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Asus Rampage III Extreme Intel X58 VS Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9 Intel X58

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August 28, 2010 5:37:54 PM

Hi

Basically which of those 2 motherboards will give me the best performance with an Intel 980X extreme and Nvidia Tesla GPU's

Asus: http://uk.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=jy0uafxYBCrJwksC

Gigabyte: http://www.giga-byte.co.uk/products/product-page.aspx?p...


Thanks for reading :) 
a b V Motherboard
August 28, 2010 7:20:13 PM

They are both great boards. The Asus justifies it's self on price though. Whatever, if any, performance gain you might see from the Gigabyte wouldn't justify the doubling in costs. Also it seems that some of the increased costs of the Gigabyte are from the added ports (more SATA6.0, Firewire, etc). If you don't need more ports don't buy them.

I'd also check out the support forums for each, see which community is more active if you plan to do some serious tweaking with your hardware.
August 28, 2010 7:57:19 PM

Thanks for the reply :) 

I was looking at the durability of the boards as it seems the Gigabyte one uses dual power switching etc... but Asus doesn't seem to mention it.

This will be used for a simulation PC rather than gaming so durability is quite important.

Thanks again :) 
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a b Ĉ ASUS
August 28, 2010 8:10:10 PM

Both are excellent and very much durable.. But these boards are more geared towards being extreme overclock friendly.. I guess that's not your field of interest.. Anyways, Asus gets my vote over here.. As a side note, if i can divert your attention from Asus and Gigabyte for a moment, i'd like to mention the MSI BigBang XPower X58 as a potent option.. Btw, how many cards are you planning to use.?
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