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New X58 motherboard?

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    As we known, Intel’s next gen processor will be Nehalem, and desktop Nehalem will be Bloomfield. It is a 45nm process technology 4 core CPU, integrated with memory controller, SMT (Simultaneous Multi-threading) up to 8 processing threads, and w/ 8M cache. It has been revealed in IDF 08, but at that time no the supporting mobo is still being kept in secret.

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    Today we find out that the first Bloomfield supporting mobo will be Intel X58(with ICH10/R) coming out Q4 this year. Because Bloomfield have already got memory controller integrated, so north bridge will be simplified. The biggest point of the board will be the odd lay out, dual channel, Triple channel DD3 supporting and Dual PCIe 2.0 X16 or Quad PCIe 2.0 X8.

    The north bridge have couples of new features, but Intel keeps ICH10/R as its south bridge, so there is nothing more to say about it.

    Also here is a pic we believe it is a X58,which leaked to the web earlier.

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    Source: Expreview
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    Looks like some interesting stuff, looking forward to alternate (improved) motherboard layouts. :)
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    think I'll stick with going P35/P45 ;)
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    I guess Intel is keeping lull about it because if they start all the pre-release hyporama, it could adversely affect the sales of its current products (CPU's and desktop chipset). Nehalem doesn't feel very far, just that very less is talked about it from Intel's side. It looks pretty revolutionary.

    Secondly, I don't think the northbridge in the schematic matches the one on that Smackover, looking at the arrangement of diodes/caps on the plastic package....I could be wrong since the one in the schematic doesn't look like a photo.

    Here's a discussion about that board. The guys at Intel nicknamed it Smackover: http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=55640
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    I hope they finally get rid of IDE ports and any other legacy stuff we don't really need. 10 SATA Ports anyone? :D Does anyone know of any LGA775 Board that has 10+ SATA ports btw? I'm looking for a board for a file server. (i'm guessing i'll just be told to get a SATA Card though :p)
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    Abit ab9 pro .. 9 internal and 1 external .. plus ide...
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    Ahh cool, thanks :), it's just a shame the ports are badly set out :( know of any other ones that have a better layout?
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    kylew,

    While the AB9 Pro has 10 SATA connectors in all (plus IDE), not all of those are routed to the southbridge. Some are connected to 3rd party RAID controllers on the board. Just thought you should know in case a RAID setup is on the cards. Otherwise you can choose any board based on the ICH9R, add SATA cards (that run on PCI-E x1), you should get them < $20 each for cards with upto 4 SATA connectors.
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    Intel has the worst Chipset road since years, even since the Pentium 4, 915, 925, 945, 955, 965.... i cannot name them all, then we got P35, still few people are on X38 (some are DDR3), they release the X48, why the X58??
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    Because of nahalem, which will use a completely different chipset. This is a completely different chipset, not an expansion of the previous ones.
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    X58 is a new socket and a whole new design.
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    Do you know anything about the price yet? These look awesome and what about specs???
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    wait so will these have sli support?
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    hmmm the x58 seems to cover up where the next P series would be, that doesn't make me happy.
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    Crossfire most likely, no SLI.
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    If there isn't any SLi support, NV really are crippling them selves. They're bascially saying don't buy our stuff if you want the best hardware. Even AMD/ATI let their stuff run on Intel and AMD platforms, and AMD and intel are big rivals, but they know they'll both be making money from crossfire support, even if the multi GPU market isn't that big of a deal, any money is good money, especially for AMD. :rolleyes:
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    Nvidia will be developing an SLI chipset anyway, don't worry about it. Actually Intel only supporting crossfire on Intel chipsets has been thier big FU to Nvidia for some reason.
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    It's the other way round. NVidia not letting Intel support SLI on their chipset is a big FU to Intel and its big fat corporate ego.

    sidenote: I heard 'Whoop-ass' is the brand name of a BBQ sauce in the US, is it true?
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    I have a dreading feeling Nehalem will be a HUGE disappointment...
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    no it wont
    there are all rumours.. like it was said many times before
    like on p3 p4 core2
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    The latest doomsday-rumor hasn't landed TPU yet...
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    Mind letting us in on it? :D
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    I think largon is speaking of no SLi wtih any Intel products and no overclocking unless you buy the extreme highest end stuff, upon the release of Nehalem.

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