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Ok I have opened an earlier thread in which was basically about me trying to find an equal or superior upgrade to my Gigabyte EX58UD5.
My budget is 450$.

Since the thread is destined to die anyway I opened this one for two reasons:

1.)The UD7 is the best X58 board in that price section and the only better way would be the UD9 or SR2 which are too expensive.
2.)The only potential competetor of the UD7 is the new X58-OC edition.


So I want to clearify which board is the better choice for me based on the following factos:

a.)Overclocking efficiency (structural improvements and advantages not fancy new buttons)

b.)
Features(USB 3.0,SATA Controller quality,etc etc etc)

c.)Price

d.)Compatability

e.)Overall abilities(enhancements and improvements)

f.)Availability

Please add your oppinions,experiences and knowledge about the two to this thread:)

Here something to get this whole thing started:

Gigabyte X58A-OC:

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ShV1TEaocs[/ame]

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79W2YjmJpNk[/ame]




Gigabyte X58A-UD7:

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM9lwiveHYA[/ame]

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgxbdSJaefQ[/ame]

Hope we can have a clean outcome:D
Edited by Kung Pow - 5/1/11 at 4:25am
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What goal are you after that the ud5 doesn't satisfy?
No personal experience yet, but I'm sure hoping the x58-OC is capable of helping me get higher clocks that a ud7. The OC isn't readily available yet, so price is also up in the air at this time. I'll likely be getting an x58-OC for my last x58 hardware.

Honestly, I have an x58a-ud7 rev.2 & liked my old rev.1 x58-ud5 more.
    
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if its not intended for extreme overclocking, I don't see the point in getting the x58-oc. I honestly think if you want newer features such as usb3.0 and sata 6, the x58a-ud3r is probably all that you need. It's a newer generation of x58 boards, compared to yours and does everything that you need. There is even one in the FS for like $115.
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Originally Posted by Mikecdm;13342095 
if its not intended for extreme overclocking, I don't see the point in getting the x58-oc. I honestly think if you want newer features such as usb3.0 and sata 6, the x58a-ud3r is probably all that you need. It's a newer generation of x58 boards, compared to yours and does everything that you need. There is even one in the FS for like $115.

You mean UD7 right?


The Gigabyte UD7 is the absolute best x58 Board out there right after the UD9 and SR2 the kings.

If you compare the x58-OC and x58-UD7 you need to consider something.

1.)the X58A-OC edition is a stripped board ...there are 2 USB and 2 USB 3.0 ports ,almost no SATA Ports and the ones it has are Micron so bad quality.
In terms of features it is a clear win for the UD7.

2.)the OC has many overclocking tools like for example the 4 GHZ button which is useless in my oppinon , or for example more power transeral to the CPU and power stablization for the PCI´s.

But even watching all the videos I did not hear the producers of the new OC edition talk about any structural enhancements to deliver a more efficient overclock.
And that is the kicker right there.
I don´t care if the CPU can get more juice or if the board has a 4 GHZ button if there are not structural modifications that promise better overclock results then it is just a stripped UD7.

So I am not sure but if I got it right the OC edition does not provide us with any innovations or tools to improve your overclock just buttons and more power connectors?

If that is the case then the UD7 is still the king among the boards.

I would love to be disproven here so please post!
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I have teh X58A-OC and I had a X58A-UD5 rev 2.0 which is teh same board as teh UD7 rev 2.0 .

here is my review on the X58A-OC http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=269897

The X58A-OC lacks extra USB ports, it has a total of 4 backpanel USB ports which 2 are USb 3.0, and an internal USB 2.0 header so you could get a total of 6 USB headers.

Anyways The X58A-OC is superior in overclocking in every was possible. The UD7 has more features tho in terms of connectivity like eSATA and more USb 3.0 ports.

The X58A-OC has a better SATA6G controller.

Id get the X58A-OC as it will be the same price if not cheaper than the UD7.
BTW that is not true the X58A-OC has 6 SATAT6G ports, 2 of which are SATA6G which has a better controller than the UD7.

The board also has a total of 6 USB headers, two of which are USb 3.0
The board has 3 Audio plugs
It has ethernet
it also has PS2.

The X58A-OC is targeted twoards a few types of consumers, first the extreme ocer.
Second the ocer who wants to get into subzero OC
Third a newer OCer who wants an easy 4ghz and wants to OC like the pros and enjoys some cool features.

The UD7 is built for all around performance and features.

DUDE I THINK YOU NEED TO REEVALUATE SOME OF THOSE ****TY VIDEO REVIEWS.

The UD7 has the Marvell SE9128 which is the CRAPPY SATA6G controller.
The OC board has the Marvell SE9182 which is the MUCH better equal to Intel PCH P67 controller.You cannot get better sata6g on X58 than with the se9182

you want "disprovement" check hwbot.

Structural enhancement for better OC:
Higher overall switching frequency
Custom oder chokes allow 50A of current to pass through, normal GB chokes allow 20
POSCap 100% tantalum caps all over the board allow lower operating temperatures and more stability and better transient response.
Switching frequency switches allow user to change the SF on the fly and it does help to be able to when you are at -150C and you want to lower the VCore and you need to lower the SF.
The PWM is less stretched thin, instead of a 6 channel PWm feeding 24 phases its only feeding 12 where its bandwidth is less thin.
Those buttons are going to rule CPU-Z records as they already do. The 4ghz button provides a VERy stable 4ghz OC, the other buttons are very good for in windows OC where software could cause a crash.
The Board has different circuits powering everything, IOH core can goto 1.5v for extreme blck OCing.

There are some other stuff I am not remembering but just read my review, it should be first when you search google for X58A-OC review. You won't see many sites reviewing this board and it should be in stores in a few weeks.

no one has an OC board except for a handful of people me being one of them.
Edited by Sin0822 - 5/1/11 at 2:17pm
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Still kinda depends on your goals, comparing the ud3r & ud7 (I have both) as far as features go the ud7 has more usb, onboard power & reset buttons, a debug led & more fan headers than the ud3r.
But if it is more about overclocking, there isn't much difference. I've had both boards up to 245 bclk & 5.1ghz with a 920 with the same settings.
I can't wait to get the x58-OC myself & actually see what difference it makes, hoping at least some improvement under ln2.
    
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No point in upgrading over your UD5. If you want USB 3.0, just grab an add-in card. USB 3.0 isn't integrated into X58 and just uses an external controller, as an add-in card would as well.

The X58A-OC is a stripped board aimed at extreme overclocking. They removed many features to keep the price down and keep it as bare-bones and aimed at overclocking as possible.

Also, your claim that the UD7 is the best X58 board is definitely arguable. I recently sold my UD9 and I'm going back to a Rampage III Extreme, which I liked a lot more. I was waiting for the OC, but I'm over it now. Gigabyte delayed it too many times and with the price still not set in stone (retailing for almost 450 euro in Europe), I didn't want to deal with it.
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i saw improvements over my UD5 on air even to be honest, better max validations. voltage regulation is superior the board required less vcore then on previous boards.

BTW FTW my performance review is done i will post it tonight.

bassplayer $450 is the biggest rumor ever. i asked last night, idk who came up with that price, but in the US retailers prob can't gauge the price.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sin0822;13344132 
i saw improvements over my UD5 on air even to be honest, better max validations. voltage regulation is superior the board required less vcore then on previous boards.

But were these performance benefits great enough to spend up to $450 (his budget) for a 24/7 system? From the sounds of things, he won't be benching meaning max valid is not useful to him.

For the OC:

a.)Overclocking efficiency: Very good.

b.)Features: Minimalist, but physical buttons to change clocks are very helpful for extreme overclocking. However, mostly unneeded for 24.7.

c.)Price: Unknown, rumored to be much higher than initially announced.

d.)Compatability: (don't really know what you mean here)

e.)Overall abilities: A good overclocking board, possibly too minimalist for a 24/7 system requiring a lot of connectivity

f.)Availability: None, yet.


For my UD9:

a.)Overclocking efficiency: Good.

b.)Features: Many, but Easy Tune 6 is the worst overclocking program I've ever used (doesn't matter for 24.7).

c.)Price: Ridiculous.

d.)Compatability: (Still dunno)

e.)Overall abilities: Very capable board, 4-way SLI capable

f.)Availability: Hard to find new as it was a limited edition run.


For my RIIIE:

a.)Overclocking efficiency: Good.

b.)Features: Many, ROG Connect is the best thing since sliced bread for extreme overclocking (useless for 24/7).

c.)Price: Fair, though a bit high.

d.)Compatability: ??

e.)Overall abilities: Capable board.

f.)Availability: Available both new and open box from Newegg as well as used on OCN!


For my UD4P:

a.)Overclocking efficiency: Good, though limited to ~221 BCLK without a hard mod.

b.)Features: Slightly outdated (no Sata6, USB 3), but still mostly sufficient.

c.)Price: Not available new, but fantastic used prices.

d.)Compatability:

e.)Overall abilities: Great for a 24/7 board, uses the same voltage as my UD9 for 4.2GHz.

f.)Availability: Only used.




Basically, I still stand by my point that picking up and add-in card would probably be your best move.
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yea of course he prob wont be benching, but its always nice to OC your system to the max it can and show it off for epeen. That is my favorite part of OCing is my max CPu frequency i can attain and that is worth a lot to me, more than benches. everyone is different in what they want. But yea $450 is a lot to spend, but if you are determined to spend it there is no reason not to, some people just want to upgrade for the heck of it. I really like the X58A-OC, maybe its because i was wating for it after i had my surgery, or it brings joy in my life right before i have to go in for radiation treatment, but it realyl has brough benching to a new level for me.

I did my first two LN2 runs and they were so fun, and this board pushed me to do those runs. I think its more than the prospect of what it has to offer, no board has much to offer over another unless its a basic asrock vs a R3E, but boards carry with them a potential performance and overclocking expectation, and this board's potential is huge. like the 4G button, honestly we have 30 people a day in here asking how to OC to 4G, well this board can do it automatically on not high voltages and make it stable.

IDk that is all I am saying, but if you want a non marketing analysis of teh VRMs of the boards check my review out. No even Tin(EVGA) or Raju(ASUS) were able to say **** about it because i told the truth about the crappy parts of every VRM. The VRM is where the board really matter IMO, because at heavy loads under LN2 you are pulling from 300-400 even 500watts maybe. I know i pulled 220watts at idle.

Here is the 4ghz button in action.
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anyways that is all i am saying about the board, id recommend it over any X58 Gigabyte board.
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