Big step to the future, GIGABYTE EX58 EXTREME with Intel I7 EXTREME 965 CPU
In my image, itís been over 2 years as Intel launched Core 2 Duo CPU in LGA 775. After then,
Intel announced several Core 2 Quad CPUs to combine with Intel LGA775 chipset.
In the past 2 years, 965/975, P35/X38 and latest P45/X48 are all successful products.
However, Intel is not satisfied with this, in Nov 2008, complete new structure LGA1366 I7 series is launching.
Of course, all MB manufacturers have new boards to support LGA 1366.
One of the largest MB providers, GIGABYTE, also provides 3 models, EX58-UD5, EX58-UD5P and EX58-EXTREME as internet info.
The one on my hand is most hi-end one, EX58-EXTREME.
EXTREME is the new series that GIGABYTE started in 2008.
Itís for most hardcore overclockers and enthusiasts.
GIGABYTE has had 2 EXTREME with P45. This time, they also launch EXTREME with X58.
GIGABYTE EX58-EXTREME board
SB highlights Ultra Durable3, which is the most hi-end components usage from GIGABYTE
100% Japanese made solid capacitors + 2 oz copper PCB. Components quality is always the GIGABYTE strength.
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2 X PCI-E X16
2 X PCI-E X8(These 3 PCI-E support 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX)
1 X PCIE X4
1 X PCIE X1
2 X PCI
Realtek 8111D is LAN chip that supports Teaming technology
Realtek ALC889A, supports 7.1 channels and High Definition Audio. It also supports Dolby sounds by only 2 channels speakers.
PCB is MADE IN TAIWAN
Re: Big step to the future, GIGABYTE EX58 EXTREME with Intel I7 EXTREME 965 CPU
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6 X SATAII(by SB ICH10R)
4 X SATAII
1 X IDE
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6 X DIMM DDR3, support 800/1066/1333/1867/2133/2400, above 2133 are special spec.
X58 another big change is 3-channel DDR3. The performance is highly expected by end users.
DRAM part has extra 2-phase PWM. 24Pin power connector is nearby.
The retail version DDR3 DIMM slots are changed to Blue and White. That makes the board color be matched.
Also provides LED to show the DES status. Users can know the DES status by lights.
CPU VRM is 6+6 phases designed and of course support DES advanced energy saving technology.
Latest VRD11.1 designed can support better power saving features with Intel new stepping CPU.
8 X USB 2.0
2 X RJ-45 LAN
1 X S/PDIF
1 X 1394
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