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MSI X58 Pro-E
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MSI X58 Pro-E


Overall rating 9/10

With one of the best prices that we have ever seen for a Core i7 motherboard, MSI's X58 Pro-E seems to have it all. Features, price and the quality from a reputable top tier motherboard vendor.

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Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Processor - Intel Core i7 using LGA 1366 package, Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) - 4.8GT/s to 6.4GT/s Chipset - Northbridge: Intel X58 Express chipset, Southbridge: Intel ICH10R
Memory Supports 6 DIMM DDR3 SDRAM, Supports up to 24GB memory size (max 4GB per DIMM), 1066/1333/1600 (O.C) MHz triple channel DDR3 memory architecture
Storage - Intel ICH10R Southbridge: 6 x SATA 3.0Gbps interface, Intel Matrix Storage Technology, Support AHCI controller with SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 0+1 - JMicron JMB363 PCIe to PATA controller: 1 x IDE connector supporting up to two ATA-133 IDE devices, 1 x eSATA port (back panel), 1 x SATA 3.0Gbps port
Audio Realtek ALC889: 8-channel HD Audio CODEC, 1 x Optical S/PDIF output (at rear), Analog Audio input/output (at rear)
Networking Realtek 8111C Gigabit LAN
FireWire (IEEE 1394) 2 x IEEE 1394a ports (1 rear, 1 header)
Rear I/O 6 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x eSATA ports, 1 x RJ45 LAN port, 1 x optical S/PDIF output connector, 1 x IEEE1394a port, 1 x PS/2 keyboard port, 1 x PS/2 mouse port, Analog Audio jacks
Internal Connectors 1 x Ultra ATA IDE connector, 7 x SATA connectors, 3 x USB 2.0 headers (Up to 6 USB .0 ports), 1 x Clear CMOS button, 1 x IEEE1394a connector, 1 x TPM module connector, 1 x serial port connector, 1 x 24-pin ATX power connector, 1 x 8-pin 12V power connector, 4 x fan connectors, Power and reset buttons
Expansion Slots 2 x PCIe x16 slots (PCI Express 2.0) (x16, x16), 1 x PCIe x16 slot (PCI Express 1.0) (x4), 2 x PCIe x1 slots, 2 x PCI slots
Other Features
  • DrMOS, Green Power, Active Phase Switching
Form Factor ATX Form Factor, 30.5 x 24.5cm

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