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|2nd August 2010, 16:57||#1|
Join Date: May 2002
Gigabyte X58A-UD9 and GTX480 Quad Sli Review
Enthusiast is an odd term. Most of us would class ourselves as enthusiasts. After all who would bother to build their own PC and read through reams of GFLOPS data without actually caring? Certainly not the casual Facebook user of the PC world.
However when it comes to PC hardware, enthusiast often refers to an elitist, high-end, ultra expensive product that only the dedicated can get the maximum from. As time has moved on and even the extreme hardware has become much more stable and easy to tune it tends to just refer to a product that is the flagship of a particular brand.
Enter the Gigabyte X58A-UD9. For a while now Gigabyte have differentiated their models by adjusting the UD number (UD standing for Ultra Durable). So a UD3 is the value board, UD5 the one most of us will purchase, UD7 used to hold the Gigabyte flagship crown, and now we have the UD9.