I will believe it.

If not it will be the same as any other highend X58 board.
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#22
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
the design idea was overkill i swear. of the two moles connectors onboard one is blocked by the ridiculous chipset cooler. IDE/floppy are useless however we leave out PCI which can be used for power reg cards. sweet. ridiculous cooler thing is large enough to cool fermi passively 24 phases makes no difference if the 24 phases are half the size of the original 12 phases which is already just splitting the original 6 phase design. 2 EPS connectors just made every single PSU bought useless without adapters or dual psu's. i can almost garuntee that the socket/cpu will become one long before this board can peak the wattage supplied by the single EPS connector.

now with my rant done yes i understand who this board is aimed at however the 4 people that will get it from GB do not represent the people who will purchase this board. the thousands of nerds who play WOW and build there own super computers to handle the massive load it puts on a netbook will buy this and fermi cards it wont get overclocked and all the stupid things its missing and bitch. no pci means no to alot of addon cards tuners/sound cards/agia physx.

its a stupidly setup board with slots that will never get used. dual 8 pin should be reserved for server boards, throw away that stupid huge ass cooler thing and put in a sound card that is worth a damn. oh and why would you put the power button in the top right of the freaking board?
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#23
_JP_
Interesting idea for a board...
But pretty much overkill...

People, don't whine about the IDE port, use a bi-directional IDE to SATA converter and be done with it... :shadedshu

Now what's with the 7 PCI-e?? 7 way Crossfire/SLI with HD 5670/ GTX 9800?? :confused:
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#24
Makaveli
The extra PCI-e slots can be used for other things than Videocards!

Think Tv Tuners, Soundcards, SATA controllers etc.
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#25
epicfail
by: Makaveli
The extra PCI-e slots can be used for other things than Videocards!

Think Tv Tuners, Soundcards, SATA controllers etc.
Exactly on my old computer i had one for network card, one for soundcard and one for vid card, this one only has sound card and vid card.
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