Friday, October 31st 2008

GIGABYTE Unwraps Latest X58 Series Motherboards for the Intel Core i7 Processors

GIGABYTE, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today is pleased to announce their latest high performance X58 Series motherboards, the GA-EX58-EXTREME and GA-EX58-UD5 designed from the ground up to unleash the awesome power of Intel’s new Core i7 processors. Equipped with a host of new features including the new QPI interface, 3 channel DDR3 support, 3 Way SLI and CrossFireX support, Ultra Durable 3 technology and the industry’s most extensive range of overclocking features, the GIGABYTE X58 Series is bringing excitement back into the high performance motherboard industry.

The GIGABYTE X58 Series was designed specifically to take advantage of the raw power of the next generation Intel Core i7 processors and the Intel X58 Express chipset, whose new evolution in computing architecture is able to deliver an amazing performance break through from past processor generations. Replacing the Front Side Bus is the new Quick Path Interconnect, or QPI, whose 25.6 GB/sec transfer rate (double the bandwidth of the 1600MHz FSB) eliminates the communication bottleneck between the processor and chipset.

The Intel Core i7 processors also feature an integrated memory controller inside the processor die and support 192bit 3-channel DDR3 memory that delivers a 50% memory bandwidth enhancement and lower memory latency for incredibly fast memory access. Additionally, the GIGABYTE X58 Series features Intel Turbo Boost Technology, which is able to power down idle processor cores and dynamically reroute the power to the active cores for significant performance boosts, and at the same time, maintain greater energy efficiency.

Gamers, get ready for some serious frame rates as the GIGABYTE X58 Series delivers 3 PCIe x16 Gen2.0 slots, supporting both ATI CrossFireX and 3 Way NVIDIA SLI. Whether enabling the most powerful graphics configurations for extreme multi-GPU gaming, or multiple display support for up to 6 monitors, the GIGABYTE X58 Series has your 3 way graphics action covered.

The GIGABYTE X58 Series is yet another example of GIGABYTE engineering at its best with its revolutionary GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 design, featuring 2 ounces of copper for both the Power and Ground layers which dramatically lowers system temperature by delivering a more efficient spreading of heat from critical areas of the motherboard such as the CPU power zone throughout the entire PCB. GIGABYTE’s Ultra Durable 3 also lowers the PCB impedance by 50%, which helps to reduce electrical waste and further lowers component temperatures. A 2oz Copper layer design also provides improved signal quality and lower EMI (Electromagnetic Interference), providing better system stability and allowing for greater margins for overclocking.

In addition to the “cool blue” new look and feel of the GIGABTYE X58 Series, the GIGABYTE GA-EX58-EXTREME motherboard now features the revolutionary new GIGABYTE Hybrid Silent-Pipe 2, a fusion thermal solution that combines GIGABYTE’s proprietary screen cooling technology, external heat sink and liquid cooling with chipset water block to deliver maximum thermal performance. The GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 features specially designed chipset heat sinks and high performance copper heat pipe with sintered process to provide ultra efficient thermal conductivity making sure your system runs ultra cool and ultra stable.

Breaking overclock records is what GIGABYTE X58 Series motherboards are all about, with friendly overclocking features such as Precision OV (Hardware Overvoltage Control IC), Debug LED, onboard Power and back panel clear CMOS switches. Additionally, the GIGABYTE X58 Series features comprehensive BIOS options for reaching higher limits with more detailed settings, including CPU frequency stepping, Over Voltage increments, memory multipliers and advanced memory timing controls, making it easier than ever to tweak the highest levels of extreme overclocking performance from your system.
Add your own comment

21 Comments on GIGABYTE Unwraps Latest X58 Series Motherboards for the Intel Core i7 Processors

#1
csendesmark
Impressive motherboard :)

Can I ask a bigger pic?
Posted on Reply
#4
VIPER
X58 Extreme:



X58-UD5:




3xSLI / 3xCF:



Big enough? :D
Posted on Reply
#5
BOSE
WooHoo... its has 10 SATA ports. Im so buying it.
Posted on Reply
#6
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Oh Im really loving these new X58 Mobos. Im seriously thinking I need me an intel system. IS that an XFi Daughter card I See?
Posted on Reply
#7
BOSE
by: WarEagleAU
IS that an XFi Daughter card I See?
NB Cooler.
Posted on Reply
#8
VIPER
@WarEagleAU: no, is the cooling specific to the Extreme editions.
Posted on Reply
#9
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Whats the price for these i7 motherboards and the CPU's? Anyone have a clue yet?
Posted on Reply
#10
suraswami
Whats up with that crazy blue there? Black I want.
Posted on Reply
#11
Fx
nice looking board
Posted on Reply
#12
Mussels
Moderprator
this board really has my interest. tri SLI/crossfire (choice! at last!) 10x sata, good onboard features, sexy gigantic cooling... its what i want for christmas :)
Posted on Reply
#13
REVHEAD
Not sure about the tri 4870s and Nvidia Carda, mo case will allow you to use a duel slot cooler on the bottom PCIE slot, unless I am mistaken, TRI single slot coolers would work though.,
Posted on Reply
#14
Wile E
Power User
If I go i7, I think this may be the board I choose. I wouldn't use the Extreme cooler, so I could put a X-Fi Titanium in the 1x slot, and then I could put a controller card in the 4x slot (if budget allows), and still ahve plenty of room for 3 gfx cards. I really like this layout.
Posted on Reply
#15
DrunkenMafia
Sexy board but AWAY with the FDD connectors already.

Unless you want to use raid with XP then I spose you need one... :(
Posted on Reply
#16
Judgedredd
cant wait to get my hands on this
my CPU and both 8800GTX are all ready water cooled so this make it easy to add NB

Only downside to this Board For Me is in SLI there wont be a PCI slot open for my Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro

so i might hold off:)
Posted on Reply
#18
Tatty_One
Senior Moderator
by: CrAsHnBuRnXp
Whats the price for these i7 motherboards and the CPU's? Anyone have a clue yet?
$250-$400..........but it seems the most expensive ones will be out first!
Posted on Reply
#19
panchoman
Sold my stars!
is it just me or is x58 a really power hungry chip? almost all of the mid to high x58 mobos i've seen have heavy duty cooling and/or watercooling.
Posted on Reply
#20
viczulis
Wow, I do believe I found my next board.
Posted on Reply
#21
Wile E
Power User
by: panchoman
is it just me or is x58 a really power hungry chip? almost all of the mid to high x58 mobos i've seen have heavy duty cooling and/or watercooling.
That's because of the consumer mentality that bigger must equal better. This level of cooling isn't really necessary on this chipset from what I have seen.
Posted on Reply
Add your own comment