X58B-A3 SLI (V1.0)
Support Intel® LGA 1366 for Core i7 Processors/Only new version X58B-A3 SLI Support Intel Gulftown Series Processors
  • 2-Way multi-graphics solution
  • Applied 100% Solid capacitor design to maximize component reliability
  • ESD Protection prevents computers from electrostatic discharge damage to enhance
        its durability and lifespan
  • Windows 8 Workable support
  • Intel® 45nm Multi-Core CPU support
  • Intel ® VRD 11.1 Ready
  • Supports NVIDIA® SLI Technology to Intelligently scale graphics performance by
         combining multiple NVIDIA® graphics
  • Supports AMD CrossFire™ to expand your system’s graphics capabilities.

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     ATI CrossFireX™ Technology Ready

    Combining multi-GPU to deliver users a highest image quality and screen resolutions.

     Applied Solid Capacitor

    Better conductivity and heat resistance can be expected as well thus the system stability can be assured under critical conditions.


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     Motherboard Intelligent BIOS III (M.I.B III)

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      6 Cores CPU Support
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      LGA 1366 Socket
    LGA 1366 CPU-socket interface is designed to accept Intel® CoreTM i7 processors and will supersede LGA775 in the high-end and performance desktop segments. It contains nearly 600 extra pins for QPI links which offer faster data transfer and three 64-bit DDR3 memory channels will provide the best gaming experience.
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    CPUº Supports LGA 1366 socket for Intel® Core™i7 processors
    º QPI 6.4GT/s
    º 6 Phase Thermal Design Power
    º VRD 11.1
    º 100% Solid capacitor design
    º Supports Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
    º Please refer to CPU support list for details
    CHIPSETº Intel® X58 Express Chipset
    º Intel® ICH10R South Bridge
    GRAPHICSº Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI
    MEMORYº Triple-channel DDR3 Memory architecture
    º Supports DDR3 1333/1066 non-ECC, Un-buffered SDRAM Memory
    º Supports up to 1600(OC)
    º 6 X 240-pin DDR3 DIMM socket
    º Support up to 24 GB*
    º Intel® extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 1.3/1.2 Memory Modules
    º * Due to the operation system limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 32-bit OS. For Windows® 64-bit OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation
    º Note:Please refer to the latest Memory support list for details
    EXPANSION SLOTº 2 X PCI Express X16 Gen 2.0 slot(s)
    º 2 X PCI Express X 1 Gen 2.0 slot(s)
    º 1 X PCI Express X 4 slot(s)
    º 1 X PCI slot(s)
    Storageº Support by ICH10R Express Chipset
        • 6 X Serial ATAII 3Gb/s
    º Support by JMicron® JMB362 Controler
        • 2 X eSATAII 3Gb/s
        • RAID0, RAID1,RAID5, RAID 10 configuration
    º Supports NCQ, AHCI and "Hot Plug" functions
    Audioº 8-Channel HD audio CODEC
    º Compliant with HD audio specification
    º Realtek Realtek ALC 888S-VC 8-channel High Definition audio CODEC
    LANº Realtek 8111C Gigabit Fast Ethernet Controller
    º Dual LAN with Teaming function
    USBº Support by Intel® x58 / ICH10R Express Chipset
        • 6 X USB2.0 port(s) Up to 480 Mb/s
    REAR PANEL I/Oº 1 X PS/2 Keyboard & PS/2 mouse connectors
    º 1 X IEEE 1394a port
    º 1 X Audio port (Line-in,4x Line-out, SPDIF out)
    º 2 X RJ-45 port with teaming function
    º 2 X eSATA 3Gb/s port(s)
    º 6 X USB2.0 port(s)
    º 1 X Clear_CMOS Button
    CONNECTORS & HEADERSº 1 X 24-pin ATX Power Supply connector
    º 1 X 4-pin Power Connector for Graphics
    º 1 X Power on button
    º 1 X Reset button
    º 1 X Clear_CMOS button
    º 1 X Front Panel switch/LED header
    º 1 X Front panel audio header
    º 1 X Onboard Buzzer
    º 3 X USB 2.0 header
        • Support additional 6 USB ports
    º 1 X S/PDIF out header
    º 6 X SATA II 3Gb/s connector(s)
    º 1 X CLR_CMOS header
    º 1 X CD in header
    º 1 X Serial port header (COM)
    º 1 X 7S-LED Display
    º ACPI & DMI
    º Over-Clocking
    º Plug and Play, STR (S3) / STD (S4) , Hardware monitor, Multi Boot
    º Multi-Language BIOS
    º * Adjustable CPU Voltage
    º * NB Chipset Adjustable
    º * SB Chipset Adjustable
    º * Memory Voltage Adjustable
    º * Support CPU over-clocking function: Adjustable CPU Clock Multiplier
    FORM FACTORº ATX Form Factor
    º  305mm(W)*244mm(H)
    OS Supportº Windows XP 32-bit
    º Windows XP 64-bit
    º Windows Vista 32-bit
    º Windows Vista 64-bit
    º Windows 7 32-bit
    º Windows 7 64-bit
    Certificationsº CE/FCC Certification
    º ErP/EuP Certification
    º WHQL Certification

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    Please read the notes carefully before updating BIOS.
    1.Do not update the BIOS if the system is running fine. Unsuccessful BIOS flash may cause the system fails to boot up. The manufacturer is not responsible for any BIOS flash failure.
    2.Make sure your M/B PCB version number first, and then read the updated description & special note carefully to check if the new BIOS version patch pertain to your current problem.
    (How to recognize the M/B PCB version)
    3.Please DO NOT reboot system,unplug power supply and remove battery during BIOS update process.
    4.It is recommended to use the updated flash utility included in each BIOS download package.
    (How to use flash utility).

    * means validated by ECS at time of writing. Changes to component or CPU may produce a different outcome. The result shown is for reference only and is subject to change w/o notification.

    SocketFamilyProcessorWattageFrequencyCacheSteppingSince BIOS
    LGA1366Intel Core™ i7 Extreme965 (C0) (130W)N/A3.20 GHz8MBN/A05/04/2010
    LGA1366Intel Core™ i7 Extreme970 (B1) (130W)N/A3.20GHz12MBN/A05/04/2010
    LGA1366Intel Core™ i7 Extreme975 (D0) (130W)N/A3.33GHz8MBN/A05/04/2010
    LGA1366Intel Core™ i7 Extreme980X (B1) (130W)N/A3.33GHz12MBN/A05/04/2010
    LGA1366Intel Core™ i7 Extreme990X (B1) (135W)N/A3.46GHz12MBN/A05/04/2010
    LGA1366Intel Core™ i7920 (C0) (130W)N/A2.66GHz8MBN/A05/04/2010
    LGA1366Intel Core™ i7920 (D0) (130W)N/A2.66MHz8MBN/A05/04/2010
    LGA1366Intel Core™ i7930 (D0) (130W)N/A2.80GHz8MBN/A05/04/2010
    LGA1366Intel Core™ i7940 (C0) (130W)N/A2.93GHz8MBN/A05/04/2010
    LGA1366Intel Core™ i7950 (D0) (130W)N/A3.06GHz8MBN/A05/04/2010
    LGA1366Intel Core™ i7960 (D0) (130W)N/A3.2 GHz8MBN/A05/04/2010

      * Due to the chipset limitation, the actual memory speed may be different.

    TypeSpeedSizeVenderModuleChip BrandSS/DSRAW CardWorking Speed
    DDR3 1066MHz 1GB A-DATA M3OSS3H3I3120B5Z N/A SS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1066MHz 1GB Aeneon AEH760UD00-10FA98X Aeneon SS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1066MHz 1GB Corsair CM3X1024-1066C7 N/A SS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1066MHz 1GB Hynix HMT112U6AFP8C-G7N0 AA Hynix SS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1066MHz 1GB Kingston KVR1066D3N7 Elpida DS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1066MHz 1GB Micron MT8JTF12864AY-1G1D1 Micron SS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1066MHz 1GB Qimonda IMSH1GU03A 1F1C-10F Qimonda SS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1066MHz 1GB Qimonda IMSH1GU03A 1F1C-10G Qimonda SS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1066MHz 1GB Samsung M378B2873DZ1-CF8 SEC SS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1066MHz 1GB Samsung M378B2873EH1-CF8 SEC SS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1066MHz 2GB Elixir M2F2G64CB8HA4N-BE Elixir DS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1066MHz 2GB Hynix HMT125U6AFP8C-G7N0 AA Hynix DS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1066MHz 2GB Hynix HY MT125U64ZNF8-G8 AA Hynix DS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1066MHz 2GB Kingston KVR1066D3N7/2G N/A DS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1066MHz 2GB Micron MT16JTF25664AY-1G1D1 Micron DS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1066MHz 2GB OCZ OCZ3G1066LV4GK N/A DS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1066MHz 2GB Qimonda IMSH2GU13A 1F1C-10F Qimonda DS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1066MHz 2GB Qimonda IMSH2GU13A 1F1C-10G Qimonda DS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1066MHz 2GB Qimonda IMSH2GU13A 1F1C-13H Qimonda DS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1066MHz 2GB Samsung M378B5673DZ1-CF8 SEC DS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1066MHz 4GB Samsung M378B5273BH1-CF8 SEC DS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1333MHz 1GB Aeneon AXH760UD00-13GA98X Aeneon SS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1333MHz 1GB Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9DHX N/A SS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1333MHz 1GB Hynix HMT112U6AFP8C-H9N0 AA Hynix SS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1333MHz 1GB Kingston KVR1333D3N9 Elpida SS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1333MHz 1GB Qimonda IMSH1GU13A1F1C-13H Qimonda DS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1333MHz 1GB Samsung M378B2873DZ1-CH9 SEC SS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1333MHz 1GB Transcend JM1333KLU-1G Transcend SS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1333MHz 2GB A-DATA M3OSS6H3J4130E1C5Z N/A DS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1333MHz 2GB Elixir M2F2G64CB88G7N-CG Elixir SS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1333MHz 2GB HEXON ELPH8AUDR-13M88 N/A DS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1333MHz 2GB Hynix HMT125U6AFP8C-H9N0 AA Hynix DS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1333MHz 2GB Kingston KVR1333D3N9 Kingston DS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1333MHz 2GB Nanya NT2GC64B88B0NF-CG Nanya SS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1333MHz 2GB Qimonda IMSH2GU13A1F1C-13H Qimonda DS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1333MHz 2GB Samsung M378B5673EH1-CH9 SEC DS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1333MHz 2GB Transcend JM1333KLU-2G Transcend DS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1600MHz 1GB Kingston KHX12800D3K3/3GX N/A SS N/A Full Speed
    DDR3 1600MHz 2GB A-DATA AM2U139C2P1 A-DATA SS N/A Runs at 1600MHz
    DDR3 1600MHz 4GB A-DATA AM2U139C4P2 A-DATA DS N/A Runs at 1600MHz
    DDR3 800MHz 1GB Hynix PC3-6400U-6-00 Hynix SS N/A Full Speed
    Model: X58B-A3 SLI
    PCB Version: V1.0