X58 Roundup July 2010 _________________ Back in December 2009 we published a roundup which focused on the Intel P55 chipset and noted that between Gigabyte and Asus there were 36 different models to choose from. It is clearly a massive market and those two companies offer a huge amount of choice for consumers. Due to a higher cost of ownership X58 based systems are a little more limited in terms of choice but it is an ever expanding marketplace and in more recent times there has been a huge push from the major manufacturers to go bigger and better, regardless of cost. Today we look at a number of these boards, designed for those who must have the best products available, at any price. However we also like a little bit of balance in our lives so we have selected a few boards which focus on other aspects such as value. Join us as we take a look at what the latest developments on the X58 market are; in a selection of tests including video encoding, SATA3/USB3 performance and overclocking we will discover which boards offer the best for each consumer.