s3nki by May 2021, 12 | 0
X58A-UD9 vs. Rampage III Extreme, powered by i7 980X - whose crown?
In the last few weeks, quite a few new and especially interesting motherboards have appeared on the market. Luckily, we’re in a position to be the first to examine the flagship pieces on the Intel front with a six-core 980X. This time ASUS and Gigabyte are teaming up!
I’m planning a brief introduction, as we don’t have to talk about the manufacturers of the motherboards in our current test anymore. ASUS and Gigabyte have now become almost dominant in the motherboard market, at least in Hungary. At home, maybe even MSI can kick the ball, although based on sales, this kick is so tiny that it will be difficult for the ball to drift to the goal.
There were still a few companies on the market who, on the one hand, did not have a normal domestic representation, and on the other hand, in recent months and years, the blinds were pulled down, so the two big ones can now fight each other, at least in the premium category.
Of course, the picture is a little more nuanced if we look lower in the lower price range, but there’s really no reason to deal with that right now. The point is that ASUS and Gigabyte cover the entire market, be it cheap or more expensive. For this reason, we should not be surprised that they are also in tension with each other in the premium segment, which we are particularly pleased about. On the one hand, it wouldn't be good if the market became one-sided forever, and on the other hand, our work would be much more boring, because for us who get almost too many motherboards to test, these premium boards are the little excitement that makes this whole piece of hardware. we started anno.
That's enough from the introduction, let's tap into the letcho and get to know the victims designated for skinning!