Get Ready to Unleash the Power of 32nm 6 Core CPUs GIGABYTE's entire line of X58-based motherboards are ready to support the new generation of Intel 32nm 6-core processors, delivering the very best platform for multitasking, multimedia and high performance gaming.
Support for an Intel® Core™ i7 series processor in the
LGA 1366 package
(Go to CPU Support List for the latest CPU support )
L3 cache varies with CPU
4.8GT/s / 6.4GT/s
North Bridge: Intel® X58 Express Chipset
South Bridge: Intel® ICH10R
6 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 24 GB of system memory
Dual/3 channel memory architecture
Support for DDR3 2100+/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules
(Go to Memory Support List for the latest memory support list.)
Realtek ALC889A codec
High Definition Audio
Support for Dolby® Home Theater
Support for S/PDIF In/Out
Support for CD In
2 x Realtek 8111D chips (10/100/1000 Mbit)
Support for Teaming
2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1/PCIEX16_2)
1 x PCI Express x8 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8_1) (Note 3)
(The PCIEX16_1, PCIE16_2 and PCIEX8_1 slots support 2-Way/3-Way
NVIDIA SLI/ATI CrossFireXTM technology and conform to PCI Express 2.0
1 x PCI Express x4 slot
1 x PCI Express x1 slot
2 x PCI slots
6 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATA2_0, SATA2_1, SATA2_2, SATA2_3,
SATA2_4, SATA2_5) supporting up to 6 SATA 3Gb/s devices
Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
GIGABYTE SATA2 chip:
1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE
2 x JMB322 chips (Smart Backup):
4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (GSATA2_0, GSATA2_1, GSATA2_2,
GSATA2_3) supporting up to 4 SATA 3Gb/s devices (Note 4)
Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD
iTE IT8720 chip:
1 x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive
T.I. TSB43AB23 chip
Up to 3 IEEE 1394a ports (1 on the back panel, 2 via the IEEE
brackets connected to the internal IEEE 1394a headers)
Integrated in the South Bridge
Up to 12 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (8 on the back panel, 4 via the USB
connected to the internal USB headers)
Due to different Linux
support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux
driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website.
hardware/software vendors no longer offer support for Win9X/ME. If
drivers are available from the vendors, we will update them on the
(Note 1) Due to Windows
Vista/XP 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of
physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be
less than 4 GB.
(Note 2) For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card
is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16_1 slot; if you
are installing two PCI Express graphics cards, it is
recommended that you install them in the PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX16_2 slots.
(Note 3) The PCIEX8_1 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX16_2 slot.
When PCIEX8_1 is populated with a PCI Express graphics card, the
PCIEX16_2 slot will operate at up to x8 mode.
(Note 4) A JMB322 chip supports two SATA 3Gb/s connectors, so the four
SATA 3Gb/s connectors are divided into to two pairs: GSATA2_0 and
GSATA2_1 as a pair and GSATA2_2 and GSATA2_3 as a pair.
(Note 5) Whether the CPU/system fan speed control function is supported
will depend on the CPU/system cooler you install.
(Note 6) Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard