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ASUS P6T Deluxe X58 Express Motherboard (OC Palm Edition)

The early readiness of the ASUS P6T Deluxe X58 Express motherboard is proof of ASUS' technical prowess. ASUS already has full retail units of this motherboard ready for sale more than a month before the actual launch of the Intel X58 Express chipset and the Intel Core i7 processor. It is a certainty that the ASUS P6T Deluxe will be one of the few motherboards available for sale on launch date.

However, the P6T Deluxe does not look like a rushed job. As it is a pioneer motherboard for a new platform, it is obvious that ASUS went all out to make this motherboard the best one they could design. If they want to make a mark on launch date, they had better deliver their best work and it shows in the P6T Deluxe.

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Comprehensive Review

Model

• ASUS P6T Deluxe (OC Palm Edition)

CPU Socket

• Intel Socket B (LGA1366)

Chipset

• Intel X58 Express
• Intel ICH10R

Supported Processors

• Intel Core i7 Extreme
• Intel Core i7

System Bus

• Intel QuickPath Interconnect
• Up to 6.4 GT/s

Memory Type Support

• Six DDR3 240-pin DIMM slots
• Triple-channel support
• Maximum 12 GB

Memory Speeds

• DDR3-1600 (OC)
• DDR3-1333
• DDR3-1066
• DDR3-800

Expansion Slots

• 3 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots (x16/x16/x1 mode or x16/x8/x8 mode)
• 1 x PCI Express x4 slot
• 2 x PCI slots

Multi-GPU Support

• Supports NVIDIA SLI Technology
• Supports ATI CrossFireX Technology

Storage Connectivity Options

Intel ICH10R South Bridge
• 6 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
• Intel Matrix Storage supporting SATA RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10

Marvell 88SE6320 Controller
• 2 x SAS ports supportimg SAS RAID 0 and 1

Marvell 88SE6111 Controller
• 1 x Ultra DMA-133/100/66 port
• 1 x External SATA 3.0 Gb/s port

LAN Features

• Dual Marvell 88E8056 PCI Express Gigabit LAN controllers

USB Connectivity

• 14 USB 2.0 ports (8 rear ports, 3 motherboard headers)

IEEE 1394 (FireWire)

• VIA VT6308 controller
• Two IEEE 1394a ports (one rear port, one motherboard header)

Audio Solution

• ADI AD2000B 8-channel high-definition audio (HDA) codec
• Coaxial / optical S/PDIF-out ports
• DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC
• ASUS Noise Filter

Rear I/O Connectors

• 1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse combo port
• 1 x S/PDIF Out (coaxial + optical)
• 1 x External SATA
• 1 x IEEE1394a
• 2 x RJ45 LAN ports
• 8 x USB 2.0 ports
• 8-channel audio I/O

Internal I/O Connectors

• 1 x ATX 24-pin power connector
• 1 x EATX 8-pin 12V power connector
• 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector
• 3 x 3-pin chassis fan connectors
• 1 x 3-pin power fan connectors
• 1 x Floppy drive connector
• 1 x Front panel audio connector
• 1 x CD audio in header
• 3 x USB 2.0 connectors (for 6 USB ports)
• 3 x Onboard On/Off/CMOS reset buttons
• 6 x Serial ATA II connectors
• 1 x Front panel connector
• 1 x Onboard power LED
• 1 x ATA-133 IDE connector
• 1 x IEEE1394a header
• 1 x S/PDIF out header
• 1 x Chassis intrusion connector
• 1 x TPM connector
• 1 x Power On switch
• 1 x Reset switch

BIOS Features

• 16 MB Flash EEPROM
• LAN Boot ROM
• PnP, DMI 2.0, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4 support

Special Features

• ASUS TurboV Overclocking Utility
• ASUS OC Palm
• ASUS True 16+2 Phase Power Design
• Express Gate SSD
• ASUS EPU-6 Engine
• ASUS AI NAP
• ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution

Form Factor

• ATX (12" x 9.6", 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm)

Bundled Accessories

• 1 x 2-port USB 2.0, 1-port IEEE 1394 module
• 6 x Serial ATA data cables
• 2 x SAS cables
• 1 x UltraDMA-133 cable
• 1 x OC Palm kit (device + USB cable)
• 1 x ASUS Q-Shield
• 1 x Optional fan for water cooling / passive cooling only
• 1 x ASUS Q-Connector Kit
• 1 x ASUS SLI bridge connector

 

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