|Intel DX58SO Smackover X58 Motherboard|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Motherboards|
|Written by Miles Cheatham - Edited by Olin Coles|
|Monday, 22 December 2008|
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Intel Smackover Features
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 AudioIntegrated 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 - 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 - 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.