Excerpt: Asus’s P6T Deluxe isn’t the most over-the-top Core i7 board we’ve tested, but it certainly has a leg up on Intel’s bare-bones DX58SO. For one thing, it finally brings us graphics reunification by supporting both two-card SLI and CrossFire X configurations. And instead of the gimpy four-slot DIMM setup of Intel’s DX58SO, the P6T Deluxe features six DDR3 DIMM slots. The board, of course, supports all Core i7 CPUs.
Pros: Graphics reunification, six DIMMs, and a nifty external LCD display.
Cons: BIOSes and applications are still a little rough around the edges.
Conclusion: The extended testing we gave the Asus P6T was partially due to the plethora of features and partially due to it’s just a fun board. Overclocking was easily achieved with a minimum of fiddling with voltages. The three different triple channel RAM kits we tested were plug and play even at high speeds. We ran six different GPU’s on the board for a total of nine different configurations (Single GPU and SLI/CrossFire) and every configuration was pain free and easily setup.
Conclusion: This review of the ASUS P6T Deluxe OC Palm Edition is one of the longer and most thorough reviews of a motherboard we have written. We could have probably written another ten pages and still not covered every feature and function this board has to offer. There however, comes a point where a lengthy review can have a diminishing benefit to our readers as the information can start to become convoluted and boggle the mind.
Pros: Supports both CrossFire and SLI, Express Gate for casual browsing and emergencies, Most feature laden board we've seen in some time, Excellent performance, Provides a slew of utilities that are all beneficial, The OC Palm is an excellent monitoring device for both hardware and overclocking, Given the performance and features, the price is right, Power saving EPU-6 engine is second to none, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Onboard Support, Quiet thermal design keeps the boar...
Cons: Inability to independently adjust each core's multiplier, Turbo Boost not available when overclocking
Excerpt: Just last week Intel unveiled the new Core i7 processor based on the Nehalem core architecture bringing about a new platform for Intel systems. The new CPU brought a host of changes when compared to the Intel Core 2 line including an integrated DDR3 memory controller, QuickPath Interconnect interface, a new cache infrastructure and other additions. With the CPU migration comes a socket change and of course a new chipset to fill the gap for core logic.
Excerpt: Core i7 is here and Intel is going to be pushing this as the new enthusiast processor platform. We have already taken a look at two of their three models released to the market, the Core i7 920 and Core i7 965. Both have proven themselves to be a very impressive processor and are quite easily capable of taking over where Core 2 leaves off.
Asus P6T-Deluxe X58 Nehalem Motherboard Presentation
21 August 2008
Summary: At the begin of this week, 18th and 19th of August to be precise, Asus held an Advanced OverClocking Contest and new Intel X58 presentation in Berlin, Germany. Madshrimps was also present and with this short article we´ll be presenting some new upcoming hardware from Asus.
Conclusion: Today we have tested two motherboards based on Intel's X58 chipset from Asus and Foxconn. While users might think that both solutions should be similar, in fact they aren't. First of all, the motherboards are priced differently, reflecting the target group and o the overall features/retail package of each product. The Asus P6T Deluxe/OC Palm Edition is a fully-armed motherboard for extreme overclocking with some neat features like GateExpress and an external LCD screen.