The upcoming Intel X58 Express chipset supports Socket 1366 Nehalem Core i7 processors and while in San Jose this week I managed to catch a peak at this board from Gigabyte and took a couple pictures. The motherboard is labeled GA-X58-Extreme, but it might be a GA-X58-DS4, which is a cut down and cheaper version. There isn't too much information about this board as it is the first one in the United States and we basically just saw it in passing.
Our contact from Gigabyte said that this layout is not final as they are going to add 12 phase power (DS4 is 6 phases) and all of the on-board SATA ports will be angled 90 degrees. The board pictured above has just six phase power, so I'm going with the safe bet that this is nothing more than the GA-X58-DS4 motherboard. The board does have water cooling for the chipset cooler, which is pretty nifty, along with four PCI Express x16 slots (two of which are x8 mechanical) . The six dimm slots for triple channel memory support is nice. The layout it fairly nice as you can tell from the picture above. The board has a power and reset button mounted on it and the clear CMOS button is located on the rear i/o panel. Speaking of which...
Here is a shot of the I/O panel. This board has the two legacy PS/2 ports for the keyboard and mouse along with the usual suspects. Not a bad looking board overall.
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- Mr Awesome
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glad to see not everyone is going with the bad memory placement like intel
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