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X58 SuperComputer BIOS, Software And Accessories

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The X58 SuperComputer motherboard offers a reasonably-broad range of voltages to satisfy the needs of overclocking novices, though relatively large increments will often prevent tuners from finding the “perfect” setting.

BIOS Frequency and Voltage settings (for overclocking)

CPU Reference Clock

100 to 500 MHz (1 MHz)

Clock Multiplier Adjustment

Yes

DRAM Ratios

DDR3-800 to DDR3-2133 (266 MHz)

PCIe Clock

100 to 200 MHz (1 MHz)

CPU Vcore

0.84375v to 1.600v (0.00625v)

VTT Offset (CPU Uncore) Voltage

Stock to +0.300v (0.10v)

IOH (Northbridge) Core

1.11v, 1.23v, 1.36v, 1.49v

ICH (Southbridge) Core

1.12v to 1.56v (0.02v)

DRAM Voltage

1.50v to 2.451v (0.014v)

CASLatencyRange

tCAS:6-11; tRCD: 3-15; tRP: 3-15; tRAS: 9-31


Overclockers who prefer to do their fine-tuning from within Windows will be pleased to read that the ASRock OC Tuner program is completely functional with this motherboard model.

Anyone who’s more interested in performance per watt than maximum speed will find that the ASRock Intelligent Energy Saver utility can trim around five watts in power use when paired with Intel’s Core i7 power saving features, compared to the processor's stand-alone capability.

Accessories

ASRock X58 SuperComputer Accessories

Documentation & Software

Motherboard Manual

 

Motherboard Driver DVD

Hardware

1 x ATI CrossFire Bridge

 

2 x Nvidia SLI Bridge (4-space, 2-space)

 

1 x 3-way SLIBridge

 

1 x Floppy Cable

 

1 x 80-Conductor Ultra-ATA Cable

 

6 x Serial ATA Cable

 

2 x 4-pin to SATA Power Adapter

 

1 x I/O Panel Shield


The X58 SuperComputer accessory kit impresses, with both 2-slot and 4-slot SLI bridges in addition to a pair of CrossFire bridges and a 3-way SLI bridge. ASRock also stands apart from several competitors by including the oft-disregarded floppy cable, which is still a valuable asset during some types of Windows XP installations.

By now many readers are probably wondering where our BIOS screenshots are. We normally test our motherboard before taking any BIOS screenshots, and the X58 SuperComputer failed during our overclocking tests. A second board exhibited the same behavior, preventing us from including BIOS screens.

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