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Written by Miles Cheatham - Edited by Olin Coles   
Monday, 03 November 2008
Table of Contents: Page Index
Intel Core i7 CPU & DX58SO X58 Platform
Intel Core i7: Platform Information
Nehalem Architecture
Intel DX58SO Motherboard
DX58SO 'Smackover' Features
Testing Methodology
3DMark System Tests
SANDRA 2009 System Tests
EVEREST Ultimate System Tests
POV Ray, SuperPi and WinRar Tests
Crysis and World in Conflict Tests
Intel Core i7 Final Thoughts

DX58SO 'Smackover' Features

As you can readily see the design of the Intel Extreme Motherboard DX58SO is radically different from anything you've been used to up until this point. The primary differences are component placement. The memory sockets are moved to the top of the motherboard in a area that heretofore has been allocated for the CPU socket. The north and southbridges that we have grown used to are now essentially a thing of the past as memory management is now an on die process. The QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) assumes most of the balance of of these two components tasks.

Intel Core i7 CPU Socket 1366 Processor and Intel DX58SO Smackover Extreme Edition X58 Motherboard Platform Performance Benchmark Test Comparison Review

Intel DX58SO Smackover Motherboard

Intel Extreme Motherboard Features

Intel Extreme Motherboard DX58SO
Features & Benefits
Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) @ 6.4 and 4.8 GT/s Intel's latest system interconnect design increases bandwidth and lowers latency. Supports the Intel Core i7-965 processor Extreme Edition and Intel Core i7-940 and i7-920 processors.
PCI Express 2.0 Interface PCI Express 2.0 delivers up to 16GB/s bandwidth per port, providing leading-edge graphics performance and flexibility with support for dual x16 and up to quad x8 graphic card configurations, or any combinations in between.
Intel High Definition Audio Integrated audio support enables premium digital sound and delivers advanced features such as multiple audio streams and jack re-tasking.
Intel Matrix Storage Technology With additional hard drives added, provides quicker access to digital photo, video and data files with RAID 0, 5, and 10, and greater data protection against a hard disk drive failure with RAID 1, 5, and 10. Support for external SATA (eSATA) enables the full SATA interface speed outside the chassis, up to 3 Gb/s.
Intel Rapid Recover Technology Intel's latest data protection technology provides a recovery point that can be used to quickly recover a system should a hard drive fail or if there is massive data corruption. The clone can also be mounted as a read-only volume to allow a user to recover individual files.
Intel Turbo Memory Intel's innovative NAND cache designed to improve the responsiveness of applications, application load times, and system boot performance. Intel Turbo Memory, paired with the Intel C58 Express Chipset, also allows the user to easily control the applications or data in the cache using the new Intel Turbo Memory Dashboard interface, boosting performance further.
Serial ATA (SATA) 3 Gb/s High-speed storage interface supports faster transfer rate for improved data access up to 6 SATA ports.
eSATA SATA interface designed for use with external SATA devices. It provides a link for 3 Gb/s data speeds to eliminate bottlenecks found with current external storage solutions.
SATA Port Disable Enables individual SATA ports to be enabled or disabled as needed. This feature provides added protection of data by preventing malicious removal or insertion of data through SATA ports. Especially targeted for eSATA ports.
USB Port Disable USB Port Disable Enables individual USB ports to be enabled or disabled as needed. This feature provides added protection of data by preventing malicious removal or insertion of data through USB ports.



 

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# Retired computer builderCarl Stough 2010-07-01 15:04
This i7 is the most remarkable cpu I have had in my 30 plus year in computer building. It is very fast and seams to be flawles with many applications open at one time.
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