Friday, September 26th 2008

MSI X58 Tylersburg Motherboard Lineup Surfaces

Following the launch of Nehalem architecture based CPUs from Intel, motherboard vendors would introduce their fleets of motherboards into the market, all of which are based on the new extreme performance chipset from Intel, the X58. MSI on its part, has three models lined-up. There is a performance segment X58 Platinum, followed by an enthusiast-grade X58 Eclipse. There's an even higher model, whose name is under the wraps for now. This model would cater to the market of super-overclockers.

A company slide showing model-specific features has surfaced. It can be seen that all motherboards MSI has to offer, support both ATI Crossfire and NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU technologies. X58 Platinum and Eclipse offer SLI support without the presence of the nForce 200 chipset, while the super-overclocker board uses it. X58 Eclipse sports 3 PCI-Express x16 slots, making it 3-way SLI capable. X58 comes with two such slots. The highest offering, however, has four slots. Perhaps it helps set-up 3-way SLI for graphics plus one card dedicated to handle PhysX calculations, and of-course, 4-way ATI Crossfire X.

Source: TweakTown
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30 Comments on MSI X58 Tylersburg Motherboard Lineup Surfaces

#1
Animalpak
Finally we can have SLI and quad-SLI system with Intel chipset, for me this is the best feature of this X58 motherboards.

The battle who is the best multi-gpu Crossfire/SLI system become very hard and officially open than ever.
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#2
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
Awesome about the whole Nvidia SLi and Ati Crossfire support. I would have never thought about it happening, hopfully it works well and not have tons of issues.


Also, i may get the Eclipse board if i decide to go nehalem.
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#3
paybackdaman
I like it. haha. Uber overclocker. They should use that in their advertising campaign.:laugh:
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#4
Morgoth
release it ::D :D :D :D
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#5
Apocolypse007
These look very promising, but I'm sure they wont come cheap. I like the included X-fi on the two higher models.
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#6
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
Hurry up and release the bleedin' chips already, I'm gaggin' for some reviews!
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#7
mdm-adph
Ha -- extreme overclocking with an octo-gpu system (I can dream, can't I?).
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#8
Morgoth
make it a reality ;)
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#9
mdm-adph
by: Morgoth
make it a reality ;)
Sure thing -- I'll get to work coding those modded Catalyst drivers right away, and call up some industry execs so they can get their games supported. :D
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#10
erocker
The problem I see with the "Uber-overclocking" board is that it includes the NF200 chip which will create more heat and I would assume the board to be less overclockable.
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#11
theJesus
I'm sure either nvidia or ati will support 4x2 gpu configurations sooner than you think. It just won't make any performance difference until it's been out for a couple years :laugh:

by: erocker
The problem I see with the "Uber-overclocking" board is that it includes the NF200 chip which will create more heat and I would assume the board to be less overclockable.
That was worrying me too. And doesn't that damn thing usually eat up an expansion slot?
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#12
Cold Storm
Battosai
Morgoth, I bet your a happy man! :toast:

Now, this might be the reason why I go to X58... Sweetness!
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#13
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: erocker
The problem I see with the "Uber-overclocking" board is that it includes the NF200 chip which will create more heat and I would assume the board to be less overclockable.
...not to mention, latency. All it does is sit there, and relay data between the X58 PCI-E switch and the video card(s).
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#14
KBD
So nvidia finally sold SLI to intel, huh? I read somewhere that all the X58 boards wanting SLI will have to go through nvidia SLI certification process and will have to pay a hefty fee. I'm just hoping this wont undermine the new nforce chipsets for nehalem and that they will be released along with X58.
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#15
Wile E
Power User
by: KBD
So nvidia finally sold SLI to intel, huh? I read somewhere that all the X58 boards wanting SLI will have to go through nvidia SLI certification process and will have to pay a hefty fee. I'm just hoping this wont undermine the new nforce chipsets for nehalem and that they will be released along with X58.
I'm the dead opposite. I hope this does undermine nVidia's Nehalem chipsets. I'm tired of not being able to run both SLI and Crossfire on the same board. There's no reason for it to be locked out.

Not only that, but nVidia's Intel chipsets are generally crap compared to Intel's own chipsets.

I hope nVidia quits making Intel chipsets altogether, and just continues to license SLI to other vendors.
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#16
Cold Storm
Battosai
I hate to use this, but +1 to ya Wile... I don't mean I don't agree with yea, I just hate the "+1" thing.. lol.
It really does suck that you have to go out, buy a board for sli, then the cards, and say...F"lip" Now, I want to go Crossfire... Sell it all, and have to fork over more to do that... There is no need for that... It would be better for them to license it. Be less maybe in their pockets, but more people happy due to not having to worry about if the board will work or not.. Corrupt anything and so forth...
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Wile E
Power User
by: Cold Storm
I hate to use this, but +1 to ya Wile... I don't mean I don't agree with yea, I just hate the "+1" thing.. lol.
It really does suck that you have to go out, buy a board for sli, then the cards, and say...F"lip" Now, I want to go Crossfire... Sell it all, and have to fork over more to do that... There is no need for that... It would be better for them to license it. Be less maybe in their pockets, but more people happy due to not having to worry about if the board will work or not.. Corrupt anything and so forth...
Seriously.

Do you have any idea how bad I want to run my 8800's in SLI on this board? lol. God, even hacked drivers would be fine by me. lol.
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#18
Cold Storm
Battosai
by: Wile E
Seriously.

Do you have any idea how bad I want to run my 8800's in SLI on this board? lol. God, even hacked drivers would be fine by me. lol.
Dude, I don't even want to think... But, I do have a 780i FTW board going to newegg for a replace... if your think about wanting it.. pm me. I'll be selling it once I get it back.. no use for me... Just want somethign to run! lol
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Wile E
Power User
by: Cold Storm
Dude, I don't even want to think... But, I do have a 780i FTW board going to newegg for a replace... if your think about wanting it.. pm me. I'll be selling it once I get it back.. no use for me... Just want somethign to run! lol
PM me with a price when you get it back, and I'll see if I have the money on hand.
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#20
Cold Storm
Battosai
by: Wile E
PM me with a price when you get it back, and I'll see if I have the money on hand.
Yhpm

Hmm, Might buy a DDR3 board now because of this... Got me thinking! lol
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#21
KBD
by: Wile E
I'm the dead opposite. I hope this does undermine nVidia's Nehalem chipsets. I'm tired of not being able to run both SLI and Crossfire on the same board. There's no reason for it to be locked out.

Not only that, but nVidia's Intel chipsets are generally crap compared to Intel's own chipsets.

I hope nVidia quits making Intel chipsets altogether, and just continues to license SLI to other vendors.
I cant agree with you Wile. First of all, if nvidia stops making chipsets for Intel, Intel will be the only maker of chipsets for its CPUs and will become a monopoly in that area. Thats not good for the consumer. ATI already stopped making their chipsets for intel, yet they did make some rocking boards like the DFI Crossfire Xpress 3200. So stopping there was a mistake. I dont know what the deal is with VIA and SiS but looks like there wont be new chipsets for both AMD and Intel any time soon, which is also a shame. My point is that the more choices the consumer has the better. I understand that Intel makes the best chipsets, but nvidia boards for Intel are pretty darn good, the eVGA 750i is one hell of a board. When several chipset makers compete in making chipsets for Intel there is chance that they will improve their designs and offer new tech in order to offer an alternative to Intel chipsets or perhaps offer chipsets for a niche market. This is good for us all. Imagine if Intel was the only maker of CPUs, that would be awful, same is true here. Same is true for AMD, i dont want to be stuck with just the AMD/ATI chipsets, i want the nvidia alternative as well.

Please understand, i have nothing against SLI/Xfire running on Intel X58 boards, if anything, it will give nvidia an incentive to make better boards to compete with Intel and that will be good for the consumer as well. Do you see my point?
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#22
Morgoth
sli is now software based on nehalem
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#23
Hayder_Master
so i see 4xpci x16 did they say anything about how much run at , mean did quad crossfire run at 16x 2.0
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#24
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
by: Morgoth
sli is now software based on nehalem
So does that mean the removal of the nForce 200 chipset, or are we still going to see it on certain motherboards?
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#25
KBD
by: InnocentCriminal
So does that mean the removal of the nForce 200 chipset, or are we still going to see it on certain motherboards?
from what i've read there will be 3 types on X58 boards, 2 will be provided with BIOS key from nvidia to enable SLI and the most high-end board will have the nforce200 chip. The point of having this chip is that it will allow full-fledged SLI, 3 or 4 way SLI in x16 mode. While the other 2 boards will allow to run 1 card in x16 mode + 2 in x8 mode or 4 cards in x8 mode.
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