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    Reviews - Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9 motherboard meets four-way Radeon HD 5870 CrossFire

    Gigabyte's most extreme motherboard promises "blazing-fast frame rates" from four-way GPU configurations. We put the claim to the test.
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    Re: Reviews - Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9 motherboard meets four-way Radeon HD 5870 CrossFir

    Thanks for the intro. A good next test would be to see if you get "blazing-fast frame rates" from 4 dual-GPU cards in a numerical simulation. The question is whether the two NF200 switches help 4 dual-GPU cards talk at full speed to the 24 GB a user will put into this board. Any chance you can load CUDA 3.1 and try 4 x GTX 295s? Or 4 Fermis?

    Keep up the good work!

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    Re: Reviews - Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9 motherboard meets four-way Radeon HD 5870 CrossFir

    How does the overclocking compare to other boards? Do all of the extreme features actually amount to anything in the CPU overclocking game?

    And what happens if you put 4 5870s into a cheaper board that doesn't have x16 in every slot?

    Interested to know how many of their premium features actually amount to anything useful.
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    Re: Reviews - Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9 motherboard meets four-way Radeon HD 5870 CrossFir

    What was the power draw with 4 GPUs when overclocked then? Ouch for your electricity bill...

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    Re: Reviews - Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9 motherboard meets four-way Radeon HD 5870 CrossFir

    Shame the article doesn't compare 2 and 3-way crossfire performance with the Asus board. The P6X58D supports cards in x16 x16 x1 and x16 x8 x8 3-way crossfire/SLI. I wonder why this wasn't included.

    Given the scant difference between the two boards elsewhere would the cheaper ASUS board show up the uber-expensive Gigabyte board here too?

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    Re: Reviews - Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9 motherboard meets four-way Radeon HD 5870 CrossFir

    Wot, no 4x5970 test?

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    Re: Reviews - Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9 motherboard meets four-way Radeon HD 5870 CrossFir

    Quote Originally Posted by nnunn View Post
    Any chance you can load CUDA 3.1 and try 4 x GTX 295s? Or 4 Fermis?
    4 Fermis! surely the whole world would melt!

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    Re: Reviews - Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9 motherboard meets four-way Radeon HD 5870 CrossFir

    Now test properly with 2GB 5870s please
    Expecting games like those to run properly on 1GB cards at that res with 4xAA in CF is madness.

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