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X58 Motherboard Roundup Review

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BioShock is one of the creepier games you can play. The building of a perfect Utopian society undersea gone horribly wrong. Its inhabitants driven mad with the introduction of tonics and genetic modifications. Now Rapture is just a shadow of its former glory with little girls looting the dead of what little they have left while being shadowed by guardians known as "Big Daddys". It is a demanding game that will make your hardware scream for mercy. This First Person Shooter allows for an infinite number of weapons and modifications to provide a unique experience each time it is played. The environment as well as the story line will wrap you up for hours on end.


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Once again, the stock scores are extremely similar between each board. The Gigabyte X58-UD4P manages to stay a few FPS ahead of the other boards in the two lower resolutions. At the highest resolution, eVGA's board managed to pull ahead by 1FPS.

Each board got a pretty decent improvement with the overclock. At the lowest resolution, MSI's Eclipse managed to outperform the other boards. It also appears to have the biggest increase in performance with the overclock. The second resolution, however, goes to eVGA's X58 3X SLI board. It had an 8FPS increase in performance and outperformed the other boards. Both the Eclipse and eVGA's board saw an increase of 5FPS at the highest resolution, but eVGA's board was the top performer. Looks like eVGA gets the win in Bioshock.

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