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ASUS Simplifies P6T Deluxe with P6T

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Roughly a month into its release, the P6T Deluxe is the most "affordable" LGA 1366 motherboard by ASUS. This however, isn't one of the most affordable LGA 1366 motherboards there are. There is a need for ASUS to cater to the value-ended LGA 1366 segment, which already has other major motherboard vendors' offerings such as the MSI X58 Platinum, Gigabyte EX58 DS4, etc.

    ASUS will be releasing a toned-down variant of the P6T Deluxe, to be named P6T. It is based on the Intel X58 + ICH10R chipset. The CPU power circuitry consists of an 8+2 phase design. The memory is powered by a 2-phase circuit. ASUS reworked the arrangement of the expansion card slots, with uniform spacing between the three PCI-Express x16 slots (have electrical lane arrangements of x16/16/x1 or x16/x8/x8). The motherboard supports ATI CrossFireX and NVIDIA 3-way SLI. A slightly simplistic component cooling has been introduced. There is a single gigabit ethernet controller. With these, ASUS looks to bring the motherboard out at an attractive price-point.

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    not a bad looking board, i wonder what are they asking for it and does it still have the SAS ports? I'm sure there will be even more budget models like P6T-E and so forth. The did they same thing with P45/35.
     
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    Yes it still has the SAS ports, they are the orange SATA slots. I like the PCI-E layout on that better than my P6T Deluxe, this thing doesn't want to do tri fire with my 4850 in the mix too for some reason. That board might though.
     
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    16/8/8 sounds ok for SLI/crossfire.

    looks like a very nice board, i wonder how much it will cost here in Au.
     
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    Wonder what the sacrifices are from the deluxe version and how much they want for it. Yes Im not on intel but I still like to keep up for those who want me to build systems for them :D
     
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    XD I know what you mean. My friend is getting a lot of money for his birthday and he's having me build him an uber gaming PC + water cooling... Scary. XD

    I may buy this same board someday. We'll see. ;D
     
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    So what do you do if you want 3way SLI and a sound card? your screwed?
     
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    The ASUS P6T (non-Deluxe) Manual has been out for download over at asus.com for at least a week now. I was looking for updated BIOS for the ASUS P6T Deluxe when I came across the documentation for the P6T so I downloaded it and skimmed through it for differences. The first time there was only a placeholder and no downloads for the P6T. Now they have not only the manual but the first release BIOS for download "P6T 0112 Bios".

    For what its worth, the P6T lists "Tripple-Channel DDR3 2000(O.C.) / 1866(O.C.) / 1800(O.C.) / 1600(O.C.) / 1333 / 1066 support" whereas the P6T Deluxe only lists "Tripple-Channel DDR3 1600(O.C.) / 1333 / 1066 support" in the manual. This might just be that they did more extensive testing on the P6T then the P6T Deluxe or maybe they were rushing with documentation and getting the product out with the Deluxe version. I don't necessarily think that there are any differences with supported MEM between these two boards.

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    There is a Qualified Vendors list which is much more extensive and max listed voltage for RAM was 2.0v but 1.9v was typical for DDR3-2000.
     
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    You use onboard. This is pretty much the norm for triple card setups, and people that use this type of setup seem to not care.
     
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    onboard sound and headphone FTW
     
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    Or you put them all on full-coverage blocks with single slot covers. lol.
     
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    Or you buy an external audio interface. Unfortunately, most of the high-quality ones are designed for recording and don't support half the crap gamers/enthusiasts/etc. want.
     
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    they just need to make those PCI-E 1x cards smaller.
     
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    Agreed. And make more of them so competition [hopefully] won't let prices get too high.
     

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