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Foxconn X58 board supports Intel Nehalem: LGA1366 ahoy

by Tarinder Sandhu on 6 June 2008, 09:27

Tags: Foxconn Bloodrage motherboard, Foxconn (TPE:2317)

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Can you guess what's special about this board?


The Foxconn Renaissance supports Intel's upcoming Nehalem microprocessor via the X58 (Tylersburg) chipset.

Thinking about it from a motherboard/chipset perspective, Nehalem adds in an integrated memory controller that interfaces with tri-channel DDR3 RAM. Further, it includes QuickPath links to other parts of the system.

As such, the pin-count is different when compared to the incumbent Core 2 Duo/Quad CPUs based on the Core 2 design.

Desktop Nehalem will use an LGA1366 package, as shown below.

And here are the naked pins.

Together with the six DIMM slots that provide tri-channel memory support.

Of course, Nehalem is still some way off production, and Intel is targeting late 2008 for full-production models.

One of the questions that will need to be resolved before then is whether NVIDIA is granted a QuickPath license, enabling it to design chipsets around Intel's next big thing, or will Nehalem be an Intel-only affair on the desktop?

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It's going to be hard to find the one bent pin amongst that lot.
yeah, going to be very fun trying to find the one or two bent pins. I wouldn't try to bend it back myself, too scared XD

I'd go to the jeweler and pay him/her to straighten things out.
It's going to be hard to find the one bent pin amongst that lot.
lol - where'd I put my microscope again?
Just thinking - that's a buttt ugly board. Needs Asus'/Abit's touch, tbh.
I can't wait to get my hands on the nehalem equipment and tweak the hell outta it :)

It looks like it's going to be a nice performing platform for all users. Now all we need to see is AMD's reply to the release of this and the market should start to liven up a bit.