MSI's X58 Motherboard To Have Quad-SLI
Details emerge regarding MSI’s upcoming X58 motherboards.
MSI’s upcoming X58 motherboards have made an appearance online thanks to a newly leaked slide that reveals what features are to be expected. The leaked slide uncovered by those at Fudzilla show three different MSI motherboards projected for release in 2008.
Although one of the motherboards have yet to be assigned a name, the two other boards have already been named the Eclipse and the X58 Platinum. The yet unnamed motherboard will target the “Über Overclocker”, the Eclipse will target the enthusiast and the X58 Platnium will target the performance user.
From what the slide shows, all three motherboards will feature nVidia SLI and ATI CrossfireX support, with the unnamed motherboard also capable of Quad SLI or 3-way SLI with PhysX support. All three motherboards will also come with the features called DrMOS VRM and Active Phase Switch. Except for the X58 Platinum board, other features will include X-FI Xtreme sound, GreenPower Genie and D-LED2.
The Intel X58 is a high-end chipset with support for upcoming Intel Nehalem processors. Along with the introduction of the new LGA1366 socket, the X58 motherboards will also support Intel’s QuickPath Interconnect (QPI), PCI Express 2.0 and triple channel DDR3 memory. The first Intel processors to support X58 motherboards will be released in November, which include the Intel Core i7 920, 940 and 965 XE. The MSI Eclipse and X58 Platinum motherboards are also expected to be released in November, with the yet unnamed third motherboard to likely be released at a later date.