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X58 To The Max: Three New Flagship LGA 1366 Motherboards

The X58 chipset supports two cards with 16 PCIe 2.0 lanes. Installations of three or more cards benefit from the NF200 PCIe bridge’s lane multiplication, while its added latency is a slight detriment to installations of two or fewer cards. That puts Gigabyte’s NF200-enhanced X58A-UD9 in a tough position for our single-card graphics performance tests.

Differences to this point have been minimal, slightly favoring Asus’ tiny 2.1 MHz CPU overclock and not favoring Gigabyte’s 8.4 MHz CPU underclock, though the previously-mentioned NF200 latency hit may also be in play.

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