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Gigabyte Officially Intros X58A-OC Motherboard

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GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and other computing hardware solutions today announced the launch of the world’s first motherboard designed from the ground up for extreme overclockers, the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-OC. Its overclocking specific performance design defines a whole new category of enthusiast focused motherboards that introduces never-seen-before tweaking and insulating features.

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Love the theme to this board & the unessential bloat removed.

Yummy.
 

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Loving the color scheme! Very fresh looking. Red/Black and Blue/Black are a bit of a norm already.
 

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Are you serious? PS/2 ports??? No one even uses that anymore... Everything else looks like what all other OC motherboards have nothing special here but the design of the MB itself.
 

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Are you serious? PS/2 ports??? No one even uses that anymore... Everything else looks like what all other OC motherboards have nothing special here but the design of the MB itself.
Actually a lot of extreme OC'ers prefer to use PS/2 as opposed to USB as less can go wrong, hence why they are present.
 
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Are you serious? PS/2 ports??? No one even uses that anymore... Everything else looks like what all other OC motherboards have nothing special here but the design of the MB itself.
You're not a competitive overclocker are you? ;)
 

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You're not a competitive overclocker are you? ;)
Given the opportunity and I would be. Even though this board is aimed at the extreme OC'ers it doesn't mean that it doesn't appeal to other enthusiast target audiences.

Bit-Tech have done a preview on the board 'ere. It explains why a lot of the bloat that we find in other high-ends m/boards have been removed.
 
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How would this compare to Sandy Bridge?
 
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Lovely :)
 

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Are you serious? PS/2 ports??? No one even uses that anymore... Everything else looks like what all other OC motherboards have nothing special here but the design of the MB itself.
heh fail.

I still have a ps/2 keyboard and mouse and I use it quite often. USB tends to lag on startup from what i've see while ps/2 doesn't have this issue making it an idea choice when trying to get into the bios.

Good color scheme also, but what are the atx4p1 and atx4p4 connectors to the left/right of the sata?
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also any word on pricing?
 

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It's also worth noting that the OC-PEG system is only there to provide extra power to your PCI-E sockets for three or four-way GPU configurations, and it won't power any of the hard drives that you hook up to the six SATA ports. This means that you won't have to fish out the Molex connectors from your PSU and try to navigate them all the way around your LN2 pots, making for a neater setup.
 
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yeah i dont think its meant to go inside a case. its for benching!
Even though it can, you're right, it's designed for those who don't use cases but use LN2 and test-beds.
 

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Good color scheme also, but what are the atx4p1 and atx4p4 connectors to the left/right of the sata?
SATA power connectors, for auxiliary power input. I could be wrong.
 

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Dunno - probably im wrong - but i think there is several boards in markets which already can compete this particular motherboard. 2x600W to CPU?:banghead: I can bet - Asus Rampage 3 Extreme / Evga x58 Classified3 / Evga x58 Classified 4way sli can do pretty much the same or even better.
 

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Dunno - probably im wrong - but i think there is several boards in markets which already can compete this particular motherboard. 2x600W to CPU?:banghead: I can bet - Asus Rampage 3 Extreme / Evga x58 Classified3 / Evga x58 Classified 4way sli can do pretty much the same or even better.
They can but they'll retail for a lot less money apparently...

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Gigabyte is still committed to the LGA1366 socket this year, and as the most famous extreme overclockers usually get their CPUs for free, you can expect plenty of Core i7-990Xs to fill the CPU socket. However, despite the high aspirations, the price will apparently be akin to the price of Gigabyte's current X58A-UD5, which is definitely affordable.
 

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SATA power connectors, for auxiliary power input. I could be wrong.
OC-PEG provides two onboard SATA power connectors for more stable PCIe power when using 3-way and 4-way graphics configurations. Each connector can get power from a different phase of the power supply, helping to provide a better, more stable graphics overclock. The independent power inputs for the PCIe slots helps to improve even single graphics card overclocking. For 4-way CrossFireX™, users must install OC-PEG to avoid over current in the 24pin ATX connector. The entire board also features POScaps, helping to simplify the insulation process so overclockers can quickly reach subzero readiness.


would it not be for this?
 
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Sexy much?! I love the colors and the coolers just loke great. this could go into a Half life mod case
 

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OC-PEG provides two onboard SATA power connectors for more stable PCIe power when using 3-way and 4-way graphics configurations. Each connector can get power from a different phase of the power supply, helping to provide a better, more stable graphics overclock. The independent power inputs for the PCIe slots helps to improve even single graphics card overclocking. For 4-way CrossFireX™, users must install OC-PEG to avoid over current in the 24pin ATX connector. The entire board also features POScaps, helping to simplify the insulation process so overclockers can quickly reach subzero readiness.


would it not be for this?
SATA power connectors, for auxiliary power input. I could be wrong.
That's awesome! pretty good idea I think.
 
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I find it a bit strange that people like the new colour scheme as I don't believe there is a good variety of RAM and Graphics Cards that would match the colour scheme where with the same green and black used for the G1 series motherboards there would be a good variety to choose from.

If there is one unique noticable feature on this motherboard that I like it would be that the motherboard it features a TechPowerUp power button; you can see that for yourself if you look below the RAM slots and see that it is the exact same colour too. :D
 

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I find it a bit strange that people like the new colour scheme as I don't believe there is a good variety of RAM and Graphics Cards that would match the colour scheme where with the same green and black used for the G1 series motherboards there would be a good variety to choose from.

If there is one unique noticable feature on this motherboard that I like it would be that the motherboard it features a TechPowerUp power button; you can see that for yourself if you look below the RAM slots and see that it is the exact same colour too. :D
Press it and it launches the TPU site.
 
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hahha


And Audio-out is so UN-professional overclocker... Onboard speaker is the way to go Gigabyte!

Mein Gott, is this a niche product.