Nehalem desktop board pictured
As you can see in the pictures the Bloomfield motherboard has a 1366-pin socket, four DDR3-1333 slots, three of which being colored blue to signal the tri-channel support and two PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots, likely bringing CrossFire to Intel’s platform. The only heatsink installed is the one covering the ICH10 southbridge while the Tylersburg NB is left ‘naked’. Also, you can see the lack of IDE connectors but six SATA 3.0 Gbps ports and an oddly-placed MOLEX connector. Since Bloomfield is still some 6 months or more away this board should be considered an early sample with the ‘best’ being still to come.
The board also appears to include two PCI Express x16 slots, a single x4 slot and two x1 slots. A legacy PCI slot is also included. The production version – which will launch in quarter four alongside Nehalem’s server parts – will obviously be quite different from this early sample.