||Supports Intel® Core i7 Processors|
||Intel® X58 Express Chipset + ICH10R Chipset|
||Dual/3 Channel DDR3 memory technology
6 – 240-pin DDR3 DIMM slots
Supports DDR3 1600/1333 non-ECC ,un-buffered memory
||1 – 32-bit PCI Slot
4 – PCI-Express x16 slot by 8-lane slots
1 – PCI Express x4 slots
||Embedded INTEL ICH10R Chipset:
6 – Serial ATA2 3Gb/s connectors
Supports HDDs with RAID 0,1,10,5 functions
Embedded JMB363 Chipset:
1 * Ultra DMA 133 IDE connector
||Realtek ALC888 HD Audio CODEC with 8-Channel|
||Realtek RT8111CVC PCI-E Gigabit LAN
Realtek RT8111CVC PCI-E Gigabit LAN
||Embedded 12 * USB 2.0/1.1|
||“IMAGE IT!” System Backup Software and “ProMagicPLUS!” System Recovery
Debug port & DIY Cool & DIY Switch x4
|Rear Panel I / O||8 – USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 – PS/2 mouse port
1 – PS/2 keyboard port
1 – SPDIF_OUT port
2 – RJ-45 port
1 – Audio I/O port
2 – e-SATA port
|Internal I / O||2 – USB 2.0/1.1 headers for 4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
CPU / Chassis Fan connectors
1 – 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1 – 24-pin ATX Power connector
1 – COM header
CD / AUX Audio in
Front panel audio connector
1 – HDMI_SPDIF header
||AMI 8MB SPI Flash ROM|
||ATX Form Factor (305mm X 245mm)|
Few great things jump out right away:
First and foremost is of course four PCI-e x16 slots with one PCI-e x4. What this means is that this motherboard can support up to 5 video graphics cards. You can use setups such as two x16 video cards or four x8 video cards. Now the PCI-e x4 doesn’t have enough bandwidth to do much heavy graphics but it’s still an option. Now clearly the motherboard won’t be able to hold four flagship video cards because there just wouldn’t be enough space to actually fit them. It’s very rare to have that many PCI-e options on a budget board.
This motherboard only supports Crossfire but not SLI as documentation might suggest.
BI-600 has a ready support for DDR3 1600/1333 without the need for overclocking in BIOS, which could be confusing for newer users. Also the amount of memory it can support is 24GB which is the max that is available on any motherboard on the market today. Not that anyone really has the need for 24GB of RAM but the possibility for upgrade is always pleasant.
Two RJ-45 connectors allows for Dual Gigabit LAN connection. This is rare feature for budget motherboards. It allows for some versatility, such as using it the motherboard as a switch, separating LAN from Internet connection etc.
The 6+2 MOSFET is another very nice feature for a budget board. Basically with 6 phases(channels) will provide more stability, less heat and longer life span of your motherboard and CPU.
It’s always better to buy a Sound card rather than using integrated it’s great to see motherboards including HD Audio on their boards. Jetway did the same including 8-channel audio chip which makes for great sound.