ASUS P6X58D-E Intel X58 Express Motherboard Review

It’s been just over 1.5 years since I reviewed my first Intel X58 motherboard.  I still consider the LGA 1366 Core i7 processor coupled with the X58 Express chipset an awesome combination, and just has to be that much better with the new six-core Core i7 980x Extreme.  I haven’t had the opportunity to try one of those yet, though the price has dropped to $1K, it is still a little out of my hardware budget.  Actually a lot out of my hardware budget.

Though well equipped, including Asus’ TurboV, Asus Express gate, and Asus EPU6, among many other features, that first Asus X58 motherboard I had, the P6T, has become a little dated, especially compared to Asus’ newer motherboards.  The P6T had 8+2 phase voltage regulating, Asus has since improved on that with other boards.  And both USB3 and SATA 6Gb/s has been released since the P6T was released.

So to bring the venerable X58 up to date, Asus has released a couple of new X58 boards.  Today I will be looking at the Asus P6X58D-E motherboard, a new Asus board sporting 16+2 phase power, true USB3 and SATA 6Gb/s, and support for the Intel Bloomfield processor and Microsoft Windows 7.  Read on to check out the Asus P6X58D-E motherboard!

The P6X58D-E comes in a sleeved box which generally means it is towards the “Deluxe” level of Asus’ product line.  The color scheme follows their 2010 Intel pattern, a blue sky with a few indiscernible clouds motif.  Of course there is a large amount of features and specs here.

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Inside, the board is separated from the accessories by a cardboard divider.  As always, the board is protected in one of Asus’ static free bags.

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