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Gigabyte talks up its X58A-UD9, justifies the $699 price tag

Posted on 2nd Jun 2010 at 06:59 by Richard Swinburne with 35 comments

Richard Swinburne
Gigabyte's X58A-UD9 is one of the most expensive motherboards ever sold: that's fact. At $699 it costs as much or more than most whole computers or laptops sell for.

Straight up in our meeting pre-Computex we asked Gigabyte the obvious question: why should anyone ever pay that much for a motherboard?

Gigabyte stated that it was seeing "very good sales" from its UD9s already, but the answer was a bit more than "because we can" though.

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