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When the X79 chipset launched two weeks ago, all motherboard manufacturers jumped on that bandwagon as they have noticed severe e-peen potential ever since they received their first Sandy bridge-E processors. All of them launched a rather sizable amount of X79 motherboards in different shapes and sizes. Gigabyte as well launched several X79 motherboards like the G1.asassin, the UD3, UD5 and sure... the UD7. That last one we'll be looking at today. A very complete motherboard I must say, with all kinds of gadgets and fresh looks.

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Source: Guru3D
http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigabyte-x79-ud7-review/

We've seen plenty of previews of boards, but i hope this review is informative to those on OCN that have X79 in mind. Not sure about the colours though... redface.gif
 
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Hmm, now this or RIVE..
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"as they have noticed severe e-peen potential ever since they received their first Sandy bridge-E processors."

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Amazing board and features though. Price is beyond killer for me though frown.gif
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post #4 of 15
That would look pretty sweet seated in a black/orange phantom with some sleeved cables.
post #5 of 15
SO sick!! One more reason i only run gig mobos.
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Originally Posted by ChicoD View Post

That would look pretty sweet seated in a black/orange phantom with some sleeved cables.

DUDE. And Xigamatek fans. YES.
 
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Why only 4 DIMM slots on a $400 XL-ATX board?

Even Asus's midrange X79 boards have 8 DIMM slots...
Edited by 996gt2 - 12/7/11 at 6:42pm
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Originally Posted by 996gt2 View Post

Why only 4 DIMM slots on a $400 XL-ATX board?
Even Asus's midrange X79 boards have 8 DIMM slots...

It's an OC board. It's not meant to be a work station board. There's no point in loading up 8 DIMMS when overclocking, as that's generally counter productive.
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Originally Posted by 996gt2 View Post

Why only 4 DIMM slots on a $400 XL-ATX board?
Even Asus's midrange X79 boards have 8 DIMM slots...

It's an OC board. It's not meant to be a work station board. There's no point in loading up 8 DIMMS when overclocking, as that's generally counter productive.

This ^

The UD5 is more workstation material. The UD3 would be the budget mobo. Then the Assassin would be the "gamer" board.

Kind of makes me wonder that since they put the UD7 out with the OC brand, if they'll come out with a supremely incredible UD9 with 8 DIMM slots and overclocking capabilities the same as the UD7. That'd be sweet...even if I couldn't afford it. laugher.gif + tongue.gif
Edited by Samurai Batgirl - 12/7/11 at 6:57pm
 
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post #10 of 15
if you run several vid cards, none of those 1x slots are available, whats the point?
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