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FOXCONN X58 Renaissance Motherboard for Nehalem - Spy Shots

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Intel's upcoming Core i7 processors (codenamed Nehalem) will use the new X58 chipset and the ICH10-R Soutbhridge. DRR3 memory can be installed in six slots running DDR3-800, 1066 and 1333.

The board we took photos of is a protoype that's why you can see manual soldering and cabling on it.



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thats a nice looking board, i just hope they remove those loose wires and underside caps on the final product
 
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thats a nice looking board, i just hope they remove those loose wires and underside caps on the final product

The board we took photos of is a protoype that's why you can see manual soldering and cabling on it.
reading and comprehension prevents us from making such statments
 

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Wonder why the motherboard standoffs are on the top of the board and not the bottom?

X58 boards are showing up thick and fast now,pity the price of board/chip/ram will be crippling at first.
 
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Thats neat, huge processor is huge.
 
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They have a backplate on the socket now?
Shame they couldnt extend this to provide a better clamping mechanism for cooling.
 
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I wonder if these will have USB3.0?
 

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Yeah,but look at first pic,they are on the top.Unless they have just used two of them on each mobo hole to hold the board up on a flat surface,like this
 
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I guess they are ready to do away with PCI slots now, not that I have a huge problem with that, but I'm sure there are people out there that need more than one.
 
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I only need one for my sound card :)
 

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Wonder why the motherboard standoffs are on the top of the board and not the bottom?

X58 boards are showing up thick and fast now,pity the price of board/chip/ram will be crippling at first.
:laugh: I know mate.
 
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i'd use the PCI slot for a soundcard, nothing more. The joys of USB wifi.... :D
 
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Board looks very nice indeed, love the black.
 

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my USB wireless works fine on my download system, i run gigabit ethernet on the gaming rigs.

whats so wrong with USB wifi? (Except the transfer speeds, that all wireless suffers from)
 

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Looks a bit fried :D Maybe those wires and extra caps are a fix for that.