Gigabyte X58A-UD9 and GTX480 Quad Sli Review

Metro 2033, Stalker Call of Pripyat

Gigabyte X58A-UD9 Review

Gaming Benchmarks

Metro 2033

Now this is a game that really punishes a weak system. The most surprising thing is how well it handles multiple cards. We can really see the UD9s ability to power 4 cards having the benefit we all hoped it would have. Once we get to three cards the framerate goes through the roof, and this is the only game on test that takes advantage of that fourth card.


Stalker Call of Pripyat

Clearly all the bugs haven't been fully ironed out of either Stalker, or the Forceware drivers. Call of Pripyat sent Fraps completely bananas with the average framerate being what we expected, but the minimum and maximum rates being all over the shop. So ridiculous was it we had to crop the graph otherwise those 1500+ maximum results made the normal scores invisible.

Perhaps the thing to take away from this is that two cards are plenty for Stalker.

Strewth. Ok let's wrap it up.

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30-07-2010, 06:40:36

Best review ever! Really appreciate the effort you and the guys must have gone to for this! Clearly proves that 3-way is good if a little expensive, but 4-way is just stupid for anything except PC Mark really. What a well made board though! Even if that stupid chipset heatsink is a massive gimmick , it's nothing short of awesome! Well done OC3D!

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30-07-2010, 07:35:35

Fantastic, amazing, fabulous, unbelievable, jaw dropping, there is not enough words in the dictionary that would describe this review and videos I enjoyed every minute of it and to be honest I read it twice actually it was better than watching AVATAR in 3d in the cinema, I’m a very critical person by nature but OC3D you deserve a 5 star for this one as for the videos I watched them in 1080p on my 40’’ Samsung to enjoy every single detail there is and it is truly amazing stuff guys and the watermark oh... just lovely truly professional , If it was up to me I'll put this review on the BBC it would definitely be better than watching click, to be honest there is nothing ells I can say to show my appreciation to you guys for giving me a two hour journey of pure enjoyment. I truly love you guys.

Regards to everyone in OC3D even the cleaners if you have any.

30-07-2010, 10:53:21

Originally Posted by name='silenthill'
Fantastic, amazing, fabulous, unbelievable, jaw dropping, I enjoyed every minute of it, you deserve a 5 star for this one, just lovely truly professional, pure enjoyment, I truly love you guys,
You're like Steve Jobs at keynotes xD

Nice review though.Quote

30-07-2010, 11:28:32

Well your signature looks like readings from a cheap hand blood pressure machine

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30-07-2010, 13:38:57

Originally Posted by name='silenthill'
Well your signature looks like readings from a cheap hand blood pressure machine

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Hahahaha xDQuote

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