Asus P6X58D Premium ReviewGeekspeak411 - March 17, 2010
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I am very impressed with the Asus P6X58D Premium. This board was able to keep up with the big players on the market while even adding new features and keeping a lower price. With the upsides of the implementation of USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0Gb/s, Asus does a nice job future proofing this board. The overclocking was extremely easy; I was able to get my processor to its max speed with two tries. The heatsinks on all the chips worked quite well and kept everything nice and chilly. I never once had to worry about temperatures thanks to the dedicated implementation of Asus' Xtreme components, allowing higher performance and extended value. On top of that, this board is certified to work with the upcoming i7 hexacore 'Gulftown' processors, leaving your upgrade path unhindered. The only negative I can even see is the fact that this board is only slightly behind the Rampage II Extreme, but that's to be expected considering the class difference. The performance was right on par with the ROG board and with the additional features, the P6X58D is a bargain. But again, these two boards are targeted at different segments.
The board includes a nice accessory bundle and looks very good in its blue paint job. With Tri-SLI capabilities, this board would be an excellent choice of gamers. The value of this board is evident while using it and the Express Gate features just top the cake. However, I would like to see a much larger realization of potential happen on that topic. I am very pleased with the P6X58D Premium because it combines high quality components with high quality engineering and future proofing. As such, I have no hesitation recommending this board to every power user looking to upgrade. The P6X58D is here in all its Xtreme goodness.
- Very High Quality Construction
- Excellent Chipset Cooling
- Tri-SLI and Crossfire X ready
- USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0Gb/s
- Supports 'Gulftown' Processors
- Very Simple and Efficient Overclocking