Lower idle power gives Gigabyte a small lead in the power consumption test, which is sorted by the average of idle and full-load tests.
Elaborate heat sinks and additional power phases appear to help the more expensive boards dissipate heat more effectively.
The P6X58D-E’s slightly higher-than-standard base clock might have helped it a little in the benchmarks, but returned no favors in efficiency. Gigabyte wins with both boards.
- Being Well-Connected
- Features Comparison
- ASRock X58 Extreme3
- Asus P6X58D-E
- Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
- Gigabyte X58A-UD7
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: Modern Warfare 2 And Crysis
- Benchmark Results: DiRT 2 Demo, Call of Pripyat
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Synthetic
- Power, Heat, and Efficiency