Excerpt: In the world of motherboard makers, they just don’t get any bigger than ASUS. Over the past year the company has grown by leaps and bounds. They have always offered a value priced motherboard with a good selection of features and stability, and at the same time they build in overclocking must haves. The last couple of years we’ve seen a number of enthusiast motherboards, but none have offered more than ASUS.
Summary: There’s a lot to like here, including an improved ExpressGate browser that lets you save files from the preboot browser to a USB key, and a cool Palm display that lets you both overclock the board and remotely monitor its vitals. There are some rough spots still to be ironed out, but we’d definitely take the P6T over Intel’s board at this point.
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.