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The P6X58D-E is a high-end ATX motherboard from Asus, released in mid-2010.

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Pros

good overclocking support - includes the manufacturer's OC Profile tool for backing up configurations

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lots of room for larger CPU coolers

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Express Gate SSD - includes a proprietary instant-on Linux desktop environment

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compatible with both next-generation storage options - SATA6 and USB3

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Cons

might not be able to fit a 3rd video card on the board

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lacks RAID support for SATAIII SSDs

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when used with multiple GPUs, ports can become blocked on the bottom

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BIOS settings can be confusing to inexperienced system tweakers

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The P6X58D-E is a high-end ATX motherboard from Asus, released in mid-2010. This gaming board features is compatible with 6-core Intel processors, supports SATA 6 Gb/s hard drives and totes USB 3.0 connectivity. Various overclocking features come standard in addition to multi-GPU support.

This board is exactly the same as the Asus P6X58D Premium, but with built-in RAID support. Both 4 and 6 core Intel Core i7 processors can be installed into the P6X58D’s LGA1366 socket. As a gamer motherboard, overclocking is well supported with its 16+2 phase power design. This technology promotes power stability and lowers temperatures in the process. Up to 3 video cards can be used in NVIDIA SLI mode, while a quad card setup can be utilized in ATi’s CrossFireX configuration. Next generation SATA 6 Gb/s is also supported, giving the 2 connections about twice the data transfer performance of the previous generation. USB 3.0 also comes standard, giving users an approximate 10x boost over the two included ports.

Features
  • Intel Core i7 support (6-core compatible)
  • 24 GB of DDR3 memory (max.)
  • 6x SATA 3GB/s connectors
  • 2x SATA 6GB/s connectors
  • 4x USB 2.0 / 2x USB 3.0 ports
  • 1x IEEE 1394a (FireWire) port
  • 8 channel HD audio with S/PDIF
  • 2x Gigabit Ethernet
  • 100% Japanese capacitors
  • 16+2 phase power design
  • Express Gate SSD mode
  • DTS 5.1 sound
  • RAID support
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