Intel has been well-deserving of respect in the PC hardware industry since the introduction of the first Core microarchitecture, and their new Nehalem (Core i7) processors continue the trend of high performance that Intel has established. The Core i7 processors are a significant release, especially important to those working in video editing, video encoding, and 3D rendering.
The MSI X58 Eclipse motherboard is the next up for Intel’s Core i7 (Nehalem) processors. As with all LGA1366 X58 motherboards, it fully supports up to 24GB of triple channel, DDR3 RAM. The motherboard also boasts APS (Active Phase Switching), Drive Booster, and D-LED 2 (which displays debug messages during boot and system status messages during operation).
If you’re looking for a P45 motherboard, the MSI P45 Diamond is an excellent choice. The Intel chipset (Eagle Lake) based motherboard is laced with incredible features, and is compatible with mostLGA775 processors, like the Intel Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Duo, Pentium Celeron Dual Core, and Celeron.