Originally Posted by N2Gaming
you run a foxconn though. Is your foxconn better then those others or do you build for others and you just have the opportunity to bench all these systems?
I personally think that GD70 is so sexy and would look very sharp in my BNBB project mod.
EDIT: I forgot to mention I like the ability to fine tune the GD70's FSB w/the OC dial in 1MHz incrimints up to +10MHz or -10MHz = FTW
I spend and waste alot of money on testing things. And I used to be a reviewer for a (now dead) site. And I'm currently launching a new one.
And my Foxconn is not quiet as amazing as the GD70 in options. But that's just because of the GD70 having more profiles (I have two it as 4 IIRC) and it's physical power circuitry is a bit better. (6phase vs 8phase)
Though, as far as overclocking chips go, my board holds up just fine. And works just about the same as the GD70.
The GD70 did better on the 965BE, but that's before I got the newer P09 Beta BIOS which is supposed to improve that, and obviously have not been able to cross test.
But I do build for others, but I have owned and tested all the 790FX boards for AM3.
My ranking goes
Asus (M4A, haven't tested Crosshair III)
DFI (beware of Customer Support)
Jetway (if you can find it for $100 it is pretty nice though for folding)
I can say that you probably won't be let down by the GD70, but if you don't really need that 4xPCIe x16 layout..then the Gigabyte is so much more of a solid platform.
The Asus M4A79T-Dlx is catching up, as it started off with some kinda shoddy BIOS, but they've been working on it.
GD70 just has so many mediocre parts to it's overclocking when stacked against other boards.
As in, it was much harder to take a 945BE (940BE ES chip) to 4.0ghz on the GD70 than it was my 790FXT-UD5P.
More so when you try HT Overclock.