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X58 Motherboard Roundup Review

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Dead Space:

In Dead Space, as part of the crew of the USG Kellion you are headed on a repair mission to repair a ship in distress. Things go from bad to worse as starting with the crash landing and seemingly silent and "Dead" ship, the USG Ishimuru. Offering a non-traditional over the shoulder viewing angle, the game gets right into the action as soon as the ventilation systems are activated. From there things get worse with the appearance of the Necromorphs. Survival now becomes a primary concern for the primary character Isaac Clarke. Survive and you may find the loved one that was aboard the Ishimuru.


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In the past batch of benchmarks, all of the motherboards performed very close together at stock settings. Dead Space was determined to break this trend. Gigabyte's EX58-UD4P managed to stay 38FPS ahead of the pack, and that's just at the lowest resolution. At the second highest resolution, the Gigabyte board was 25FPS ahead. At the highest resolution, the performance gap wasn't as large. Still, Gigabyte's EX58-UD4P managed to stay 18FPS in the lead.

Undoubtedly, the Gigabyte board still came out on top with the overclocked scores. However, it was not the biggest overclocker. Instead, that prize once again goes to MSI's X58 Platinum, which overclocks the most in the 1280x1024 resolution and the 1680x1050 resolution. It increased by 14 and 12FPS, respectively. At the highest resolution eVGA's X58 3X SLI saw a slightly larger FPS increase than the Platinum, but the Platinum still takes the overclocking cake in this round.

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