Summary: ASUS has produced a quality mainstream X58 board with the P6X58D-E that has a nice mix of features at a reasonable price.
The black / blue / white color scheme of the P6X58D-E matches other ASUS boards that we have looked at, which looks good in my opinion.
Conclusion: Has a considerable feature-set for sub-£150 Very good layout Decent overclocking potential No IDE or eSATA support The ASUS P6X58D-E is currently available to purchase from Scan.co.uk for £149.42 . At HEXUS, we invite the companies whose products we test to comment on our articles.
Conclusion: The Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (rev 2) and Asus P5X58D-E are very similar to each other in terms of price, features and performance. The D-E has a few things going in its favour though, such as its extra on-board overclocking features, friendly BIOS, extra power phases and slightly superior performance...
ASUS P6X58D-E Intel X58 Express Motherboard Review
13 July 2010
Though the X58 chipset has really not changed in the nearly two years since its introduction, technology has of course moved on. Besides Intel’s 32nm process, which made the Gulftown six-core i7 980X processor possible, USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s’ release last year, along with several new...
Pros: – Updated features compared to original X58 boards including True USB 3 and SATA 6Gb/s, – Gulftown ready, – Excellent price
Conclusion: During my testing of the P6X58D-E motherboard I was not all that disappointed with its performance. I tend to look at three main characteristics when it comes to reviewing motherboards. One of these three characteristics I look at is, how is the layout of the motherboard?
Conclusion: Although our rating and final score are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at different points in time. While we do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are considered, there are often times unforeseen market...
Pros: Full-featured motherboard for value-enthusiasts, SuperSpeed USB-3.0 offers 5Gbps transfer speed, 16+2 Xtreme Phase Power VRD reduces power costs, Supports ATI CrossFireX and NVIDIA SLI dual and triple video card sets, Supports 24GB of dual-channel DDR3 up to 2000MHz, BIOS offers infinite enthusia...
Cons: High priced 'enthusiast' motherboard solution, BIOS options can be complicated for some users, Lacks hardware-based encryption features, SATA6G/USB3 borrow from PCI-E link lanes
Summary: All in all the Asus P6X58D-E is exactly what we were looking for in a P6T replacement. Its performance is superb and the overclocking facilities on offer are a match for boards costing far more money.
Pros: - Well Priced, - Great Performance, - Supreme overclocking, - Outstanding Layout