Monday, November 17th 2008

Introducing EVGA X58 SLI Core i7 Motherboard

EVGA is deligthted to formally present its first motherboard designed around an Intel chipset: the EVGA X58 SLI. This motherboard is based on the highly anticipated Intel X58/ICH10R chipset combo and is optimized for those who want the absolute best from their brand new Core i7 CPUs. The motherboard was once described on our pages here, so I won't rewrite the same features again. Main specs of the board are listed below, also the first 500 members who register their brand new EVGAs here, will receive an EVGA X58 t-shirt.


EVGA X58 SLI:

- Part Number: 132-BL-E758-A1
- CPU Support: Intel Socket 1366
- Chipset: Intel X58
- Memory Support: Dual or Triple Channel DDR3
- SLI Support: 2-Way & 3-Way
- SATA Header: 10x (1x e-SATA)
- SATA Type: 3GB/sec
- USB Ports: 12
- PCI Slots: 1 x PCIe x16, 1 x PCIe x8/x16, 1 x PCIe x8, 1 x PCIe x1, 2 x PCI
- Integrated LAN: 2 x 10/100/1000
- Product Warranty: Limited Lifetime warranty upon registrationSource: EVGA
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13 Comments on Introducing EVGA X58 SLI Core i7 Motherboard

#1
KBD
funny to see evga releasing an intel chipset mobo but understandable. However, if i was moving to 1366 i would pick up an Asus P6T series mobo, they are the only ones that offer onboard SAS ports which is a really cool feature for a desktop board.
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#2
OnBoard
Southbridge full of "TPU logos" :p
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#3
Apocolypse007
The contest on their site confuses me. The one who overclocks the QPI to the highest verifiable level using this board will receive a free i7 965. However, since the 965 to my understanding is the only i7 with an unlocked multiplier, It would have an advantage in this contest. The person most likely to win the prize package from this contest would likely be one who already spent outrageous amounts of cash and would benefit much less than someone using a 920 cpu.
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by: Apocolypse007
The contest on their site confuses me. The one who overclocks the QPI to the highest verifiable level using this board will receive a free i7 965. However, since the 965 to my understanding is the only i7 with an unlocked multiplier, It would have an advantage in this contest. The person most likely to win the prize package from this contest would likely be one who already spent outrageous amounts of cash and would benefit much less than someone using a 920 cpu.
my thoughts exactly
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Wile E
Power User
I'm curious to see what kind of teething pains eVGA goes thru with this board, considering this is their first foray into Intel chipsets.

Also, I don't see any mention of CrossfireX support. I would assume that's a standard X58 feature, so why wouldn't they mention it?
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by: Wile E
I'm curious to see what kind of teething pains eVGA goes thru with this board, considering this is their first foray into Intel chipsets.

Also, I don't see any mention of CrossfireX support. I would assume that's a standard X58 feature, so why wouldn't they mention it?
NV Love
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KBD
by: Wile E
I'm curious to see what kind of teething pains eVGA goes thru with this board, considering this is their first foray into Intel chipsets.

Also, I don't see any mention of CrossfireX support. I would assume that's a standard X58 feature, so why wouldn't they mention it?
i'm also very curious to see what the reviews say about this board. if they are not favorable this will probably be their last intel board. plus nvidia will be keeping them busy with their own chipsets expected some time next year.
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#8
shiny_red_cobra
I thought Nvidia was ending their chipset business...
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#9
KBD
by: shiny_red_cobra
I thought Nvidia was ending their chipset business...
from what i've read they will be releasing chipsets for both Corei7 (next year) and AMD.
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#10
Octavean
Aye, she is a Beauty she is.
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#11
blastboy
Too bad eVGA motherboards have such a high failure rate.. ill stick with Asus!
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#12
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I love that thermalright cooler look alike on the VRMs there and the fan shroud sink too. Looks like a kick ass board.
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#13
Hayder_Master
by: shiny_red_cobra
I thought Nvidia was ending their chipset business...
agree , nvidia take a breath when x58 come with sli
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