Intel X58-based Gigabyte EX58-UD4P motherboard - Review

At $270, the Gigabyte EX58-UD4P falls in the middle of the pack retaining some of the X58 chipset's most interesting features like 3-way SLI and CrossfireX support. What mainly differentiates the EX58-UD4P from its more expensive siblings are a single Gigabyte LAN controller and 8 SATA ports - opposed to 10. There are also more advanced cooling […]

At $270, the Gigabyte EX58-UD4P falls in the middle of the pack retaining some of the X58 chipset's most interesting features like 3-way SLI and CrossfireX support. What mainly differentiates the EX58-UD4P from its more expensive siblings are a single Gigabyte LAN controller and 8 SATA ports - opposed to 10. There are also more advanced cooling options on offer on the similar EX58-UD5 and EX58-EXTREME boards that will set you back at least $300, however. Then those wishing to save a little money can have the EX58-DS4 at ~$245, which drops SLI support altogether and a more limited cooling design.

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