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ASUS P6X58 Premium Detailed, Updates Platform with USB 3.0 and SATA III

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Motherboard mogul ASUS is ready with a new premium motherboard for the LGA-1366 platform. The P6X58 Premium breaks away from the "P6T" nomenclature the company used for its Intel X58-based motherboards, and flashed "X58" in the model name. This motherboard brings two new connectivity standards to the platform: USB 3.0 "SuperSpeed", and SATA III 6 Gbps. It uses additional controllers onboard to expand the chipset's feature-set.

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no ESATA?
 

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wait they didnt have those at every x58 mobo:confused:
 

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Maybe they'll bundle an eSATA bracket. Otherwise the package lost a useful component.
Well, there is a secondary option of having a case that has an E-SATA plug-in. But I wouldn't see that being reasonable seeing as though USB 3.0 is faster than that. Right?
 

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Well, there is a secondary option of having a case that has an E-SATA plug-in. But I wouldn't see that being reasonable seeing as though USB 3.0 is faster than that. Right?
Theoretical max for USB 3.0 is 4.8 Gbps, that of SATA III is 6 Gbps.
 
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My mistake, I was associating E-SATA with SATA II. Didn't know it could support all SATA standards that can be external.
 
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I seriously thought I was looking at a GigaByte board there for a second...

Sound layout, glad to see the absence of a floppy connector. Hope the EIDE one and the PS/2s will follow soon.
 
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Wow, USB 3.0 support and Sata III but freakin IDE and PS2 connectors :wtf:
 

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No floppy connector. :p Bout time.
 
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For me, not as enticing as the P6T7, which has a single PS/2 port and no IDE/floppy.
 

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I seriously thought I was looking at a GigaByte board there for a second...

Sound layout, glad to see the absence of a floppy connector. Hope the EIDE one and the PS/2s will follow soon.
Yeah same here i'm glad they are removing the floppy connection. Although people like me still use IDE as all my SATA ports are already taken. Plus DVD's ar no fater on a sata connection anyways.


EDIT i found the buttons lol.
 

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When USB 3.0 gets utilized by actual Products, instead of simply being a standard, I'll look into this.
 

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Meh, My 680i board is still future proof.:laugh:;)
 

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SATA III yet they still can't manage latching sockets for the 6 main ports? :(
 

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Why only 6 expansion slots? Why are so many board makers ripping us off of that 7th slot?
 

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My mistake, I was associating E-SATA with SATA II. Didn't know it could support all SATA standards that can be external.
USB 2.0 could put out 480Mb, but in reality it was 30MB/s. USB 3.0 can do 4.8Gb, so IMO its likely to match sata II at 300MB/s


Interesting, USB 3.0 is going to be the same on the 'motherboard' end of the cable, but different on the device end (see previous pics/threads for images)
 

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USB 2.0 could put out 480Mb, but in reality it was 30MB/s. USB 3.0 can do 4.8Gb, so IMO its likely to match sata II at 300MB/s


Interesting, USB 3.0 is going to be the same on the 'motherboard' end of the cable, but different on the device end (see previous pics/threads for images)
What do you mean? USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0.

Which is unfortunate, I believe, because I dislike the USB 2.0 interface. Because you have to slide it in on a specific side, inside of just being able to pop it in either way, which would be so much less irritating.
 

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What do you mean? USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0.

Which is unfortunate, I believe, because I dislike the USB 2.0 interface. Because you have to slide it in on a specific side, inside of just being able to pop it in either way, which would be so much less irritating.
If you look at pictures of the cable, the other end of USB 3.0 cables is different.
 

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YADRMFA is all i can say. How about some new designs Asus, also what about some quality assurance for your older products (P6T anyone???)
 
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