The latest issue of The Overclocker magazine is out!!! This is a special edition with a 22 page in depth look into motherboards power circuitry design, performance and efficiency with Gigabyte overall outshining some admirable competition in power efficiency and overclocking performance. Excellent read for all you hardware enthusiasts.
Check it out here guys (page 12-33): THE OVERCLOCKER MAG
Some quotes from the article:
"Gigabyte puts “durable” in the name of the motherboard and has designed its systems for higher efficiency to keep temperatures down. At 24 phases, the Gigabyte EX58A-UD7 had the highest efficiency at overclocked current levels of 100A and above"
“The better performing boards, the Gigabyte EX58A-UD7, EVGA Classiﬁed 760 and ASUS II Rampage Extreme were more stable when overclocking, allowing for higher speeds.
The best overclocking board, the Gigabyte EX58A-UD5 turned out to be more stable with our processor at the highest speed measured, allowing for a 4.426GHz clock with air cooling. Overall, this board had a good showing in the transient testing, one of the highest efficiencies over the whole useful range, and gave the best overclocking results, so it is the clear winner of this test.”