Desktop PC platforms based on the Intel® X58 Express Chipset, combined with the Intel® Core™ i7 processor family, drive breakthrough performance and state-of-the-art technology to performance and mainstream platforms.

The Intel X58 Express Chipset supports 45nm Intel Core i7 processor family at 6.4 GT/s and 4.8 GT/s speeds via the Intel® QuickPath Interconnect (Intel® QPI). Additionally, this chipset delivers dual x16 or quad x8 PCI Express* 2.0 graphics card support, and support for Intel® High Performance Solid-State Drives on ICH10 and ICH10R consumer SKUs.

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Packaging Information

  • Intel® 82X58 Memory Controller Hub (input/output hub)
  • 1295 Flip Chip Ball Grid Array (FCBGA)

Intel® X58 Express Chipset Features at a Glance

Features Benefits
Intel® QuickPath Interconnect (Intel® QPI) at 6.4 and 4.8 GT/s Intel’s latest system interconnect design increases bandwidth and lowers latency. Supports the Intel® Core™ i7-965 processor Extreme Edition, Intel Core i7-940 processors, and Intel Core i7-920 processors.
PCI Express* 2.0 interface PCI Express 2.0 delivers up to 16 GB/s bandwidth per port, double that of PCIe* 1.0. It provides leading-edge graphics performance and flexibility with support for dual x16 up to quad x8 graphic card configurations or any combinations in between.
Intel® High Definition Audio1 Integrated audio support enables premium digital sound and delivers advanced features such as multiple audio streams and jack re-tasking.
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology2 With additional hard drives added, provides quicker access to digital photo, video, and data files with RAID 0, 5, and 10, and greater data protection against a hard disk drive failure with RAID 1, 5, and 10. Support for external SATA (eSATA) enables the full SATA interface speed outside the chassis, up to 3 Gb/s.
Intel® Rapid Recover Technology Intel's latest data protection technology provides a recovery point that can be used to quickly recover a system should a hard drive fail or if there is massive data corruption. The clone can also be mounted as a read-only volume to allow a user to recover individual files.
Intel® Turbo Memory3 Intel's innovative NAND cache designed to improve the responsiveness of applications, application load times, and system boot performance. Intel® Turbo Memory, paired with the Intel® X58 Express Chipset, also allows the user to easily control the applications or data in the cache using the new Intel® Turbo Memory Dashboard interface, boosting performance further.
Serial ATA (SATA) 3 Gb/s High-speed storage interface supports faster transfer rate for improved data access up to six SATA ports.
eSATA SATA interface designed for use with external SATA devices. It provides a link for 3 Gb/s data speeds to eliminate bottlenecks found with current external storage solutions.
SATA port disable Enables individual SATA ports to be enabled or disabled as needed. This feature provides added protection of data by preventing malicious removal or insertion of data through SATA ports. Especially targeted for eSATA ports.
USB port disable Enables individual USB ports to be enabled or disabled as needed. This feature provides added protection of data by preventing malicious removal or insertion of data through USB ports.

Produkt- och prestandainformation


Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio) kräver ett system med lämpligt Intel®-chipset och ett moderkort med lämplig codec och nödvändiga drivrutiner installerade. Systemets ljudkvalitet kommer att variera beroende på faktisk implementering, styrenhet, codec, drivrutiner och högtalare. För mer information om Intel® HD Audio, se


Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST) kräver att datorn har ett Intel® MST-aktiverat Intel®-chipset, RAID-styrenhet i BIOS-aktiverat och att drivrutinen för programvaran Intel Matrix Storage Technology är installerad. Fråga din systemleverantör så får du veta mer.


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