EVGA's Latest X58 Board Boasts USB 3.0, SATA 6Gb/s



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Keith E. Whisman

I'm not building another rig or purchasing another computer until all of the SATA ports and 6Gbps and all of the USB ports are USB3 with USB3 headers for the case front IO. And I'm not purchasing a case unitil they have a proper USB3 fully equipped front IO with USB3 wires that utilize a mobo header.

Also I want the ESATA to use the new SATA6Gbps standard as well. And damn it no more PS2 ports, comm ports, and LPT ports. Some manufactures still offer some of these ports on their IO and still some offer cables the run from the mobo and block a PCI slot. Who actually uses those comm ports and actually block PCI slots so you can have it?

Motherboard manufactures can really cut costs and simplify motherboard designs by getting rid of all legacy port support. Just imagine the chips and all of the accompanying traces that just clutter up modern mother boards would be gone, the mother boards would be free to use up more space for other things such as isolating an Audio circuit for bed noise reduction and higher fidelity play back and better over all system performance. With fewer chips and traces on a motherboard, the motherboard can be better designed to produce less heat and noise.

So legacy support in motherboards is really taking away from true innovation and what could be.



Expansion Slot:
1 x PCIe x16, 1 x PCIe x8/x16, 1 x PCIe x8, 1 x PCIe x1, 2 x PCI
2 x 32-bit PCI, support for PCI 2.1

Every photo they have shows only one PCI slot...what else they are lying about?


Then this article states there are 10 USB2.0 ports, but specs say there are only 8 and no mention about USB3.0 at all. Who to believe?


And finally, since when SATA inherit "G" int's name? SATA 3G?


Talcum X

I thought the USB 3.0 was backwards compatable?  Why then have 2.0 and 3.0 slots...why not make them all 3.0 and be done with it?



I do believe the G is for Gbps



You're right, there are definitely some discrepencies between the press release and the original product page. There's another product page, however, that appears to have it right -- it shows the USB 3.0 ports, updates the standard PCI slot count (to x1), and bumps up the number of USB 2.0 ports to 12 (looks like 8 external and 4 internal).

Product link has been updated in the article, or just click here.

-Paul Lilly

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