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EVGA's X58 should give Asus some stress

EVGA's X58 should give Asus some stress

EVGA's X58 should already be in the shops!

Pictures of EVGA's latest X58 motherboard BIOS have been revealed on XtremeSystems and show some very nifty extreme overclocking features.

The BIOS options of interest are the "Extreme OC" option that can be set if you're booting below minus 50'C, which will supposedly help prevent cold bugging, as well as specific vDroop control and even things like PWM frequency adjustment that can provide a better power response. This will come at the cost of more heat and stress for the MOSFETs.

That said, EVGA's warranty and support is generally regarded as excellent, especially in the States, but we wonder what the limits are of an acceptable state EVGA will accept boards in after extreme OC attempts.

EVGA's ex-EpoX team has Singaporean overclocking guru Shamino, who used to work for Foxconn's Quantum Force department, helping navigate the team into a new direction and combined they could give Asus' Rampage II Extreme a run for its money. Depending where you shop we've found that on average the EVGA cost less, but is bundled with less bling and fewer features compared to Asus' top RoG board, so it remains to be seen which fanboy following wins sales from wannabe Extreme tweakers.

We've no idea about Foxconn's Renaissance efforts yet - but given previous Foxconn launches, we'll be surprised whether it actually makes it to market before any time soon. What's more, with Gigabyte and DFI also strong contenders in this round of new hardware, it should make for at least a five way extreme-OC shoot-out. All we need now is a world-OC event for everyone, instead of just a marketing event for just one company at a time.

Who do you fancy will make the "best" board for the latest i7? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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p3n 20th November 2008, 14:24 Quote
I realise most people who care would change the cooling on the northbridge but a fan sucking air from the top of the GFX card? ...
Bindibadgi 20th November 2008, 14:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by p3n
I realise most people who care would change the cooling on the northbridge but a fan sucking air from the top of the GFX card? ...

Better than blowing onto a hot graphics core :p or onto hot memory.
DarkLord7854 20th November 2008, 14:56 Quote
If I upgrade.. I'm getting an eVGA board. I'd love to see benchmarks once more "extreme OC" boards come out
Tyrmot 20th November 2008, 15:22 Quote
<nevermind> :P
Redbeaver 20th November 2008, 18:13 Quote
DFI ftw...............

eVGA cards, i like tho.
RDST 21st November 2008, 01:27 Quote
For me, the tech support alone would be enough for me to buy EVGA's products. I've RMAd quite a few GPUs and motherboards to them and each time I've been pleased with the results. One of the best companies for sure.
[USRF]Obiwan 21st November 2008, 09:08 Quote
349 dollar for the FTW Digital BRB motherboard... JeFuChr... !
janesy B 21st November 2008, 12:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by RDST
For me, the tech support alone would be enough for me to buy EVGA's products. I've RMAd quite a few GPUs and motherboards to them and each time I've been pleased with the results. One of the best companies for sure.

I'd be more impressed with the company if i didn't have to send stuff back to them for replacement.
RDST 21st November 2008, 17:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by janesy B
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Originally Posted by RDST
For me, the tech support alone would be enough for me to buy EVGA's products. I've RMAd quite a few GPUs and motherboards to them and each time I've been pleased with the results. One of the best companies for sure.

I'd be more impressed with the company if i didn't have to send stuff back to them for replacement.

All, except for one instance, it was some sort of upgrade deal. EVGA offered to replace my 680i so that it would support quad cores correctly and then again to support Penryns (upgrading it to a 780i), I was impressed with at. But you're correct. However, I also find that many times it almost unavoidable. The one time that I sent in my motherboard because of technical problems, shorted out when the front-side audio was plugged in (took me a while to realize that). And its always very prompt.
HourBeforeDawn 21st November 2008, 19:03 Quote
I like DFI heatpipe system on their latest x58 you can take off just the fins part of the northbridge portion of the heatpipe system and then slap a waterblock on top of it, now thats what more companies should do.
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