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X58 To The Max: Three New Flagship LGA 1366 Motherboards
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X58 Motherboard Features
 Asus Rampage III ExtremeGigabyte X58A-UD9MSI Big Bang XPower
PCB Revision1.00GT1.01.0
ChipsetIntel X58 ExpressIntel X58 ExpressIntel X58 Express
Voltage Regulator8 Phases24 Phases16 Phases
BIOS0602 (05/18/2010)F3 (05/28/2010)V1.2 (06/09/2010)
133.3 MHz BCLK133.4 MHz (+0.05%)132.9 MHz (-0.32%)133.2 MHz (-0.1%)
Clock GeneratorICS 9LPRS918JKLFICS 9LPRS914EKLFICS 9LPRS134BKLF
Internal Interfaces
PCIe x1632 lanes to 4 slots
(x16/x0/x16/x0,
x8/x8/x8/x8)
64 lanes to 7 slots
(x16/x0/x16/x0/x16/x0/x16,
x8/x8/x8/x8/x8/x8/x16)
32 lanes to 6 slots
(x16/x0/x0/x16/x0/x0,
x8/x0/x8/x8/x8/x0,
x8/x4/x4/x8/x4/x4)
PCIe x1/x40/10/01/0
Legacy PCI1NoneNone
USB 2.01 (2 ports)3 (6 ports)2 (4 ports)
IEEE-1394111
Serial Port NoneNone
Parallel PortNoneNoneNone
FloppyNoneYesNone
Ultra-ATA 133NoneYesNone
SATA 3.0 Gb/s786
SATA 6.0 Gb/s222
4-Pin Fan821
3-Pin Fan043
FP-AudioYesYesOn Riser Card
CD-AudioYesYesOn Riser Card
S/PDIF I/OOutput OnlyBothOutput Only
Power ButtonYesYesTouch Sensor
Reset ButtonYesYesTouch Sensor
CLR_CMOS ButtonYesNoJumper Only
Diagnostics PanelPass/Fail LEDsNumericPass/Fail LEDs
I/O Panel Connectors
P/S 2122
USB 2.066 (2 shared w/eSATA)6 (1 shared w/eSATA)
USB 3.0222
IEEE-1394121
NetworkSingleDualDual
eSATA12 (Shared with USB)2 (1 Shared w/USB)
CLR_CMOS ButtonYesYesYes
Digital Audio OutOpticalOptical + CoaxialOptical + Coaxial
Digital Audio InNoneNoneNone
Analog Audio666
Mass Storage Controllers
Chipset SATA6 x SATA 3Gb/s6 x SATA 3Gb/s6 x SATA 3Gb/s
Chipset RAID Modes0, 1, 5, 100, 1, 5, 100, 1, 5, 10
Add-In SATAMarvell 9128 PCIe
2 x SATA 6 Gb/s
JMB363 PCIe
1 x SATA 3 Gb/s
1 x eSATA 3 Gb/s
Marvell 9128 PCIe
2 x SATA 6 Gb/s
JMB363 PCIe
2 x SATA 3 Gb/s
JMB362 PCIe
2 x eSATA 3 Gb/s
Marvell 9128 PCIe
2 x SATA 6 Gb/s
JMB362 PCIe
2 x eSATA 3 Gb/s
Add-In Ultra ATAJMB363 PCIeJMB363 PCIeNone
USB 3.0NEC D720200F1NEC D720200F1NEC D720200F1
IEEE-1394VT6308P PCI
2 x 400 Mb/s
TSB43AB23 PCI
3 x 400 Mb/s
VT6315N PCIe
2 x 400 Mb/s
Gigabit Ethernet
Primary LANIntel WG82567V PHYRTL8111E PCIeRTL8111DL PCIe
Secondary LANNoneRTL8111E PCIeRTL8111DL PCIe
Audio
HD Audio CodecALC889ALC889ALC889
DDL/DTS ConnectUnspecifiedDolby Digital LiveUnspecified
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