I really drilled the tech with questions actually.
Because he kept insinuating the OC wasnÂ´t that big of a deal anyway.
Then at the end I was getting a little harsh and annoyed by the fact that Gigabyte kept advertising for a revolutionary upgrade in X58 history etc etc.
I asked three very clear and aboslute questions.
1.)Is there a significant or at least noticable difference in a.)overclocking efficiency , b.)overclocking durability , c.)overclocking stability and d.)GPU performance fluctuation & peaking
He responded:Like already mentioned the OC is the creation,production and fully paterned innovation of hicookie.
Gigabyte only had a very slight interference with the board mostly only with some of the standard X58 Gigabyte measurements and materials of course only in affilition to hicookieÂ´s standards.
The actual purpose of the board and ultimate agenda behind its creation was not so much the improvment and enhancment of performance and overclockability but rather the process of making it more conveniant for our customers to do so.
Hicookie always trys to stress this fact as far as possible to make people understand that this is not by any means an attempt to increase performance but rather increase the overclocking standards for the extreme enthusiasts.
GPU performance will be aided but not enhanced or exceeded.
2.)So this is not a revolutionairy step up in Gigabyte overclocking motherboard history?
No, like I mentioned earlier with this release we are trying to reach out and adress our more professional and detail orientated customer circle which appreciates and prefers certain aspects the majority does not.
And that is exactly the purpose of the board , we tryed to reduce the board of functions and featurers considered redundant by this community in order to provide them with more detailed and fitted features modified to their needs for them to be perfectly able to embrace their needs.
3.)So again, and please try to make it clear this time.
In the perspective of the average and professional overclocker, is their any difference or significance in overclocking ability/efficiency and over all overclocking standards in a direct comparsion of the UD7 and the OC Edition?
Also bare in mind to add benchmark results
Asked like that this question is very hard to answer.
I have already told you that in a direct comparison the overclocking efficiency of the OC would not show any advantages or alterations of any significance at all.
That is simply because the board wasnÂ´t designed to do so rather than easing the overclocking process and making it more conveniant for the overclocking enthusiast.
So to make it absolutely clear no you will not be able to note any differences in performance or in your overclock between both boards at all.
4.)Then please stop advertising for this board in such a misleading manner?
I actually find it rather outrages to see so many Gigabyte announcments and press conferences in which they ensure their new X58 release to be the "worlds successor" seeing as in reality you just explained what it is really ment for.
Legally there are no issues with the companyÂ´s advertisment.
Tryed to squeeze everything out to give you an appropriate result.Edited by Kung Pow - 5/3/11 at 11:22pm