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Following a public sneak peak at Computex, the guys at Tom's Hardware got the chance to play around with Foxconn's upcoming Intel X58-powered motherboard called Renaissance, plus an 2.93 GHz-clocked Bloomfield processor. Unfortunately, while no numbers have been given out some pretty pictures are available, which is acceptable given the fact that both components are more than three months away.

Just below you can see the Renaissance board in all its glory together with the X58 northbridge which will be coupled with the ICH10R southbridge. Foxconn's motherboard comes with support the new LGA 1366 socket in addition to featuring six DDR3 slots for triple-channel DDR3-1066 and 1333 configurations, four PCI-Express x16 slots (two 2.0, two 1.0) for CrossFireX setups and a very decent, copper-made cooling system. The Renaissance also has six SATA 3.0 Gbps ports, 7.1 channel audio and Gigabit Ethernet. Since it's still a few months off the board's price tag is unknown but since it is part of the Bloomfield pair it will surely be at the top end of the price spectrum.



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Really dislike the SATA ports. abit's IX58-MAX looks a lot more tasty.
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With the nehalem cpu's on-die memory controller, the northbridge only serves as a bridge between the cpu and the pci-e lanes (and the southbridge) so must it still need such a beefy heatsink? I would think that since the memory controller is on the cpu, that the northbridge would be less 'important' and probably not need so much voltage or put out as much heat as they do on current mobos.
    
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Lotsa RAM and PCI-E slots there...
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Really dislike the SATA ports. abit's IX58-MAX looks a lot more tasty.
Yes. Abit one does look better.
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Wow, how much ram do the X58 based boards support??
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That gigantic northbridge heatsink looks rediculous. Just too cheesy for my tastes.
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Really dislike the SATA ports. abit's IX58-MAX looks a lot more tasty.
Yeah, it's about time that we send a clear message to all board developers: put right-angle SATA connectors on your boards or else!

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With the nehalem cpu's on-die memory controller, the northbridge only serves as a bridge between the cpu and the pci-e lanes (and the southbridge) so must it still need such a beefy heatsink? I would think that since the memory controller is on the cpu, that the northbridge would be less 'important' and probably not need so much voltage or put out as much heat as they do on current mobos.
According to nearly all leaks and previews so far, from both third party testers and leakers at mobo manufacturers, the CPUs run really cool while the northbridge is smoking hot. Go figure. It is counterintuitive..

I guess I'll put my SB sink on the Bloomfield and the TRUE on the NB then.

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Lotsa RAM and PCI-E slots there...
yeah there is... sweet 24GB of ram
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