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Want a peek at Intel's 'Nehalem'-oriented X58 chipset? Well here it is, courtesy of mobo maker MSI, which today announced its first board for Core i7 processors.

MSI Eclipse Core i7 mobo

MSI's Eclipse: awaiting Core i7

MSI's X58 Eclipse is equipped with the Socket B - LGA-1366 - interconnect to support the likes of 'Bloofield', Intel's upcoming desktop Nehalem. The board uses QuickPath instead of ye olde frontside bus.

Eclipse will provides three memory channels, allowing it to take up to six 1333MHz DDR 3 DIMMs - the first of its kind to do so, MSI claimed. The board will take up to 24GB of RAM.

MSI Eclipse Core i7 mobo

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