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Foxconn’s X58 Renaissance and Nehalem detailed

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Posted July 8, 2008 by admin in CPU & Motherboards

With X58, end users will also start anew. Gone is the front-side bus, which is replaced by QuickPath on the X58. Those who are accustomed to overclocking their motherboards http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/motherboard using the FSB, will have to start over and learn the new system. Similar to AMD?s HyperTransport, the QuickPath architecture will feature an integrated memory controller on the CPU and provide direct links between the CPU and system memory…

Memory support will come in the form of DD3 with support for 800MHz, 1066MHz and 1333MHz frequencies initially. Total bandwidth will be 32GB/sec. with support for up to 24GB of total system memory initially. X58 motherboards will provide up to 6 slots of memory but will require that the first slot (DIMM0) be populated.



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