ASUS P6X58D-E Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

ASUS P6X58D-E  Review

Test Setup

Motherboard : ASUS P6X58D-E
CPU : Intel Core i7 930 @ 2.8GHz stock and 4.2GHz OC
RAM : 6GB Corsair Dominator GT @1333mhz stock and 2000MHz OC
GPU : ATI 5870 1GB using Catalyst 10.3
PSU : Corsair HX850
HDD : 160GB Western Digital
Monitor : Samsung 2433 24" @ 1920x1200
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Overclocking

ASUS motherboards have always been a pleasure to overclock on thanks to their excellent BIOS and very refined motherboards. The P6X58D-E is no exception.

As always the first goal is to find out our maximum BCLK. With the multiplier lowered to ensure we don't overstress the CPU we managed to hit 209.8 MHz BCLK which should allow us to easily bust 4GHz on the CPU.

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With this BLCK the next job is to get the CPU stable at its default multiplier. This was easily achieved with a mild 1.336v on the CPU, once again showing the might of the i7-930. However this requires some curious memory dividers so let's get it all stable at our usual settings.

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Finally we have the settings we're using for todays overclocking tests. 200x21 gives us a rock solid 4.2GHz on the CPU and allows our Corsair Dominator GT to run at its rated 2000MHz speed.

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Time for some testing.

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Most Recent Comments

24-05-2010, 05:52:56

tinytomlogan
ASUS have given us an E version of their excellent P6X58D Premium. Is it a bargain or a cut too far?

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24-05-2010, 06:08:09

Sunny Sahota
nice to see that some of can get up for work early in the morning lol

24-05-2010, 06:20:23

Sunny Sahota
If I was looking at building an i7 980x rig, would the Premium be the better board to take based purely on the processor?

24-05-2010, 06:21:11

tinytomlogan
Wouldnt make any difference in that respect tbh.

24-05-2010, 16:00:39

Sunny Sahota
hmm might look in to getting this over the R3E if its not in stock by the time I come round to buying it. looks like a fantastic board. thansk for the great review

25-05-2010, 03:15:16

GrimReaper
Nice board! how much does it retail for?

25-05-2010, 03:18:58

Sunny Sahota

25-05-2010, 11:35:59

VonBlade
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='GrimReaper'
Nice board! how much does it retail for?
At the top of every review alongside the authors name is the current price.

22-01-2011, 08:30:45

Hribi
I love these motherboard the price/performance for me ist the best!!!
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