ASUS P6T Deluxe OC Palm Motherboard ReviewTue, Feb 03, 2009 - 12:00 AM
Final Thoughts and Conclusion
After a few weeks of using this board day-to-day, I have been very impressed. With a few BIOS revisions, the board is well sorted and I really have not come across anything that causes a problem. Being that this is one of the very first X58 boards, I expected a few teething problems, and I’m sure that with very early BIOS revisions there were a couple. For now though, I can say that I am very happy with this board and recommend it to just about anyone looking for a stable platform to run Intel’s Core i7.
Of course the biggest issue with Core i7 is that X58 motherboards are expensive, and with a starting price of $300 at the time of this article the P6T Deluxe is slightly north of middle in the price divide. Keep in mind, however, that the less expensive boards do not all have the ability to run SLI, and do not have an option to run SAS drives.
Overclocking on the ASUS P6T Deluxe was very simple. After just a few minutes reading up on the particulars of the i7 clock domains, you can easily crank your CPU 1GHz-1.4GHz over default speeds while maintaining rock solid stability!
Legit Bottom Line: If you are in the market for a Core i7 system, the ASUS P6T Deluxe is a superb motherboard that oozes quality from every component and has compelling features that other boards do not, which help to justify a slightly higher price. Uncompromising stability and speed don’t always come cheap; if you buy the best the first time, you only cry once.