Wednesday, August 20th 2008

Gigabyte Shows off its Premium X58 Motherboard

Motherboard vendors are preparing rigorously for catering to the market that the upcoming Intel Core i7 series processors generate. The processors are based on a new 1366-pin land grid array (LGA-1366) socket and would require you to purchase a compatible motherboard. ASUS had recently revealed that it would be in a position to make its LGA-1366 offerings available by launch-day of the Core i7. Gigabyte is getting ready with its high-end offering, the GA-X58-EXTREME, TweakTown caught more than just a glimpse of it.
The board's a looker. Gigabyte maintained its signature colour scheme. Over to the north, you can see the new LGA-1366 socket. Gigabyte sought to provide active cooling to the northbridge with a water-block. It uses four PCI-Express slots arranged in a manner similar to that on the MA-790FX-DQ6. The board supports Tri-Channel DDR3 memory. Gigabyte could carve-out a value model, the GA-X58-DS4 out of this board design, presumably by blanking or reducing the orange PCI-Express x16 (electrical x8) slots, and the chipset and VRM cooling. The board in the picture is a non-functional sample.

Source: TweakTown
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32 Comments on Gigabyte Shows off its Premium X58 Motherboard

#1
btarunr
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Wile E said:
That's what E-ATX is for. :D
I heard about taller motherboards, not broader ones. E-ATX is broad, not tall. Remember that Foxconn X48 'tall' board? It fits into Full ATX >7 expansion slot cases.
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Wile E
Power User
btarunr said:
I heard about taller motherboards, not broader ones. E-ATX is broad, not tall. Remember that Foxconn X48 'tall' board? It fits into Full ATX >7 expansion slot cases.
Oh yeah. Forgot about that. I think they should move to that for some enthusiast products. I think 10 slots would be nice.
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#3
mab1376
Looks like a good candidate for my new motherboard, i'll probably end up going with an Asus variant though.
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#4
Morgoth
still any news from abit x58 board?
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#5
PP Mguire
Guys, is just Rev. 0.1. This means is no way final! And all what you write here is read in HQ (trust me on this). And they usually take note of user's ideas.

Damn, I still talk as I am still their employee
Ah oh hi Gigabyte.
Seriously 4 4850s? With a stock cooler youd be able to heat up a 2 story house :D
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#6
VIPER
I guess you know you can lower that temperature :P And, as somebody else said above, there are several different set-ups possible. Anyways, I am really curious how many people will actually use 4 x VGA Cards... Really, really curious...
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#7
J-Man
Don't like Gigabyte products much, I'll go for a x58 ASUS board.
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