ASUS P6T DELUXE X58 Motherboard Preview


ASUS P6T DELUXEObviously it's far too early to draw up a conclusion on what we think of the ASUS P6T DELUXE without being readily armed with a handful of test results and comparisons to boards from other manufacturers.
However, ASUS have managed to avoid a lot of the design layout 'gotchas' that plague other motherboards especially when we take into consideration that they've had to squeeze in a larger CPU socket, an extra two DIMM slots and a 16(+2) phase power delivery circuit. While this isn't the be all and end all of a good motherboard, it's certainly a good start.
Features such as on-board SAS, TurboV and the capability of running both SLI and Crossfire configurations (X58 feature) are all also groundbreaking inclusions for what will be a 'middle road' desktop board, and we'll be testing each and every one of these features in detail when the NDA's permit.
Providing ASUS are kind to us, the P6T will also be the basis of our initial Nehalem results published sometime in November and we'll be sure to put both the board and the latest/greatest Intel CPU against some of their most powerful predecessors.
Stay tuned and feel free to discuss this preview in our forums.
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13-10-2008, 10:05:40

Ahem question time.

As Im presuming theres a cpu lying about for this board and some ram and that you might have got it up and running,

How hot does that northbridge get.

Oh and the vdimm voltage and cpu voltage thing any clue as to if there linked. Quote

13-10-2008, 10:20:14

I don't think they did, it is just a review on the motherboard of what it is, and maybe of what it is going to be capable of doing.. an insight if you will Quote

13-10-2008, 10:41:10

If I was looking to get this mobo, I would have wished they`d not put those caps so close to the zif/socket. Unless they`re shorter than the socket, but it doesn`t look like it.

DDR3 I have at home `says` 1.9v on it, even though CPUz reads the spd as 1.5v for all the presets. Running it 1.5 on the 775 leads to issues I think and is a mis-reading by CPUz (but we`re testing some stuff regarding that atm).

The padded i/o plates wreak of cheapness imo, I don`t like them myself, even tho it has little bearing on the pc as a whole (I have tried looking under them to see if they`ll come off ). Those SATA+Power cables are shocking - however I feel they`d be excellent if they instead made them eSATA + a usb cable for power That`d be nice.

It`s interesting to have an onboard spdif header and a hole next to the spdif output for the cable to run back into the pc for the hmdi->audio. And only 1 optical which I think is input. Like the ALC889a I suppose.

Interesting, best of luck with that one. I`ll look out for the review.Quote

13-10-2008, 11:10:02

That looks AMAZING. Love the LCD!Quote

13-10-2008, 11:41:18

i have one gripe..

the order on the slots should have been pcie 1x, pcie 16x, pci, pcie 16x, pcie 1x. the gap is a little too long gonna have to get special crossfire or sli bridges.

why are pci slots still showing up on new mobos anyway? Everything has gone pcie for the most part..Quote

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