Friday, March 6th 2009

Foxconn Makes Flaming Blade X58 Series Official

Pictured last month as merely a low-end variant of the Blood Rage X58 series (read here), Foxconn Flaming Blade X58 has emerged as a product series in itself, with two sub-variants: Flaming Blade X58 and Flaming Blade X58 GTI. The former being the base-model, while the latter is a scaled-down, even cheaper one.

Both motherboards feature an identical feature set for the most part: Three DDR3-1800 DIMM slots, two PCI-E x16 slots, near-identical board layouts, etc. The differences start with the GTI variant featuring simpler component cooling, with individual heatsinks over the chipset and VRM areas. The base-model has a heat-pipe based cooler. Another set of differences are present with the boards' back-panel and the connectors on offer: the GTI variant lacks two eSATA connectors and an Ethernet controller (although the picture suggests otherwise). Both models will cater to the $200 market price-point.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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12 Comments on Foxconn Makes Flaming Blade X58 Series Official

#1
TreadR
No AMD lineup?... I'm wondering if they really think i7 is that profitable to invest in it. I mean sure, there are reviews and it's the best but seriously... how much money do they get out of it?
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#2
eidairaman1
i think they could of came up with a better name, Examples that still pertain to this element, aka Fire Blade or Fire Storm.
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#3
kid41212003
It should be Frozen Blades or Blizzard Storms, hot stuffs don't suit overclocking...
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#4
Apocolypse007
the GTI throws me off. Usually adding letters at the end indicates the higher end model. ex: pro, xt, gtx, etc.
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#5
h3llb3nd4
only has 3 ram slots :shadedshu missing the other 3...like the color schemes though...
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KBD
by: h3llb3nd4
only has 3 ram slots :shadedshu missing the other 3...like the color schemes though...
not that great of a deal, this board supports 12GB i believe, more than enough for most people. What concerns me about this is that some boards dont like all slots populated and running triple channel will do just that. I havent heard of this issue on the original Bloodrage so may be it was designed to work this way, who knows?
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#7
PP Mguire
Having 6 slots hampers OCing ability for having support for more dimms at once. Hince why the Bloodrage was so good at OCing and why they still keep 3 slots.
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KBD
by: PP Mguire
Having 6 slots hampers OCing ability for having support for more dimms at once. Hince why the Bloodrage was so good at OCing and why they still keep 3 slots.
ahh, good point, didnt know that.
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#9
Paulieg
The Mad Moderator
I've got a Blood Rage on the way. It will be here Tuesday!!
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#10
KBD
by: Paulieg
I've got a Blood Rage on the way. It will be here Tuesday!!
i love the look of that board. i think it should be nominated for the best looking board ever. I think it will go very nice with that new Enermax Revolution PSU. Damn, i wish i was going i7, i would've grabbed it myself, it will probably be EOL by the time i do, lol
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#11
jagass
I haven't tried that...I'm looking forward to that...lol
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#12
h3llb3nd4
ah man all you rich buggers!!:laugh:
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