Sunday, August 24th 2008

FOXCONN X58 Renaissance Motherboard for Nehalem - Spy Shots

Intel's upcoming Core i7 processors (codenamed Nehalem) will use the new X58 chipset and the ICH10-R Soutbhridge. DRR3 memory can be installed in six slots running DDR3-800, 1066 and 1333.

The board we took photos of is a protoype that's why you can see manual soldering and cabling on it.

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18 Comments on FOXCONN X58 Renaissance Motherboard for Nehalem - Spy Shots

#1
candle_86
thats a nice looking board, i just hope they remove those loose wires and underside caps on the final product
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[I.R.A]_FBi
by: candle_86
thats a nice looking board, i just hope they remove those loose wires and underside caps on the final product
The board we took photos of is a protoype that's why you can see manual soldering and cabling on it.
reading and comprehension prevents us from making such statments
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#3
tigger
I'm the only one
Wonder why the motherboard standoffs are on the top of the board and not the bottom?

X58 boards are showing up thick and fast now,pity the price of board/chip/ram will be crippling at first.
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#4
Nick89
Thats neat, huge processor is huge.
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#5
WOutZoR
by: tigger69
Wonder why the motherboard standoffs are on the top of the board and not the bottom?

X58 boards are showing up thick and fast now,pity the price of board/chip/ram will be crippling at first.
Take a look at this picture ;)
http://www.techpowerup.com/img/08-08-24/3.jpg
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#6
alexp999
Staff
They have a backplate on the socket now?
Shame they couldnt extend this to provide a better clamping mechanism for cooling.
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#7
ShadowFold
I wonder if these will have USB3.0?
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#8
tigger
I'm the only one
Yeah,but look at first pic,they are on the top.Unless they have just used two of them on each mobo hole to hold the board up on a flat surface,like this
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#9
timta2
I guess they are ready to do away with PCI slots now, not that I have a huge problem with that, but I'm sure there are people out there that need more than one.
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#10
candle_86
yea i need 2 actully, TV tuner and wifi card grrr.
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#11
ShadowFold
I only need one for my sound card :)
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#12
J-Man
by: tigger69
Wonder why the motherboard standoffs are on the top of the board and not the bottom?

X58 boards are showing up thick and fast now,pity the price of board/chip/ram will be crippling at first.
:laugh: I know mate.
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#13
Morgoth
by: ShadowFold
I wonder if these will have USB3.0?
nope
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#14
Mussels
Moderprator
i'd use the PCI slot for a soundcard, nothing more. The joys of USB wifi.... :D
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#15
WhiteLotus
Board looks very nice indeed, love the black.
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#16
tkpenalty
by: Mussels
i'd use the PCI slot for a soundcard, nothing more. The joys of USB wifi.... :D
USB Wifi = fail. :shadedshu
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#17
Mussels
Moderprator
my USB wireless works fine on my download system, i run gigabit ethernet on the gaming rigs.

whats so wrong with USB wifi? (Except the transfer speeds, that all wireless suffers from)
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#18
OnBoard
Looks a bit fried :D Maybe those wires and extra caps are a fix for that.
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