With the release of the Sandy Bridge processors and Intel’s P67 chipset you may think that X58 systems are done with, but they are really not. If you are a hardcore gamer or PC enthusiast who wants to get the most out of their CPU the X58 platform is still your best bet. It is also the only platform to support triple channel memory and Intel’s Core i7 processors. The thing that holds many people back from getting a X58 system is the price of the components. Well Gigabyte knows this and has released the X58-USB3 board that is a lower-priced board that still has all the great features you want with an X58 setup. Let’s take a look…
Special thanks to Gigabyte for providing us with the X58-USB3 Intel X58 Motherboard to review.
The X58-USB3 comes in Gigabyte’s retail packaging. The retail box has a ton of logos and emblems on it. Some things to note are that this board supports USB 3.0 and is built with Gigabyte’s Ultra Durable 3 technology. On the back of the board many of these features are explained.
Opening the box up everything is nicely packed inside. Getting everything out you have the X58-USB3 motherboard, I/O shield, 4 SATA cables, SLI bridge, user’s guide, Smart 6 software guide and a Gigabyte sticker.