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X58 In 2010: Four LGA 1366 Boards With USB 3.0 And SATA 6Gb/s

Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding

The base clock difference between Asus and Gigabyte boards is too small to show up as an advantage in iTunes.

The X58 Extreme3 suffers a setback when its add-in controllers are disabled.


The performance handicap for disabling controllers on the ASRock board becomes more pronounced in MainConcept.

Thomas Soderstrom
Thomas Soderstrom is a Senior Staff Editor at Tom's Hardware US. He tests and reviews cases, cooling, memory and motherboards.