Thursday, September 18th 2008

ASUS P6T Deluxe X58 Motherboard Coming Soon

XFastest.com posted today a ton of ASUS P6T Deluxe motherboard press event shots and detailed product pictures. All the valuable information about the motherboard can be seen in the pictures. Only four pics will be posted here, the rest of them can be viewed at our collegues at VR-Zone.

Source: XFastest
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26 Comments on ASUS P6T Deluxe X58 Motherboard Coming Soon

#1
Wile E
Power User
No mention of SLI compatibility. Bummer.
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#2
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
I know this is a bit stupid of me, but I'm waiting for a manufacturer to release a black and red motherboard. Plus, doing so I'll also be saving myself some headaches if I go straight ahead adopting a new infant.
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#3
theJesus
Aren't these chipsets supposed to be pretty cool-running and thus not need such elaborate cooling?
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#4
alexp999
Staff
Looks really similar to my P5Q deluxe. Was excited about nehalem, then they said that CPU and mem voltages would be sync'd. :shadedshu
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#5
theJesus
alexp999 said:
Looks really similar to my P5Q deluxe. Was excited about nehalem, then they said that CPU and mem voltages would be sync'd. :shadedshu
+1 on that, that's ****ing bullshit if you ask me. I will be surprised if there isn't at least one manufacturer that tries to find a work-around for that and let you un-sync them. I can't imagine it would be too difficult, just would probably need a lot of BIOS updates.
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#6
tkpenalty
theJesus said:
Aren't these chipsets supposed to be pretty cool-running and thus not need such elaborate cooling?
Not when you're running them at 2.4Ghz :p
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#7
alexp999
Staff
theJesus said:
+1 on that, that's ****ing bullshit if you ask me. I will be surprised if there isn't at least one manufacturer that tries to find a work-around for that and let you un-sync them. I can't imagine it would be too difficult, just would probably need a lot of BIOS updates.
Maybe at worst have ratios like you do for mem speed, but if AMD can have unlinked cpu/ram voltages why cant intel?

I like having my ram stock and CPU OC'd. Like I have now, If you want a massive OC on your CPU your gonna need high end RAM, thats not on.
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#8
Sasqui
I assume the 100% (insert Chinese characters here)... is 100% solid cpacitors. ;)

Nice to see an IDE plug - or is that a floppy connector? :laugh:

The side oriented Sata plugs suck, except for helping hide the cables.
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#9
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
SAS? Is that really needed or even helpful to enthusiasts?
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#10
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
theJesus said:
Aren't these chipsets supposed to be pretty cool-running and thus not need such elaborate cooling?
Yes. NB cooling is gimmicky, though the CPU VRM area needs it. Nehalem chips are hungry. SB needs it asusual, but on close inspection of the P6T, you'll notice the heatsink over NB isn't an elaborate affair like maybe Maximus Extreme, etc. However, don't fall for "X58 chipset cooling with ZOMG water blocks" the NB isn't the memory controller anymore, you won't be touching its voltage controls.
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#11
jbizzler
Wile E said:
No mention of SLI compatibility. Bummer.
Yeah there is. Look at the very last picture in the thread.

But really. SAS? I guess it's good because then this can be a workstation board as well.

This thing is going to be like $500. Just watch. Ridiculous.
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#12
paybackdaman
jbizzler said:
Yeah there is. Look at the very last picture in the thread.

But really. SAS? I guess it's good because then this can be a workstation board as well.

This thing is going to be like $500. Just watch. Ridiculous.
Still not seeing the SLI support...crossfire support yes....:confused:
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#13
Octavean
paybackdaman said:
Still not seeing the SLI support...crossfire support yes....:confused:
SLI support for this X58 board may still be pending certification. I’d start getting concerned if it ships without SLI certification and not before.
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#14
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
Sasqui said:
I assume the 100% (insert Chinese characters here)... is 100% solid cpacitors. ;)

Nice to see an IDE plug - or is that a floppy connector? :laugh:

The side oriented Sata plugs suck, except for helping hide the cables.
It has a floppy and IDE connector :p old skool
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#15
kaylix
What's wrong with floppy and IDE connectors?

Big deal if they're legacy components. It's nice to have the option. I've had to use them in the past to resurrect a clients hard drive.

And I think SAS is a fantastic addition. It's a $750+ option on Mac Pro's (of course those PCI controllers have their own processor) but the performance difference is amazing. I guess those folks who purchased WD Raptors and the new VelociRaptors would be interested in the next step in performance to SAS.
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#16
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
kaylix said:
Big deal if they're legacy components. It's nice to have the option. I've had to use them in the past to resurrect a clients hard drive.
I'm all for legacy components, someone asked if it had a floppy or ide and I was saying it did.
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#17
erocker
I'm all for having a floppy connector. Very helpful for flashing etc.. when there are problems flashing by other means.
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#18
DeltaFox
newtekie1 said:
SAS? Is that really needed or even helpful to enthusiasts?
Come on, what enthusiast doesn't want to run a couple of Cheetah 15K.6 in RAID 0 for OS and Games?
I know i do!
And now i don't need to but a expensive WS board for it or MSI K9A2 Platinum with its stupid SB 600
PS. Velociraptor maybe *almost* as fast but not if you do like do really heavy multitasking
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#19
Cold Storm
Battosai
Octavean said:
SLI support for this X58 board may still be pending certification. I’d start getting concerned if it ships without SLI certification and not before.
And with that, I think they won't show anything until the Big Bang... I think after that we will show more on the X58... I know the Big Bang II is driver software and what not, but one big thing after another you know..
But, my thoughts on it.
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#20
theJesus
tkpenalty said:
Not when you're running them at 2.4Ghz :p
I still didn't think it made much difference since the memory controller is in the cpu :ohwell:

btarunr said:
Yes. NB cooling is gimmicky, though the CPU VRM area needs it. Nehalem chips are hungry. SB needs it asusual, but on close inspection of the P6T, you'll notice the heatsink over NB isn't an elaborate affair like maybe Maximus Extreme, etc. However, don't fall for "X58 chipset cooling with ZOMG water blocks" the NB isn't the memory controller anymore, you won't be touching its voltage controls.
Very good points there. I wasn't thinking about the VRM area, which I would agree definitely does need it.
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#21
Morgoth
Wile E said:
No mention of SLI compatibility. Bummer.
sli is software based on nehalem
but who nows

btw anny signs of abit or msi x58 mainboard?
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#22
Cold Storm
Battosai
I bet those boards will be shown right before it comes out... I know it's coming! It has to!
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#23
KBD
DeltaFox said:
Come on, what enthusiast doesn't want to run a couple of Cheetah 15K.6 in RAID 0 for OS and Games?
I know i do!
And now i don't need to but a expensive WS board for it or MSI K9A2 Platinum with its stupid SB 600
PS. Velociraptor maybe *almost* as fast but not if you do like do really heavy multitasking
Word up, bro! RAIDing 2 SAS drives would be insane, hopefully the board supports RAID for these babies.
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#24
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
Morgoth said:
sli is software based on nehalem
but who nows

btw anny signs of abit or msi x58 mainboard?
No doubt msi and abit have their boards ready, they wouldn't miss this for the world
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#25
buggalugs
alexp999 said:
Looks really similar to my P5Q deluxe. Was excited about nehalem, then they said that CPU and mem voltages would be sync'd. :shadedshu
There are already reports of this being no longer true. Motherboard makers are providing their own solution to unsync the CPU/Memory.

Not sure if this early P6T has it, but i'd say it does.
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