PAGE 1: Introduction
PAGE 2: Features
PAGE 3: Specifications
PAGE 4: Packaging and Accessories
PAGE 5: Board Layout
PAGE 6: Hardware Install
PAGE 7: BIOS
PAGE 8: Software and Utilities
PAGE 9: Test Setup and Methodology
PAGE 10: Synthetic Benchmarks
PAGE 11: System Benchmarks
PAGE 12: SLI Benchmarks
PAGE 13: Overclocking
PAGE 14: Summary
Review: ASUS P6X58-E Pro Motherboard Review
Reviewed by: Kipper
Provided by: ASUS USA
As you travel the web you will surely find those that say the newest X58 motherboards are “late to the party”. Everyone seems to be anxiously waiting for the release of the next offering of Sandy Bridge and/or the new X68 (LGA2011) processors which will usher in the next generation of motherboards. Remember the fiasco with the P67 boards and the recalls from every manufacturer? You will not see that with the X58 platform; it is now tried and true and with each new board released they should only get better and better, like a fine wine.
At the present time the X58 platform still reigns on top of the throne especially when running three or four GPUs in SLI or Crossfire. The P67 boards have proven not to scale as well due to the native number of PCIe lanes that Sandy Bridge is built with. The X58 platform is currently the only chipset supporting Triple Channel Memory and those Xtreme processors like the Intel 990X. There are still a large number of enthusiasts with an X58 configured system as their primary workhorse and ASUS is serving the needs of their customers.
The ASUS P6X58-E Pro is today’s review sample and I will be putting through a good number of tests. So, let’s get started and see if ASUS is on target with this new board.
ASUS, the world’s top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world’s best-selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, displays, desktop PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia, wireless solutions, networking devices and mobile phones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,398 awards in 2010, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC. With a global staff of more than ten thousand people and a world-class R&D team of 3,000 engineers, the company's revenue for 2010 was around US$10 billion.
Let's take a closer look at the P6X58-E Pro and see what their latest X58 based motherboard can do.