Intel DX58so mobo, maybe better than asus rampage extreme ?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Johnny, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    Man, after looking at this one, I am not sure what I want now lol.

    The Intel DX58so (SO stands for smack over) is an awesome board as well. It is triple channel ddr3 that holds up to 16 gig ddr3! It is only crossfireX supported and it is a x58, too.

    Note: Something you will notice about this board is that it does not have PS2 or Floppy connectors. It's about time, huh?

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    Features and benefits

    Form factor ATX (12.00 inches by 9.60 inches [304.80 millimeters by 243.84 millimeters]) Processor Click View supported processors for the most current list of compatible processors.
    At product launch, this desktop board supports:
    Memory
    • Four 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) sockets
    • Support for DDR3 1600 MHzς, DDR3 1333 MHzς, DDR3 1066 MHz
    • Support for up to 16 GBς of system memory
    Chipset
    Audio Intel® High Definition Audio subsystem in the following configuration:
    • 8-channel (7.1) Dolby Home Theater* Audio subsystem with five analog audio outputs and two S/PDIF digital audio outputs (coaxial and optical) using the Sigmatel* 9274D audio codec
    Video
    • ATI CrossFire* multi-GPU platform support ATI CrossFire technology enables two ATI* graphics cards to work together for ultimate 3D gaming performance and visual quality
    • Full support of next-generation ATI CrossFire*
    LAN support Gigabit (10/100/1000 Mbits/sec) LAN subsystem Peripheral interfaces
    • Twelve USB 2.0 ports (8 external ports, 2 internal headers)
    • Six Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s ports, including 2 eSATA port with RAID support supplied by a Marvell* controller
    • Two IEEE-1394a ports (1 external port, 1 internal header)
    • Consumer IR receiver and emitter (via internal headers)
    Expansion capabilities
    • One PCI Conventional* bus add-in card connectors (SMBus routed to PCI Conventional bus add-in card connector)
    • One primary PCI Express* 2.0 x16 (electrical x16) bus add-in card connector
    • One secondary PCI Express 2.0 x16 (electrical x16) bus add-in card connector
    • One PCI Express* 1.0a x16 (electrical x4) bus add-in card connector


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    You can find more info about it here: (make sure you watch the video, it is cool) http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4240073&CatId=4068
     
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  2. epk

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    looks pretty nice, but

    i have a msi with a p45 chipset and doesnt feat. those either =]
     
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  3. Johnny

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    I think the thing I like best about this board is that it isn't congested. There is a lot of open space on it.
     
  4. LordOfLA

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    triple channel in 4 slots doesn't work :)

    tripple channel will want 3 or 6.
     
  5. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    Yeah, I know. Even with three slots at 6 gig ddr3 is great.
     
  6. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Man some of these Intel board looks pretty sweet. May consider one when I update my desktop in a few years. I'm switching from AMD to Intel, I just feel that they are the better choice.
     
  7. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    As far as it goes, intel is better than AMD. There are more options available to them. This one is very nice and layed out better than most.
     
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  8. RonStarusnak

    RonStarusnak OSNN Addict

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    What do you have currently?