Gigabyte EX58-UD4P X58 Motherboard

3D Gaming Results

Crysis is without doubt one of the most visually stunning and hardware-challenging games to date. By using CrysisBench - a tool developed independently of Crysis - we performed a total of 5 timedemo benchmarks using a GPU-intensive pre-recorded demo. To ensure the most accurate results, the highest and lowest benchmark scores were then removed and an average calculated from the remaining three.

Call of Duty 4 is a stunning DirectX 9.0c based game that really looks awesome and has a very full feature set. With lots of advanced lighting, smoke and water effects, the game has excellent explosions along with fast game play. Using the in-built Call Of Duty features, a 10-minute long game play demo was recorded and replayed on each of the GPU's using the /timedemo command a total of 5 times. The highest and lowest FPS results were then removed, with an average being calculated from the remaining 3 results.

Ubisoft has developed a new engine specifically for Far Cry 2, called Dunia, meaning "world", "earth" or "living" in Parsi. The engine takes advantage of multi-core processors as well as multiple processors and supports DirectX 9 as well as DirectX 10. Running the Far Cry 2 benchmark tool the test was run 5 times with the highest and lowest scores being omitted and the average calculated from the remaining 3.

Results Analysis

Despite outperforming all of the boards in 3DMark, the Gigabyte EX58-UD4P could not replicate those results in the real world gaming tests. In fact, for COD4 it showed terrible performance in comparison though that does appear to be a one off as the motherboard performed on a par with the others in Far Cry 2 and Crysis.

Let's take a look at it's overall performance...

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Most Recent Comments

16-04-2009, 08:45:35

Orange? Orange!?

WTF man.Quote

16-04-2009, 09:13:43

Lol i have the UD5 and its extreamly similar looking and believe me when i say its uglier in real life... Saying that i Picked up my UD5 from Novatech for like £205 for some reason that was the price so i clicked add to basket ... The UD5 is a great board...Quote

17-04-2009, 04:02:45

Nice review

The link from the front page is broken though :SQuote

17-04-2009, 06:32:07

Good review. Always enjoy reading ya mobo reviews.

Just a shame none are really pulling away from the pack. I'm sure on prevoius generations you would always get at least 1 or 2 that would be a little bit apart from the others.Quote

17-04-2009, 06:49:35

Originally Posted by name='Luigi'
Nice review

The link from the front page is broken though :S
Works fine here :\Quote

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