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ASUS P6X58-E WS Review



Intel® Socket 1366 Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition/Core™ i7 Processor/
Intel® Xeon® W5500/3600/3500 Series
Intel® Xeon® X5600/5500 Series
Intel® Xeon® E5600/5500 Series
Intel® Xeon® L5600/5500 Series
Supports Intel® Dynamic Speed Technology
Intel® X58 / ICH10R 
System Bus
Up to 6400 MT/s ; Intel® QuickPath Interconnect
6 x DIMM, Max. 24 GB, DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066 ECC,Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
Triple channel memory architecture
Support Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Due to Intel spec definition, DIMMs of DDR3-1800 or above are supported by specific CPU models only.
* Please load X.M.P or D.O.C.P setting in BIOS for hyper DIMM (DDR3 1800MHz or above) support. * Please refer to www.asus.com or user manual for Memory QVL.
Expansion Slots
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (@ x16)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (@ x16 or x8)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (@ x8)
1 x PCIe x1 
Multi-GPU Support
Supports NVIDIA® 3-Way SLI™ Technology
Supports ATI® Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
Intel ICH10R controller
6 xSATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
Intel® Matrix Storage Support RAID 0,1,5,10
Marvell® 9128 PCIe SATA6Gb/s controller
2 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s ports, supporting RAID 0 and 1 
2x Intel® 82574L GbE LAN, support teaming function
Realtek ALC889 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Front Panel Jack-Retasking
Coaxial / Optical S/PDIF out ports at back I/O
ASUS Noise-Filer 
IEEE 1394
VIA VT6315N supports 2 x 1394a port(s)
USB 3.0 controller
- 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (Blue, at back panel)
Intel® X58 Chipset
- 12 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 6 ports at back panel)
ASUS Unique Features
EPU - 6 Engine
True 16+2 Phase Power Design
Turbo V
Fan Xpert
Fanless Design: Heat-pipe solution
My Logo 2
CrashFree BIOS 3
EZ Flash 2
C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
O.C. Profile 
ASUS Workstation Special Features
5 PCIe x 16 slots
G.P. Diagnosis Card bundled
ASUS SASsaby Cards support (PCIEx16_5 slot only)
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo port
1 x IEEE 1394a
2 x LAN(RJ45) port(s)
2 x USB 3.0/2.0
6 x USB 2.0/1.1
1 x S/PDIF Out (Coaxial + Optical)
8 -Channel Audio I/O
Internal I/O Ports
3 x USB 2.0/1.1 connector(s) support additional 6 USB ports
1 x TPM connector
1 x Power Fan connector(s)
1 x S/PDIF Out connector
24-pin ATX Power connector
8-pin ATX +12V Power connector
1 x System Panel (20-pin)
Chassis Intrusion connector
CPU fan with PWM control
Chassis fan1 with Q-fan control
Chassis fan2 with Q-fan control
Chassis fan3 with Q-fan control
Front panel connector
16 Mb Flash ROM AMI BIOS, Green, PnP, DMI v2.0, Wfm2.0, ACPI v2.0a, SMBIOS v 2.5
WOL/WOR by PME, WOR by Ring, Chassis Intrusion
User's manual
4 x Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s cables
2 x Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s cables
ASUS Q-Shield I/O Plate
2 x Q-Connectors
1 x ASUS 3-Way SLI bridge connector
1 x ASUS CrossFireX connector
Support Disc
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
ASUS Update
BIOS flash utility under DOS
AI Suite II
Adobe Acrobat Reader ver 8.0
Microsoft DirectX ver 9.0C
Image-Editing Suite 
Form Factor
ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )



  • Built-in Dual Intel Server-Class Gigabit LAN
  • G.P. Diagnosis Card - assists users in system checking by effortlessly and quickly providing precise system checks right after they switch on their PCs.
  • Diag. LED - Diag. LED checks key components (CPU, DRAM, VGA card, and HDD) in sequence during motherboard booting process. If an error is found, the LED next to the error device will continue lighting until the problem is solved. This usr-friendly design provides an intuitional way to locate the root problem within a second.
  • Intel 32nm 6-Core CPU Support Ready
  • True USB 3.0 -10X Faster Data Rates!
  • True SATA 6Gb/s RAID Support - Experience the Future of Storage!
  • True 16+2 Phase Power Design - Unprecedented Innovation with the Best Quality Component for Best Performance
  • 3-Way SLI & Quad-GPU support - Flexible Multi-GPU solutions, Your Weapon of Choice!
  • TurboV - New OC Records with Real - Time Super-precise Tunings
  • ASUS EPU - System Level Energy Savings
  • AI Suite II - One-stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features

All information courtesy of ASUS @ http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1366/P6X58E_WS/#specifications

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Motherboard)
  3. Closer Look: Included Programs
  4. Closer Look: The BIOS
  5. Specifications & Features
  6. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  7. Testing: Apophysis, WinRar, GeekBench
  8. Testing: SiSoft Sandra 2011
  9. Testing: ScienceMark, Cinebench, HD Tune
  10. Testing: FarCry 2
  11. Testing: Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2
  12. Testing: Batman Arkham Asylum
  13. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  14. Conclusion
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