I think there is something wrong with me…since such a simple picture can get me excited:
I love that heat sink, looks effective but sexy with plenty of room for aftermarket cooling. Unlike my ASUS board whose pounds of copper limits my aftermarket cooling options like nobody’s business.
Intel’s X58 boards feature a new socket to support their new “Bloomfield” processor which seems to be their new flagship “Extreme” processor. Rumor is that the top-level Bloomfield will cost $999, as opposed to the current top-level Extreme processor which costs well over the $1000 mark. I’m more excited about what that means for the pricing of the mid to low-end Bloomfields. Lower level chip, plus aftermarket cooling and some solid OC sounds good to me.
The new boards are DDR3 only, I’m still uncertain how great a performance gain the higher spec RAM yields but a quick glance at New Egg reveals some more reasonable prices than when I put together my rig. Still nothing like the bargain basement price of DDR2 memory. Plus it looks like we’ll be seeing both Crossfire and SLI support on these babies. Suhweet!
No, I won’t be building a new computer this soon, but a man can dream.