Elitegroup X58B-A2: Core i7 motherboard with OC features
The Elitegroup X58B-A2 is a new socket 1366 motherboard for Core i7 CPUs and is equipped with some OC features.
The X58B-A2 offers two PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots, one PCI-Express x4 and two PCI-Express x1 slots as well as one PCI slot. Up to six DDR3 modules can be plugged into the board. Six angled SATA ports are available while IDE or floppy drives cannot be connected. The I/O panel offers the usual connectors: 1x PS/2, 6x USB 2.0, 2x E-SATA, 1x Firewire, 2x gigabit LAN, 1x Line-in, 4x Line-out and 1x optical SPDIF. Overclockers might be interested in the Clear CMOS button.
Elitegroup adds a debug poster and the option to regulate the voltages. The CPU voltage can be set to values between 0.5 and 1.6 volt. Additional adjustements are possible for the following voltages:
NB (IOH )Voltage: Adjustable NB (IOH) voltage from 0.011V to 0.693V
CPU VTT Voltage: Adjustable CPU VTT voltage from 0.013V to 0.481V
SB(ICH10R) Voltage: Adjustable SB (ICH10R) voltage from 0.05V to 0.15V
VDIMM : DRAM voltage control from 0.015V to 0.945V
For more information see the X58B-A2 product page
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