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ASUS P6X58D Premium
"The X58 chipset is currently the flagship of Intel's chipset line, but it was lacking a couple of key features due to its launch date. These where of course SATA 3 and USB 3. This is no longer true thanks to Asus. They have put a SATA 3 Controller onboard as well as adding two USB 3 ports on the back of the motherboard."
ASUS feels the same way, and now offers their P6X58D-Premium motherboard to forward-thinking enthusiasts who might not want to wait for the launch of Intel's X68-Express platform. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests several X58-based ! motherboard against the ASUS P6X58D-Premium in heat-to-head graphics, processor, memory, and SSD storage performance."
The P6X58D appears to be an evolution of the vaunted ASUS P6T, not only with a new colour scheme but also several other design and functional improvements. Indeed, the P6X68D Premium is positioned to be the successor to the P6T going forward in the ASUS product lineup. Let's take at a closer look at some of these new features and see if the P6X58D Premium can successfully continue to evolve and improve the LGA1366 platform.
ASUS has taken the successful X58 chipset and added features like support for the next generation Intel 6-core CPUs, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.0 and more to their X58 lineup. These results in the most feature-rich motherboard on the X58 platform I have ever seen. Performance is as to be expected from a high-end board like this one and the layout of the motherboard is excellent.
I am very impressed with the Asus P6X58D Premium. This board was able to keep up with the big players on the market while even adding new features and keeping a lower price. With the upsides of the implementation of USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0Gb/s, Asus does a nice job future proofing this board.
Asus has been uncharacteristically slow at delivering an affordable next-generation X58 motherboard, with the only product amongst its ranks to offer USB 3.0 and 6Gbps SATA being the flagship P6X58D Premium.
Intel may have launched its X58 chipset nearly a year-and-a-half ago, but board vendors continue to come out with new product as technologies improve. This past winter, ASUS released the P6X58D Premium, a high-end offering that boasts support for both SATA 3.0 and USB 3.0, and one that just begs to be pushed hard with overclocking.
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