MSI X58M Motherboard

MSI X58M Motherboard
Published: December 5, 2009
Author: Amber Lupala
Editor: Amber Lupala
Provider: MSI


Today we are taking a look at a motherboard from MSI, they sent us a sample of their socket 1366  board which they’ve named the  X58M. It has some cool features such as; Live update,  APS power saving function, etc. We decided to run the board vs a high end Asus board in our tests so lets take a look at how it can perform in both normal benchmarking and overclocking.

About MSI:

Founded in August 1986, MSI has continued to uphold a business philosophy that stresses “Award-winning product quality and outstanding customer service.” MSI specializes in the design and manufacture of motherboards, graphics card, add-on cards, servers/workstations, iPC, barebones, communication devices, CE products, Notebooks, car infotainment products, and All-in-One PC.

“Quality Products Create Faithful Customers” is a motto that guides all that we do at MSI. For this reason, MSI goes all out to be the best of the best in research and development. Currently, 2,500 experienced engineers staff our research and development department. This talented team carries out its work with the latest research equipment, continuing to raise the bar on product quality and innovative product features.

At MSI, we put our motto — “Quality Products Create Faithful Customers”–into living practice. In 1995 and 1996, we received ISO-9002 and ISO-9001 product quality certification, respectively. In 1999, MSI received ISO-14001 environmental certification, affirming our commitment to the environment. Furthermore, MSI products undergo rigorous quality control testing, attaining a 99.6% quality rate, a level far higher than the industry standard. MSI’s superior product quality has garnered exceedingly favorable coverage from the global media, countless awards, and a very enthusiastic customer response.


Socket   1366
CPU (Max Support)  i7
AM3 CPU Ready  N/A
FSB / Hyper Transport Bus  6.4GT/s
Chipset  Intel® X58+ICH10/ICH10R
DDR2 Memory  N/A
DDR3 Memory  DDR3 800/1066/1333* (OC)
Memory Channel  Triple
DIMM Slots  6
Max Memory (GB)  24
PCI-Ex16  2
PCI-E Gen  Gen2 (2×16)
PCI-Ex4  1
PCI-Ex1  N/A
PCI  1
IDE  1
RAID  0/1/5/10 (Optional)
LAN  10/100/1000*1
TPM  1 (Optional)
USB ports (Rear)  6
Audio ports (Rear)  6
Serial ports (Rear)  N/A
Parallel ports (Rear)  N/A
eSATA  1
1394 ports (Rear)  1 (Optional)
Display Port  N/A
VGA Share Memory (MB)  N/A
DirectX  N/A
Form Factor  M-ATX
Sideport Memory  N/A
3-way SLI  N/A
Hybrid SLI  N/A
CrossFire  Y
Hybrid CrossFire  N/A
Green Power Genie  N/A


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The Product:

MSI X58M Motherboard MSI X58M Motherboard
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The motherboard comes packed in a cool green and black box with the main features and specifications listed on the back of the box.

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