CPU 1. Support for an Intel Core i7 series processor in the LGA1366 package2. L3 cache varies with CPU QPI 1. 4.8GT/s, 6.4GT/s Chipset 1. North Bridge: Intel X58 Express Chipset2. South Bridge: Intel ICH10R Memory 1. 6 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 24 GB of system memory2. Dual/3 channel memory architecture3. Support for DDR3 2200/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules4. Support for non-ECC memory modules5. Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules Audio 1. Realtek ALC889 codec2. High Definition Audio3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel4. Support for Dolby Home Theater5. Support for S/PDIF In/Out6. Support for CD In LAN 1. 1 x Realtek RTL8111D chip (10/100/1000 Mbit) Expansion Slots 1. 2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1/PCIEX16_2)2. 2 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8_1/PCIEX8_2) (The PCIEX16_1, PCIEX16_2, PCIEX8_1 and PCIEX8_2 slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)3. 2 x PCI Express x1 slots4. 1 x PCI slot Multi-Graphics Technology 1. Support for 2-Way/3-Way ATI CrossFireX/NVIDIA SLI technologyStorage InterfaceSouth Bridge:1. 6 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATA2_0, SATA2_1, SATA2_2, SATA2_3, SATA2_4, SATA2_5) supporting up to 6 SATA 3Gb/s devices2. Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10 Marvell 9128 chip:1. 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (GSATA3_6, GSATA3_7) supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s devices2. Support for SATA RAID 0, and RAID 1 GIGABYTE SATA2 chip:1. 1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices2. 2 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (GSATA2_8, GSATA2_9) supporting up to 2 SATA 3Gb/s devices3. Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, and JBOD JMicron JMB362 chip:1. 2 x eSATA 3Gb/s connectors (eSATA/USB Combo) on the back panel sup- porting up to 2 SATA 3Gb/s devices2. Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, and JBOD iTE IT8720 chip:1. 1 x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive USBIntegrated in the South Bridge1. Up to 10 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (6 on the back panel, including 2 eSATA/USB Combo, 4 via the USB brackets connected to the internal USB headers) NEC chip:1. Up to 2 USB 3.0/2.0 ports on the back panel IEEE 1394 1. T.I. TSB43AB23 chip2. Up to 3 IEEE 1394a ports (2 on the back panel, 1 via the IEEE 1394a bracket connected to the internal IEEE 1394a header) Internal I/O Connectors 1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector Connectors2. 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector3. 1 x floppy disk drive connector4. 1 x IDE connector5. 8 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors6. 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors7. 1 x CPU fan header8. 3 x system fan headers9. 1 x power fan header10. 1 x North Bridge fan header11. 1 x front panel header12. 1 x front panel audio header13. 1 x CD In connector14. 1 x S/PDIF In header15. 1 x S/PDIF Out header16. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers17. 1 x IEEE 1394a header Back Panel Connectors 1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard port2. 1 x PS/2 mouse port3. 1 x coaxial S/PDIF Out connector4. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector5. 1 x clearing CMOS button6. 2 x IEEE 1394a ports7. 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports8. 2 x USB 3.0 ports9. 2 x eSATA/USB Combo connectors10. 1 x RJ-45 port11. 6 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out/Rear Speaker Out/ Side Speaker Out/Line In/Line Out/Microphone) I/O Controller 1. iTE IT8720 chip H/W Monitoring 1. System voltage detection2. CPU/North Bridge temperature detection3. CPU/System/Power fan speed detection4. CPU overheating warning5. CPU fan fail warning6. CPU/System fan speed control BIOS 1. 2 x 16 Mbit flash2. Use of licensed AWARD BIOS3. Support for DualBIOS4. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b Unique Features 1. Support for @BIOS2. Support for Q-Flash3. Support for Xpress BIOS Rescue4. Support for Download Center5. Support for Xpress Install6. Support for Xpress Recovery27. Support for EasyTune 8. Support for Dynamic Energy Saver 29. Support for Smart 610. Support for Auto Green11. Support for eXtreme Hard Drive12. Support for Q-Share Bundle Software 1. Norton Internet Security (OEM version) Form Factor1. ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm It is highly recommended to always use the most recent driver version available.Do not forget to check with our site as often as possible in order to stay updated on the latest drivers, software and games.Try to set a system restore point before installing a device driver. This will help if you installed a wrong driver. Problems can arise when your hardware device is too old or not supported any longer.