Press release [Monday 7 March 2011]
Gigabyte Technology has announced the launch of the world's first motherboard designed from the
ground up for extreme overclockers, the GA-X58A-OC. Its overclocking specific performance design
defines a whole new category of enthusiast focused motherboards that introduces never-seen-before
tweaking and insulating features.
Based on the Intel X58 chipset (Tylersburg) and supporting LGA 1366 socket CPUs such as Intel's new
top of the range Core i7 990X Extreme Edition CPU, the X58A-OC takes advantage of all the
performance benefits that the X58 platform has to offer including triple channel DDR3 memory
support, 6 core 12 thread CPU support, and enough PCIe Gen 2.0 bandwidth to support 4-way
CrossFireX and 3-way SLI for the best graphics performance in the world.
Gigabyte has listened closely to the overclocking community to make sure the X58A-OC has all of the
overclocking features enthusiasts have been asking for, without some of the features that are
unnecessary while overclocking, or can negatively impact performance - similar to a stripped down
sports car where the aircon, radio, passenger seats, etc have been removed to reduce weight.
Layout was a critical aspect of the design, not only in choice of components used, but also spacing of
the components so that insulation of the board is as easy as possible, while still maintaining the most
efficient data pathways between the various components. Gigabyte is also introducing five new main
overclocking features on the X58A-OC that help to push the performance envelope of the X58A-OC
even further including OC-VRM, OC-Touch, OC-PEG, OC-Cool and OC-DualBIOS. ...21Mar11...
X58A-OC discussion with overclockers and GIGABYTE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25S4mKEdlj0&NR=1