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

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Pros

includes a well written, easy to follow manual

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designed to be future proof - includes support for USB3 and SATA6

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well designed board layout - easy to work with

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good board for gamers - supports 6 core CPUs and up to 3 SLI graphics cards

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unique Express Gate feature - boot to a Linux-based desktop for basic computing tasks

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space between the PCI-E slots is tight - might be an issue for large graphics cards

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lacks RAID support for SATA 6 Gbps hard drives

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poor customer support - the RMA process can be slow

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The P6X58D Premium is a high-end ATX motherboard from Asus, released in mid-2010. This board prominently features 6-core processor compatibility, SATA 6 Gb/s support and USB 3.0 connectivity. As a gaming motherboard, 3-way SLI and quad CrossFireX is supported in addition to a variety of overclocking options.This board is exactly the same as the Asus P6X58D-E, but without built-in RAID support.

With the LGA1366 socket, up to 6-core Intel Core i7 processors can be installed in the P6X58D motherboard. Gamers can utilize 3 PCI-E slots at x16/x8/x8 in SLI mode with NVIDIA graphics cards. Next generation Serial ATA is also supported, giving users approximately double the performance of the previous generation. The USB 3.0 connection is approximately 10 times as fast with data rates reaching 4.8 Gbps. For those interested in overclocking, a 16+2 phase power design has been implemented, which enhances power stability and lowers temperatures simultaneously. Up to 24 GB of triple channel DDR3 memory is supported, and can be overclocked to 2000 MHz.

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
  • Expres Gate SSD mode
  • DTS 5.1 sound
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