Gigabyte EX58-UD3R X58 Motherboard

PCMark Vantage



PCMark Vantage is the latest benchmarking suite from Futuremark. Differing significantly from their 3DMark suites, PCMark performs a series of benchmarks designed to recreate and benchmark scenarios of a PC being used for everyday tasks. Vantage has a Vista only requirement as it actually relies on several different components from the OS in order to run correctly.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Results Analysis
The EX58-UD3R performed extremely well in the PCMark Vantage benchmark, finishing top in 4 out of the 6 tests. Music and memories were fantastic results putting board costing almost twice as much to shame. It's clear when looking at the results of the tests run today that the UD3R is more than capable of hanging out with the 'Big Boys' and if the results we have seen today are anything to go by those who have purchased the flagship motherboards may well be regretting their decision.
Let's head over to the conclusion where I attempt to put today's testing into perspective... 
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Most Recent Comments

05-05-2009, 08:30:17

Ham
Nice review mate.

If I were to get the inkling to go I7, this board would probably make the shortlist. Performance at a good price is always a winner.Quote

05-05-2009, 10:56:45

prosser13
Teehee £158 for "budget"...

*wanders off muttering to self about what the motherboard market has come to*Quote

05-05-2009, 14:21:49

djw746
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='prosser13'
Teehee £158 for "budget"...

*wanders off muttering to self about what the motherboard market has come to*
This isn't that outrageous for the "next" Intel board. We just got used to new 775 being in $100 range... New means long time til mainstream for cheapness... but very sad if you want the best. Stupid Best/New taxQuote

05-05-2009, 14:29:18

Rastalovich
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Originally Posted by name='prosser13'
Teehee £158 for "budget"...

*wanders off muttering to self about what the motherboard market has come to*
Agreed. It's still outrageous.

Considering the kind of systems u can still buy with 775 and get an equal terms use out of it. Performance on a par.

Nice mobo, but u can get an EP45-DS5 for around £120 (at least I did), and clock the eff out of whatever proven cpu. And that's a ddr2 option. Heck get urself 8g of nothingness whilst ur at it and u still have cash left, from what u didn't buy the I7 kit with, to buy a GTX260/275/280/285 to build a rig not to be sniffed at.Quote

06-05-2009, 14:50:44

w3bbo
Prices of motherboards have been rising for a long time now. You are always going to pay top dollar for cutting edge technology. Take SSD's for example: for a 30GB SSD you could have 2TB of standard drives in raid 0!Quote
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