Computex 2008: Intel Nehalem Motherboards on Display
Nehalem Motherboards Appear
At Intel's own booth, hidden in a wall FULL of motherboards, we found some mystery products being shown with the name "X58" attached to them. These are in fact the first motherboards being built for Intel's upcoming Nehalem architecture processors; a technology we have been discussing quite a bit.
Below are examples from abit, ASUS, Foxconn and Gigabyte.
The processor socket is similar to that of the LGA775 in its design - the CPUs will remain pin-less with a ZIF-style retention configuration. Almost all of the motherboards have four PCIe slots on it, theoretically for some serious multi-GPU action.
More from Computex coming soon!