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Intel DX58SO

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Intel DX58SO

maximum pc
8 July 2009
  • Excerpt: Rifling through the box that the Intel DX58SO “Smackover” board came in, we were surprised not to find “love” and “hate” brass knuckles, because the motherboard definitely conjures feelings of both extremes. If you think we’re being disrespectful, just take one look at the board’s SATA ports. That will tell you that somebody at Intel still doesn’t know that today’s graphics cards are big, huge, honking affairs.
  • Pros: Good performance with the safe embrace of the Intel name.
  • Cons: Four DIMM slots and funky SATA ports make us mad. Very mad.
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Overall 8
Value for money 8
Construction 9
Functionality 7
Appearance 8

Intel DX58SO Smackover X58 Motherboard

Benchmark Reviews
4 January 2009
  • Conclusion: We at Benchmark Reviews are always amazed by the differences in the advertising campaigns that different computer products manufacturers utilize when launching a new product. Most motherboard manufacturers tend to bloviate with a long-winded diatribe about all of their features and specifications that can be confusing a best for the the potential consumer.
  • Pros: Highly feature laden BIOS for an Intel manufactured motherboard, Excellent, rock-solid construction, Excellent on-board sound codec, Rear I/O ports minimized to fit today's standards, Ability to independently adjust each core's multiplier when running the i7-965 EX, Ability to run turbo boost in both stock and overclocked modes of operation, Use a socketed BIOS chip as opposed to having the chip soldered on the board, The price is right
  • Cons: Only three fully functional memory slots, Fourth memory slot addressed at single channel speed, Additional auxiliary power connector required, Horrible positioning of the 6 available SATA ports, Supports only CrossFire in lieu of both CrossFire and SLI supported by the competition, Poor placement of 8-pin auxiliary power connector
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Overall 8

Expert Review

3 November 2008
  • Excerpt: The DX58SO lets experienced and beginning overclockers alike get the best possible performance from the new Core i7 chips. It’s Intel’s most enthusiast-friendly board yet.
  • Pros: Easily overclocked from within Windows, Extensive BIOS performance options, Loads of USB ports, CrossFireX support
  • Cons: No SLI support, Lacks legacy ports
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Overall 8

Intel Desktop Board DX58SO

2 November 2010
  • Summary: Отметим качественный скачок производительности при работе данной платы с дисковой подсистемой, когда в качестве носителя информации выступает не традиционный жесткий диск, а настоятельно рекомендуемый Intel для высокопроизводительных систем твердотельный накопитель Intel SSDSA2MH080G1GN.
  • Pros: Плата проявила себя весьма достойно, продемонстрировав самые высокие (или одни из самых высоких) показатели на тестах производительности. Настройки BIOS DX58SO явно рассчитаны на любителей разгона.
  • Cons: Не выявлено.
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