Leaked slide reveals MSI’s X58 motherboard lineup
We’ve namely acquired a photo that was taken during a product presentation and the table reveals pretty much everything you want to know about MSI’s coming X58 motherboards.
It seems to be planning three different models; X58 “TBD”, X58 Eclipse och X58 Platinum. The first, with the pending name, is geared toward “?ber overclockers” while Eclipse is enthusiast and Platinum for the performance segment users. All models are more or less for the high-end market, which is anything but odd since Core i7 is only about the upper segments and will be supreme overkill the mainstream market.
The hardware specifications are different between the models in several ways, e.g. the number of PCIe x16 slots where the overclocker model, “TBD”, has 4 slots thanks to the NF200 chip, which enables Quad-SLI and Triple SLI + PhysX. Quad CrossFire will work fine too. The other two models drops one slot per segment and ends with two with X58 Platinum, which leaves it with “just” SLI or CrossFire.