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X58 On A Budget: Seven Sub-$200 Core i7 Boards
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Sub-$200 X58 Motherboard Features

 

ASRock X58 Extreme

Asus P6T SE

ECS X58B-A

PCB Revision

1.01

1.01G

1.0

Northbridge

Intel X58 Express

Intel X58 Express

Intel X58 Express

Southbridge

Intel ICH10R

Intel ICH10R

Intel ICH10R

Voltage Regulator

Eight Phases

Eight Phases

Six Phases

BIOS

1.0 (06/11/2009)

0403 (05/19/2009)

080015 (03/23/2009)

133.3MHz Bclk

133.9 MHz (+0.425%)

133.6 MHz (+0.20%)

133.3 MHz (+0.00%)

Clock Generator

ICS 9LPRS918JKLF

ICS 9LPRS918JKLF

IDT CV193CPAG

Internal Interfaces

PCIe 2.0 x16

3 (x16/x16/x4)

3 (x16/x16/x4)

2 (x16/x16)

PCIe x1/x4

2/0

1/0

2/1

PCI

2

2

1

USB 2.0

2 (4-ports)

3 (6-ports)

3 (6-ports)

IEEE-1394

1

1

1

Serial Port

1

None

1

Parallel Port

0

None

None

Floppy

1

None

None

Ultra ATA-133

1 (2-drives)

1 (2-drives)

None

SATA 3 Gb/s

6

6

6

4-pin Fan

2

1

2

3-pin Fan

3

3

2

FP-Audio

Yes

Yes

Yes

CD Audio

Yes

Yes

Yes

S/PDIF I/O

Output Only

Output Only

Output Only

Power Button

Yes

Yes

Yes

Reset Button

Yes

No

Yes

CLR_CMOS Button

Jumper Only

Jumper Only

Jumper Only

Diagnostics Panel

2-Character

None

2-Character

I/O Panel Connectors

PS/2

2

2

2

USB 2.0

7

6

6

IEEE-1394

1

1

1

Networking

Single

Single

Single

eSATA

1

1

2

CLR_CMOS Button

Yes

No

Yes

Digital Audio Out

Optical + Coaxial

Optical + Coaxial

Optical

Digital Audio In

None

None

None

Analog Aufio

6

6

5

Mass Storage Controllers

Chipset SATA

6x SATA 3.0 Gb/s

6x SATA 3.0 Gb/s

6x SATA 3.0 Gb/s

Chipset RAID Modes

0, 1, 5, 10

0, 1, 5, 10

0, 1, 5, 10

Add-in SATA

JMB380 PCIe
1x eSATA 3.0 Gb/s

JMB363 PCIe
1x eSATA 3.0 Gb/s

JMB362 PCIe
2x eSATA 3.0 Gb/s

Add-in Ultra ATA

VT6330 PCIe

JMB363 PCIe

None

IEEE-1394

VT6330 PCIe
2x 400 mb/s

VT6315N PCIe
2x 400 mb/s

VT6308P PCI
2x 400 mb/s

Gigabit Ethernet

Primary LAN

RTL8111DL PCIe

RTL8111C PCIe

RTL8111C PCIe

Secondary LAN

None

None

RTL8111C PCIe

Audio

HD Audio Codec

ALC890B

ALC1200

ALC888S

Sub-$200 X58 Motherboard Features

 

Foxconn
FlamingBlade

Gigabyte
EX58-UD3R

Jetway BI-600

MSI X58 Pro-E

PCB Revision

1.0

1.6

1.0

3.1

Northbridge

Intel X58 Express

Intel X58 Express

Intel X58 Express

Intel X58 Express

Southbridge

Intel ICH10R

Intel ICH10R

Intel ICH10R

Intel ICH10R

Voltage Regulator

Six Phases

Six Phases

Six Phases

Five Phases

BIOS

P05 (04/13/2009)

FB (05/04/2009)

A03 (05/15/2009)

8.2 (04/20/2009)

133.3 MHz Bclk

133.7 MHz (+0.28%)

133.0 MHz (-0.25%)

133.0 MHz (-0.25%)

133.8 MHz (+0.35%)

Clock Generator

ICS 9LPRS139AKLF

ICS 9LPRS914EKLF

ICS 9LPRS139AKLF

ICS 9LPRS133BKLF

Internal Interfaces

PCIe 2.0 x16

2 (x16/x16)

2 (x16/x16)

4 (2x x16 or 4x x8)

3 (x16/x16/x4)

PCIe x1/x4

1/1

2/1

0/1

2/0

PCI

2

2

1

2

USB 2.0

2 (4-ports)

2 (4-ports)

2 (4-ports)

3 (6-ports)

IEEE-1394

None

1

None

1

Serial Port

None

1

1

1

Parallel Port

None

None

None

None

Floppy

1

1

1

None

Ultra ATA-133

1 (2-drives)

1 (2-drives)

1 (2-drives)

1 (2-drives)

SATA 3 Gb/s

6

8

6

7

4-pin Fan

1

2

1

1

3-pin Fan

2

4

2

3

FP-Audio

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

CD Audio

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

S/PDIF I/O

Output Only

Input + Output

Output Only

Output Only

Power Button

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Reset Button

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

CLR_CMOS Button

Yes

Jumper Only

Yes

Yes

Diagnostics Panel

2-character

None

2-Character

None

I/O Panel Connectors

PS/2

1

2

2

2

USB 2.0

6

8

8

6

IEEE-1394

None

1

None

1

Networking

Dual

Dual

Dual

Single

eSATA

2

None

2

1

CLR_CMOS Button

Yes

No

Yes

No

Digital Audio Out

Optical

Optical + Coaxial

Coaxial

Optical

Digital Audio In

None

None

None

None

Analog Audio

6

6

6

6

Mass Storage Controllers

Chipset SATA

6x SATA 3.0 Gb/s

6x SATA 3.0 Gb/s

6x SATA 3.0 Gb/s

6x SATA 3.0 Gb/s

Chipset RAID Modes

0, 1, 5, 10

0, 1, 5, 10

0, 1, 5, 10

0, 1, 5, 10

Add-in SATA

JMB363 PCIe
2x eSATA 3.0 Gb/s

JMB363 PCIe
1x eSATA 3.0 Gb/s

JMB363 PCIe
2x eSATA 3.0 Gb/s

JMB363 PCIe
1x SATA 3.0 Gb/s
1x eSATA 3.0 Gb/s

Add-in Ultra ATA

JMB363 PCIe

JMB363 PCIe

JMB363 PCIe

JMB363 PCIe

IEEE-1394

None

TSB43AB23 PCI
3x 400 mb/s

None

JMB381 PCIe
2x 400 mb/s

Gigabit Ethernet

Primary LAN

RTL8111C PCIe

RTL8111C PCIe

RTL8111C PCIe

RTL8111C PCIe

Secondary LAN

RTL8111C PCIe

None

RTL8111C PCIe

None

Audio

HD Audio Codec

ALC888

ALC888

ALC888

ALC889

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