Saturday, May 31st 2008

Intel Nehalem, Bloomsfield CPU and Tylersberg Chipset Close-up Before Computex 2008

When it comes to hot news from MSI, my favourite source has always been bit-tech.net. These guys have some very good connections with MSI. Now a week before Computex 2008, they have convinced MSI to let them get a close-up look at Intel's next generation Nehalem architecture, which is based on the Bloomsfield CPU platform and Tylersberg chipset also known under the X58 nomenclature. The following pictures show a 1366-pin quad-core Bloomsfield CPU (no model and specs for now) with HT support and integrated DDR3 memory controller. All Bloomsfield processors will require a new cooling. Regular LGA775 coolers won't fit. The Tylersberg X58 motherboard made by MSI has six DDR3 memory slots. Six becuase you'll need a minimum of three DDR3 DIMMs to run in triple-channel mode. The chipset also features 36 lanes of PCI-Express 2.0, so you’ll get a full x16 by x16 for at least two video card slots. The south bridge used with Tylersber is still ICH10, so don't expect extraordinary features when it comes to the number of SATA or USB 2.0 ports. Check out the rest of the pictures by the author Richard Swinburne over at bit-tech.net.

Source: bit-tech.net
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35 Comments on Intel Nehalem, Bloomsfield CPU and Tylersberg Chipset Close-up Before Computex 2008

#1
Cold Storm
Battosai
Oh man i can't wait for Computex 2008! We will get the low down on everything! Looks nice so far!
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#2
tkpenalty
That board is designed nicely, 6 phases with those nice low rds mosfets and ceramic caps around the CPU socket. Dual power phases for the chipset and memory moreover is a nice addition for an intel reference board. Good to see how it retains the LGA775's mounting hole positions.

I bet those gold tips at the top side of the CPU shown is how intel will check whether or not you Oc'ed the CPU-a specialised socket with topside pins that accesses a ROM or something.

This new chipset doesn't seem to use much power, afaik, with the amount of ceramic caps around the core..
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#3
Mussels
Moderprator
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Triple channel ram is going to add to the fun and confusion - i wonder if they support dual as well?
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#4
Cold Storm
Battosai
by: Mussels
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Triple channel ram is going to add to the fun and confusion - i wonder if they support dual as well?
It should support.. I'm hoping it does at lease!
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#5
echo75
wow amazing stuff
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#6
J-Man
Awesome news.
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#7
jbunch07
haha suddenly that jaws theme music comes to mind :(
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#8
KBD
I think my next rig is going to be based on one of these babies. Sorry, AMD, but unless you can come up with something that can compete with Nehalem we are going to part ways.
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#9
Morgoth
by: Cold Storm
It should support.. I'm hoping it does at lease!
yes it does ;) only bloomfield wil use triplechannel and its server version

btw the maxium that board can handel is 24gb

there is some news abouth sli
other words bad news for sli fanboys
http://www.nehalemnews.com/
read first post
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#10
Cold Storm
Battosai
by: Morgoth
yes it does ;) only bloomfield wil use triplechannel and its server version

btw the maxium that board can handel is 24gb

there is some news abouth sli
other words bad news for sli fanboys
http://www.nehalemnews.com/
read first post
I was waiting for the next gen man to come in! lol.. thanks and will read up on it all!
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#11
spud107
not an intel reference board, msi,
lga 775 hs wont fit these also,


by: tkpenalty
That board is designed nicely, 6 phases with those nice low rds mosfets and ceramic caps around the CPU socket. Dual power phases for the chipset and memory moreover is a nice addition for an intel reference board. Good to see how it retains the LGA775's mounting hole positions.

I bet those gold tips at the top side of the CPU shown is how intel will check whether or not you Oc'ed the CPU-a specialised socket with topside pins that accesses a ROM or something.

This new chipset doesn't seem to use much power, afaik, with the amount of ceramic caps around the core..
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#12
cray86
I think my next system will be the 32nm die shrink of the nehalem (sense I just built a new rig, of which I've very happy)

But I think im gonna sell my 3870X2 and get me a 4800 series...
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#13
Jizzler
MSI said it was debating getting rid of the floppy port entirely, and even the PS2 ports, however the company's representatives said they always receive complaints when legacy features are dropped – the most recent was a big backlash over dropping the parallel port in favour of using the space for four USB 2.0 ports?!
Those people can go BUY A DIFFERENT BOARD! :D

With Asus, Abit, MSI, Gigabyte, Supermicro, Tyan, Foxconn, EVGA, BFG, DFI, and others all putting out new boards all the time, why can't one of them be for the other side. I'd kill for another four USB ports on the back, as well as some more SATA ports if the floppy port is removed.

Rant over :)

This is what I can't wait for:



Finally a way to supply enough PCIe lanes to produce an all-PCIe motherboard.

w00t
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#14
Morgoth
thats also posible on 1 socket platform
with 4x 16x pci-e or 4x 8x pci-e
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#15
Jizzler
True. I'm just personally waiting for the dualie. More memory, cores, etc :)

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#16
Morgoth
lol 4-8 cores 8-16 threads per socket
up to 24gb per IMC what do you want more ^^
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#17
Jizzler
Well, if those 8-core chips come out along-side the 4-cores, I'd probably go with just one chip.

Otherwise if they're slated for a later date I'm leaning towards 2 x 4-core. And besides, it allows for more memory bandwidth per core :D
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#18
Haytch
by: Morgoth
lol 4-8 cores 8-16 threads per socket
up to 24gb per IMC what do you want more ^^
USB 3.0 bro!
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#19
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
Damn, PC gaming is going to be amazing. But i more likely wont get a new mobo until i get to College.
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#20
REVHEAD
by: CDdude55
Damn, PC gaming is going to be amazing. But i more likely wont get a new mobo until i get to College.
Yeah in like maybe another 24 months , gaming is comming along at a snails pace compared to hardware, hell there still isnt a full 64 bit game out and how long has 64 bit computing been around? 3 to 4 years now, and games as they are are still struggling to use multi cores, I am still yet to find a game that has used all 4 cores at over 50% so dont hold yah breath.
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#21
Mussels
Moderprator
by: REVHEAD
Yeah in like maybe another 24 months , gaming is comming along at a snails pace compared to hardware, hell there still isnt a full 64 bit game out and how long has 64 bit computing been around? 3 to 4 years now, and games as they are are still struggling to use multi cores, I am still yet to find a game that has used all 4 cores at over 50% so dont hold yah breath.
the more powerful PC's get, the sloppier the games coding... crysis and its waste of GPU power (it looks good, but not good enough for the speed it crawls at) and supreme commander... massive CPU hog, but they cant even get quad core working right.
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#22
Wile E
Power User
While I always like to see new hardware, I won't be impressed with Bloomfielad until I see how well it clocks. The added complexity of the mem controller makes me nervous. Depending on how they execute it, it could kill the OCing potential.
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#23
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Wile E
While I always like to see new hardware, I won't be impressed with Bloomfielad until I see how well it clocks. The added complexity of the mem controller makes me nervous. Depending on how they execute it, it could kill the OCing potential.
it didnt hurt AMD much, now did it? :)
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#24
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
by: Mussels
the more powerful PC's get, the sloppier the games coding... crysis and its waste of GPU power (it looks good, but not good enough for the speed it crawls at) and supreme commander... massive CPU hog, but they cant even get quad core working right.
They need to find a way to optimize the games and use all that the PC's have, even if you have a 7800 or a 6600 card.
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#25
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
good news for people that oc to extremes those pics are worth 1000 words for example the ihs isnt soldered on ;)
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