ASUS P6T DELUXE X58 Motherboard Preview

Thoughts
 
ASUS P6T DELUXEObviously it’s far too early to draw up a conclusion on what we think of the ASUS P6T DELUXE without being readily armed with a handful of test results and comparisons to boards from other manufacturers.
 
However, ASUS have managed to avoid a lot of the design layout ‘gotchas’ that plague other motherboards especially when we take into consideration that they’ve had to squeeze in a larger CPU socket, an extra two DIMM slots and a 16(+2) phase power delivery circuit. While this isn’t the be all and end all of a good motherboard, it’s certainly a good start.
 
Features such as on-board SAS, TurboV and the capability of running both SLI and Crossfire configurations (X58 feature) are all also groundbreaking inclusions for what will be a ‘middle road’ desktop board, and we’ll be testing each and every one of these features in detail when the NDA’s permit.
 
Providing ASUS are kind to us, the P6T will also be the basis of our initial Nehalem results published sometime in November and we’ll be sure to put both the board and the latest/greatest Intel CPU against some of their most powerful predecessors.
 
 
Stay tuned and feel free to discuss this preview in our forums.