Gigabyte X58A-OC Sub Zero Review


Gigabyte X58A-OC Sub Zero Review

wPrime 95

We finish up with the ever reliable wPrime 95. The results show two real things here. Firstly that the X58A-OC is completely bonkers when it comes to providing exceptional performance. 4.6 GHz on air is incredible. Secondly that once you enter the realms of sub-zero cooling, whilst it is awesome for getting outstanding clockspeeds it really is a case of diminishing returns. All the faff involved in puttying up your motherboard and supplying it with fresh dry ice is only worth an extra 15 seconds over a bog standard air setup.

That is somewhat missing the point because nobody would ever claim sub-zero cooling as a sensible option, but it does show that the "OMG 6GHz" factor really is more about the numbers and achievement than providing something useable.

However that isn't the only things we did whilst we had the pot bolted on....

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Most Recent Comments

27-06-2011, 09:12:53

Brilliant review, I enjoyed watching all the vids and following all the updates on FB. Also refreshing to see a review done in a different way, was a good break from the norm.

The Board is not only a looker but also a performance beast and if I was going x58 i'd definitely be tempted to buy it. Quote

27-06-2011, 09:35:15

TTL has got his bounce back after having his sub-zero cherry popped . There has to be a way to credit dugdiamond with the 980X coffin model image in the written review and maybe add in the description on youtube.Quote

27-06-2011, 09:39:27

Originally Posted by jonowee View Post

... There has to be a way to credit dugdiamond with the 980X coffin model image in the written review and maybe add in the description on youtube.
the thanks and member's acknowledgements is enough is for me. cheers peeps Quote

27-06-2011, 16:15:39

73Ghz WHAAA!!

Bloody hell... Quote

28-06-2011, 09:01:30

the gold and performance awards are nothing, the big cheesey ttl grin award is priceless Quote

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