Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 Motherboard takes its cooling seriously

by Rafael Hernandez on April 22, 2010 · 1 comment

High-powered motherboards are expected to push the limits of today’s top processors which strains a motherboard’s power regulation and chipset so extra cooling is generally needed. This just seems to be a bit overkill.

The Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 Motherboard has an intricate heatpipe cooling system that just about covers all of the major chips on the board and dumps it all to a massive number of fins that’ll take up an expansion slot, heck it even offers a water cooling option. bit-tech has the review:

For starters, the GA-X58A-UD7 supports both SATA 6Gbps drives and USB 3 peripherals, so it’s as future-proof as it can possibly be. This isn’t enough for Gigabyte, though, as the GA-X58A-UD7 is crammed with other features. As well as two RAID-capable SATA 6Gbps ports powered by the Marvell 9128 controller, for example, there are three other SATA controllers powering a further eight RAID-capable SATA 3Gbps ports and two RAID-capable eSATA ports.

A great performer but that mass of heatpipes seems to cause more issues than it solves.

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