MSI Launches X58 Pro for Core i7

MSI, one of the world's leading mainboard manufacturers, today announced its most affordable X58 based mainboard, the X58 Pro. It offers an innovative new architecture adopting the latest Intel® X58 Express chipset that supports Intel® Core i7 processors along with an ultra-high bandwidth QPI (Quick Path Interconnect) transmission system and high-speed 3-channel DDR3 memory. X58 Pro also utilizes the Gen.2 DrMOS, which was introduced exclusively by MSI in the P45 series, improving its power efficiency more than 93% to increase performance.

In order to maximize performance and provide a stable and adequate power, the MSI X58 Pro has utilized the Gen.2 DrMOS, recommended by Intel for processor power design, along with the exclusive BIOS-level Active Phase Switching (APS) technology for better energy-saving. These advanced designs provide stable power supply capacity required by the high bandwidth operations in the CPU and help to achieve energy savings for the entire system as well. The MSI high-end mainboard presents the "Insist on DrMOS" concept which is proven to be the best power-saving and overclocking provider from several well-known testers and end-users. We'll continue to utilize DrMOS in MSI mainboard products to deliver the best possible power design” said Jason Lee, DPS marketing director of MSI.

The X58 Pro is equipped with three x16 PCI Express graphics slots offering the possibility of multiple graphic cards connected for ATI 3-way CrossFireX. The X58 Pro mainboard can supply dual full-bandwidth x16 connections and one more x16 PCI Express slot to create the maximum bandwidth for 3-way graphics. This powerful multi-graphics capability helps to achieve the highest 3D gaming resolutions with more detailed DirectX 10 effects. It increases the 3D frame rate to a higher level for a smooth hardcore gaming experience.

Plug & Play onboard eSATA interface for storage expansion
The X58 Pro, just like other high-end MSI mainboards, comes with an onboard eSATA 3Gb/s interface to allow plug & play storage. It allows users to connect a backup HDD easily requiring no complex setup. This leads to lower access times and CPU resource requirements.

Unlike the other eSATA bracket solution, X58 Pro is designed with onboard eSATA on rear I/O to give a direct link to extra storage chip and Intel chipset, providing the best compatibility with external storage devices.