Foxconn FlamingBlade GTI review

Is it worth using a simple motherboard for high-end processors?

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Product Type
Desktop Motherboard
Chipset Manufacturer
Intel
Chipset Model
X58 Express
Multi GPU Supported
CrossFireX, CrossFire
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots
2
Memory Technology
DDR3 SDRAM
Processor Socket
Socket B LGA-1366
Brand Name
Foxconn
Form Factor
ATX
Processor Supported
Core i7, Core i7 Extreme Edition
Total Processor Supported
1
Maximum Memory
12 GB
64-bit Processing
Yes
Number of Memory Slots
3
Number of PCI Slots
2
Audio Channels
7.1
Gigabit Ethernet
Yes
Number of IDE Interfaces
1
Number of SATA Interfaces
6
QuickPath Interconnect
6.40 GT/s
Number of Total Expansion Slots
5
Network (RJ-45)
Yes
Total Number of USB Ports
8
PS/2 Port
Yes
Number of PS/2 Ports
1
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports
2
Number of Onboard USB 2.0 Ports
2
PCI Express Standard
PCI Express 2.0
Total Number of PCI Express Slots
3
Width
304.8 mm
Depth
243.8 mm
Manufacturer
Foxconn Electronics, Inc
Product Model
FlamingBlade GTI
Product Name
FlamingBlade GTI Desktop Motherboard
Controller Type
Floppy Controller, Serial ATA/300, Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
Manufacturer Part Number
020F1664BA5-00
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.foxconn.com
Marketing Information

Foxconn Quantum Force aims to deliver high performance computing, connectivity and digital entertainment. With more options for accessing and managing other devices, enhanced reliability features and new PC multimedia technologies. FlamingBlade GTI is the ideal choice for extreme performance or quantum force. This motherboard is based on the Intel X58 chipset - providing ultimate performance for today's desktop computers. The FlamingBlade GTI supports the latest industry technologies - Intel Bloomfield series processors and DDR3 1800MHz(via overclocking) memory. Ferrite Choke power delivery and Heatsink design help to maximize performance and increase reliability. And at the same time, provided the digital audio outputs via S/PDIF OUT and 7.1 HD Audio . guaratees the highest quality fidelity for games and movies.

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