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FOXCONN Renaissance X58 Nehalem Motherboard First Look

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  1. malware New Member

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    The crew over at Tom's Hardware is taking an exclusive look at a fully assembled Nehalem system that consists of a FOXCONN X58 motherboard and a Nehalem CPU. Details on the platform and the new architecture are already well detailed so I'll skip them. It's the motherboard that's cool and worth looking. That's FOXCONN's reference board powered by Intel's X58 chipset and ICH10-R southbridge, the same used on today's Intel P45 platforms. ICH-10 supplies up to four PCI Express x16 paths, of which two, are PCI Express 2.0. FOXCONN's Renaissance board also allows up to 24GB of DDR3 memory to be installed on 6 slots. With Nehalem, the memory is running in triple-channel mode (the name is pretty self explanatory). Initially the motherboard will support DDR3-800, 1066 and 1333 configurations. The Renaissance also has six SATA 3.0 Gbps ports, Realtek ALC888S 7.1 channel audio and a Gigabit Ethernet. Speaking to the other motherboard features, they include the usual heatpipe cooling for the chipset, solid ultra-low SR capacitors, debugging LED lights, clear CMOS button round the backplate and a six-phase power circuit design. Expect benchmarks and price information when the official launch date of Nehalem approaches.

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    Source: Tom's Hardware
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    YAY! looks like it uses the same hole pattern of the 775's so we dont have to get new coolers.

    i cant wait. i'll hold out for the asus x58 though.
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    hmmm... the first blue PCI-E X16 slot looks like its going to be covered by the northbridge heatsink...
    Other than that it looks pretty well spaced out / laid out
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    My boss is back early from a vaccation :p

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    so much work down the drain.

    It looks pretty exciting.
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    I know this is extremely trival, but why a red PCB, I wants black! >.<

    Eitherway, I'm looking forward to the inital results of Nehalem/Bloomfield on retail models, where they're not using a single DIMM or limited to Dual Channel. We can only wait... :(
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    I hate to admit it, but this new Intel chip and this mobo make me want an intel system :p

    And as for the cooler, unless its a dual slot card, it shouldnt hit it. Even then, it may be ok with about 5cm of space. I think its a depth perception.
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    Look at all those ram slots... drool. Trichannel ftw. And how much ram can this take? 48gb?
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    Up to 24GB I think it said...
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    Only 4gb max per slot... thats kinda weak. I was hoping for 8gb max per slot.
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    The NB heatsink looks like an old V8 engine :p
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    you need new mounting racks

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