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What happend to the DX58SO board ?


Love the chip specsfor the new i7's but was really not impressed with the DX58SO

4 dimms? The bus is 3 channels shouldn't it be 3 or 6? Doesn't unbalancing the bus size slow things down?

3 PCIe slots? 1 of them is PCIe 1.0 why?

It looks like we stuck expansion on the board for S&G factor because I can't see using the 4th dim socket if it drops my performance and the same goes with the third PCIe slot.

These "extra slots" are like vestigial appendages it makes me wonder if a corner is being cut somwhere. Maybe the design team is just over worked.

3 supported memory buss speeds i thought we were dropping the FSB.

Shouldn't the memory speed be tied to the processor (i.e. 1333 ram can't be used with a 1066 core)so I don't have extra wait states floating around in the Northbridge

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Thank you for your interest in the latest Intel Architecture processors. However, as I'm sure you are aware, the DX58SO is a consumer desktop-oriented platform, and not intended for use in the embedded community.

Are you working on an embedded application for which you feel an Intel Core i7 processor would be useful? Would you mind sharing what kind of embedded application you have in mind and we can work to find you the best solution?

More informatin about the board, its memory channel configurations, its expansion slots, etc., can be found here:

http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/motherboards/DX58SO/DX58SO-overview.htm http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/motherboards/DX58SO/DX58SO-overview.htm" >http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/motherboards/DX58SO/DX58SO-overview.htm

Thank you again for your interest in Embedded Intel Processors.

Best Regards,

Eric M. Mantion

Corporate Innovation Evangelist

Embedded & Communications Group


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Indeed, DX58SO is a very good desktop platform. I manage several workstations built on this board with no problem.http://www.data89.com/ http://www.data89.com/" > Thanks for quality product!Regards,Alex