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Intel Readies Pair of New X58 Extreme Series Desktop Boards

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Intel's Desktop Board division is readying two new high-end socket LGA1366 motherboards under its Extreme Series line. The company's last high-end LGA1366 motherboard, the DX58SO "SmackOver", was released more than 25 months ago in November 2008, when the first Intel Core i7 processors came to be. The new motherboards are up to date in terms of features. They use the latest Rev. 13 X58 northbridge, all solid-state capacitors, support the latest LGA1366 processors out of the box, and feature USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gb/s support. The two motherboards consist of DX58SO2 "SmackOver II", and its "lite" variant, the DX58OG.

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wow finally some intel boards that actually looks like they are good and usable
 

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wow finally some intel boards that actually looks like they are good and usable
Agreed. I also hope, for the sake of enthusiast that the BIOS will be equally cool and useful. I really didn't like a single BIOS from original Intel boards.
 

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intel with USB3.0?


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NEC/Renesas chip, not integrated into the chipset...
 

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NEC/Renesas chip, not integrated into the chipset...
i know, but i didnt expect to see them even adding that in. i figured they'd hold off until theirs was ready
 
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Hope the pricing is good. The "Smackover II" doesn't seem to have too many power-phases though...
 

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I rather get an ASUS or EVGA mobo then an Intel mobo
 
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I guess I will still stick with the motherboard I have until a better one for my CPU comes out (one without the controller BS).
 
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I hope this means we'll be seeing some new 1366 processors from intel soon too.
 
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Looks a bit like my P6X58D, only with the wave sink curving down instead of bulging up. If I had to guess I'd say this is a statement by intel that 1366 is still their highend platform. BS. The absurd 1155 overclocks and costs of a 980 make 1366 a pointless buy from January on. Can't think of a single perk it would offer to keep it afloat, and from what I'm seeing the 1155 boards are cheaper than 1366.
 
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These look well designed, and also have the legendery Intel reliability.

wow finally some intel boards that actually looks like they are good and usable
They always have been, it's the BIOS's that are designed for flipping software enginere's that has always been the problem.
 
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That skull is pretty cool, but I think I'll hold off on this one. I don't really understand why they're making new motherboards for 1366 when SB is looming and LGA 1356 and 2011 are not too far down the line.
 
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That skull is pretty cool, but I think I'll hold off on this one. I don't really understand why they're making new motherboards for 1366 when SB is looming and LGA 1356 and 2011 are not too far down the line.
intel has many socket that will make you spinning they have 1156, 1155 and this one 1366, i dunno thats the point they use many sockets :wtf:, why dont they stand on 1 socket type and not confusing us :shadedshu
 

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intel has many socket that will make you spinning they have 1156, 1155 and this one 1366, i dunno thats the point they use many sockets :wtf:, why dont they stand on 1 socket type and not confusing us :shadedshu
More money in different sockets.
 

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The board really doesn't look that high end...I assume intel will charge way to much for these when they are as reliable as the newer ecs boards when left to stock and when overclocked they do about the same...
 
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As an Owner of first X58SO, I'll never buy intel again. The power circuitry design is crap. It resonates and creates annoying noises from the inductors, as the capacitor values are incorrect if you using power some hungry PCI-E cards. And the stupid SATA connector layout.:banghead:

I am just wondering, is too pricey to make a normal ATX-E motherboard, where everything is placed in right places and you can add more polished power circuitry and cooling solutions to other bridge parts as it is a flagship motherboard?:shadedshu
 
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