Sneak Peek: Four Core i7 X58 Motherboards

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BallistaMan

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Personally I've got my eye on the P6T. I don't need tri-sli, but I do need an open PCI express slot for my Xonar D2X, preferably not one of the x16 slots where I'll need to cut bandwidth to graphics card(s) to make it work. That 4x slot looks like it just might have the clearance.

Plus it doesn't look as horrendous as some of the other boards.
 

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Very nice eye candy, guys. Some of the boards look exotic due to coloring schemes, while others look exotic due to components and layout. I'll definitely be looking forward to the benchmarks.
 

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Interestingly enough, the only one we've seen so far with the PCI Express x16 slots spaced properly AND not requiring a larger case is the EVGA X58 board, which we don't have in the lab yet (Thomas actually saw this first). How's that for some irony?
 

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@BallistaMan

I think that all 3 PCI-E x16 ports are capable of running at X16 but not when doing SLI. If I'm not mistaken Nvidia limits X16 tri-SLI to boards with a NForce 200 chips to create a market for them.

However I guess we'll know for sure closer to the time.
 

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More specifically, X58 doesn't have enough available PCI Express connectivity, so you end up with two x16 connections, the second one divided into 2 x x8
 

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[citation][nom]kyeana[/nom]that hand held overclocking tool, while not entirely necessary, could prove to be handy.[/citation]

When I first saw that I thought I had misclicked somewhere and was looking at some PDA. It's definitely cool.
 

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ok time to try out intell for my self . that p6t deluxe is sweet . that pda oc tool is cool . and i dont have to restart just to get into the bios for oc . veary veary nice . i just hope the i7 dont flop like the am2+ did at launch .
 

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Just a little tidbit for the folks who read the comments: the latest GeForce 180 driver pack for Vista does in fact enable two- and three-way SLI on X58. It's quite something.
 

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we will see how it will do on tests and i wonder how much it will cost. More like show off board if you ask me. Hope to see real boards soon and not shiny toys for kids.
btw---it 50,000 not 5000 for the capacitors.
 

arkadi

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Nice board, good futures, but it is a toy for kids and show offs not more than that. Imagine what will be the price on this board. I am waiting for more practical boards myself.
btw I think it 50000 not 5000 for the capacitors
 
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