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MSI Introduces X58 Pro Motherboard

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MSI, the world’s leading motherboard manufacturer, today announced its most affordable one of X58 motherboard, X58 Pro. It offers an innovatively new architecture that adopts the latest Intel X58 Express chipset that supports the latest Intel Core i7 processor, along with ultra-high bandwidth QPI (Quick Path Interconnect) transmission system and high-speed 3-channel DDR3 memory, resulting performance so extreme that has ever seen in motherboards. X58 Pro also has utilized the Gen.2 DrMOS, which introduced exclusively by MSI since the P45 series, improving its power efficiency more than 93% to bring best performance.



In order to maximize performance and provide a stable and adequate power supply environment, MSI X58 Pro has utilized the Gen.2 DrMOS, which is recommended by Intel for processor power design, along with the exclusive BIOS-level Active Phase Switching (APS) technology for better energy-saving. These advanced designs provide stable power supply capacity required by the high bandwidth operations in the CPU, and to save power for the entire system as well. “the MSI high-end motherboard comes with “Insist on DrMOS” concept is proved as the best power-saving and overclocking provider from several well-known testing media and end-users, we’ll keep continue to utilize DrMOS into MSI motherboard product to deliver the most leading power design” said Jason Lee, DPS marketing director of MSI.

X58 Pro is equipped with triple x16 PCI Express graphics slots for offering the possibility for multi-graphics operating like ATI 3-way CrossFireX; X58 Pro motherboard can supply dual full-bandwidth x16 connections and one more x16 PCI Express slot to creating the maximum bandwidth premium systems for 3-way graphics. This most powerful multi-graphic ready structure bring highest 3D gaming resolutions with more detail DirectX 10 effects, enhances the 3D frame rate to a higher level for more smooth hardcore gaming experience.

The X58 Pro, just like other MSI high-end motherboard product, comes with an onboard eSATA 3Gb/s interface to adopts the concept of plug & play storage. It allows users to connect a backup HDD in such an easy way requiring no complex setting and skill from users, leading to not only less accessing time and CPU resource requirements, but also better data transaction signal quality against hard disk failure.

Unlike the other eSATA bracket solution, X58 Pro is designed with onboard eSATA on rear I/O to give the direct link to extra storage chip and Intel chipset, provide the best compatibility with external storage device and stable quality when time goes by.
 

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This is a value offering. It is priced at $190 and competes with the Gigabyte EX58 UD3R.
 
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does this also support SLI?
 

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Nope
 

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No SLI. You get three slots for CrossFireX, that do x16/x16/NC or x16/x8/x8. If you're planning for ATI cards, this is a great board for its price.
 

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Yet ANOTHER x58 board. ALL LGA1366 boards on the market are x58. I want to see another chipset.
 
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Yet ANOTHER x58 board. ALL LGA1366 boards on the market are x58. I want to see another chipset.
You have to wait until 2009Q4 (intel P55)
 

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pwnt
 
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Isn't this like there 3rd x58 motherboard?
 

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Isn't this like there 3rd x58 motherboard?
Fourth.

X58 Platinum, X58 Platinum SLI, and X58 Eclipse SLI before this. Next is X58 Eclipse PLUS.
 
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Fourth.

X58 Platinum, X58 Platinum SLI, and X58 Eclipse SLI before this. Next is X58 Eclipse PLUS.
Wow. This is way to much, I think just at least 2 would be fine to have to choose from.
 

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Wow. This is way to much, I think just at least 2 would be fine to have to choose from.
ASUS has seven to choose from: P6T, P6T Deluxe, P6T Deluxe V2, P6T Deluxe OC Palm, Rampage II Extreme, P6T6-WS Professional, and P6T6-WS Revolution.

Gigabyte has six: GA-EX58 UD3R, GA-EX58 DS4, GA-EX58 UD4, GA-EX58 UD4P, GA-EX58 UD5, and Gigabyte GA-EX58 Extreme.

MSI is relatively simpler with its lineup.
 
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Heh, don't tell them to make less! ;)

It took Asus 6 models to get to the one that I like (P6T6 WS Rev).
 
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ASUS has six to choose from: P6T, P6T Deluxe, P6T Deluxe OC Palm, Rampage II Extreme, P6T6-WS, P6T6-WS Revolution.

Gigabyte has six too: GA-EX58 UD3R, GA-EX58 DS4, GA-EX58 UD4, GA-EX58 UD4P, GA-EX58 UD5, Gigabyte GA-EX58 Extreme.

MSI is relatively simpler with its lineup.
:wtf: I just noticed that.
 
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finally a "cheap" i7 board
 

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Brown PCB is brown... :wtf:
 
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seems not like old x48 , the msi neo was great , i see when it was this mobo win in tomshardware overclock champion