Anandtech tests Gigabyte X38 motherboard

GA-X38-DQ6 preview.

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Anandtech has got its hands on a Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 motherboard and has run some benchmarks on it. This is an early engineering sample and we're not quite sure why they bothered testing it, as looking at the benchmark results, the board is hardly any faster than the Abit P35 board that they've compared it to.

Although the board apparently was happy to run all the tests they threw at it, it wasn't a good overclocker and had to be run at stock speed. Although they managed to get some tests to run at a 510MHz bus, it wasn't stable enough, so the best they could do for a complete run of benchmarks was 400MHz.

It looks like Gigabyte is almost ready with its X38 boards though and it's good to see that even an early engineering sample is up and running without any major problems. Oddly enough, Anandtech tested the board with a single GeForce 8800GTX and considering that the X38 should be every Intel CPU owners Crossfire dream board, well, you get the idea.

If you're considering buying one of these boards and you live in the UK, you'll be happy to know that Overclockers is listing stock availability for the 14th of September. It's not a cheap board though at £187.99, that's close to US$378, which is a steep price for a motherboard.

You can check out the Anandtech preview and benchmark figures here
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