Buy the ARP T-Shirt! BIOS Optimization Guide Money Savers!
 17 July 2008
 Dr. Adrian Wong
 Discuss here !
BIOS Option Of The Week - PCI to DRAM Prefetch
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known... Read here
ASUS ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) Tablet Review Rev. 2.0
The ASUS ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) tablet was designed as a more affordable alternative to ... Read here
Buy The BOG Book Subscribe To The BOG! Latest Money Savers!
Foxconn X58 Renaissance Motherboard Overview
Digg! Reddit!Add to Reddit | Bookmark this article:

Foxconn X58 Renaissance Overview

With all the talk going around about Intel's upcoming Bloomfield desktop processor, many enthusiasts are anxious to know more about the next-generation Intel processors which are slated to be launched in Q4 of 2008. We queried Intel about this earlier today. While they refused to comment on the details, they did say that the launch of the Bloomfield processor and X58 Express chipset are on cue for Q4, 2008.

In fact, it appears that motherboard companies like Foxconn have already started preparing for the launch. We were able to obtain some details of the upcoming Foxconn X58 Renaissance motherboard, including this picture :

Here are its specifications :


• Intel X58 Express
• Intel ICH10R

Processor Support

• Intel Bloomfield LGA1366 processors
• 4 cores, 8 threads, 8 MB shared cache

QPI Bandwidth

• 6.4 GT/s

Memory Support

• Triple-Channel DDR3 (6 DIMMs)
• Supports up to 24 GB of DDR3-1333/1066/800 memory

Expansion Slots

• 4 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots
• 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x4 slot
• 1 x PCI slot

Built-In Connectivity Options

• 2 x SAS
• 6 x SATA 3 Gb/s
• 2 x eSATA
• 2 x IEEE1394a
• 14 x USB 2.0
• 1 x ATA-133

Networking Capability

• Dual Gigabit LAN

Audio Capability

• 7.1 channel HDA audio daughter card with Dolby Digital Live and DTS connect support

Form Factor


Like all X58 Express-based motherboards, the Foxconn X58 Renaissance will come with native support for the ATI CrossFire X multi-GPU technology. We do not know if the final Foxconn X58 Renaissance motherboard will include the newly-announced NVIDIA nForce 200 SLI processor. It is certainly a possibility. After all, the launch of the Bloomfield and X58 Express chipset is still a few months away.


Questions & Comments

Please feel free to post your questions or comments here!


Date Revision Revision History
17-07-2008 1.0

Initial release.

BIOS Option Of The Week - PCI to DRAM Prefetch
The 2015 Alienware 15 & Alienware 17 Launch Event
Galaxy GeForce GT 240 (DDR5) Graphics Card Review
Western Digital 300 GB VelociRaptor Serial ATA Hard Drive Review Rev. 3.0
Tech Myths B.U.S.T.E.D. Rev. 1.3
DigiDock AC-2220 FM Transmitter Review
Toshiba 512MB TransMemory Review
eDimensional AudioFX Force Feedback Gaming Headset Review
Pre-Launch NV40 Pictures & Benchmarks
ARP 5th Anniversary BBQ Party


Copyright © Tech All rights reserved.