TweakTown - Intel's Next Generation Architecture “LGA 1366” platform - GIGABYTE X58-EXTREME
As Nehalem’s launch quickly approaches, Intel's platform will transform to the LGA 1366 package. The first chipset supporting LGA 1366 is the upcoming x58. Asus, Gigabyte, Foxconn, and MSI have all shown us their motherboards based on the x58 chipsets and we have seen Gigabyte’s X58-EXTREME many days ago.
windwithme from the Expreview Forums posted some more pics of the X58-EXTREME. Thanks to him we’re now able to have a further look at this small monster.Edit: According to Tweaktown, the final version of X58-EXTREME comes with 12-phase power, not 6-phase as the pics shown below
GIGABYTE GA-X58-EXTREMEBottom-Left Corner:P.S. Notice in the last picture the motherboard reads "DDR3 1900". This goes to invalidate Fudzilla's claim that Nehalem won't support more than DDR3 1066
2 x PCI-E x16
2 x PCI-E x8
2 x PCI-E x4
1 x PCI
As usual, Intel "X" series chipsets can support ATI CrossFire technology.
At this time we've also learned that X58 will support NVIDIA SLi technology.
In the future, we may can see X58 motherboard integrate both GPU technologies.Bottom-Right Corner:
6 x SATAII (ICH10R)
1 x IDE
EXTREME series has Power/Reset and Debug LEDTop-Right Corner:
6-DIMM DDR3, not quite the same as the old 4-DIMM design. This will vary by board of course.Top-Left Corner:
This time GIGABYTE uses 6-phase PWM, but not 12-phase as with LGA 775.
Does that mean LGA 1366 is more energy efficient?IO Interface:
8 X USB 2.0
2 X RJ-45 LAN
1 X S/PDIF
1 X 1394
silver button is "Clear CMOS"GA-X58-EXTREME high-res thermal moduleIntel's next generation shortly upcoming LGA 1366 socket:
A few X58 specs might be changed in the final release, ex: 10 SATAII's, more LAN ports, etc. Just wait for the released version.
. Sorry Fudo