ASUS P6X58D-E X58 LGA 1366 Motherboard
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Zahn Funk
Date: 12-06-2010
Provided by: ASUS

Itís no secret - Intel is planning to launch their new Sandy Bridge processor at CES next month in Las Vegas. At this point, we already know a good bit about Intelís next generation processor thanks to some informative previews, including the fact that it will require a new Socket Ė 1155. While some might not have a problem throwing down for a shiny new processor and motherboard, others arenít too terribly thrilled with the idea of yet another new socket from Intel Ė the third in as many years.

As of writing, Socket 1366 is still Intelís top performer, and with support for triple channel memory and Gulftown, that wonít change with early Sandy Bridge offerings. After all, Sandy Bridge is a mainstream release that isnít aimed at high-end enthusiasts.

That said, if you want the fastest system currently available and you want it right now, Socket 1366 is where itís at. Based on Intelís X58 chipset, Socket 1366 was released in late 2008 and has seen continued support from both Intel and board manufacturers ever since. Today we will be taking a look at an X58 board from ASUS, the P6X58D-E.

The P6X58D-E is packaged in a familiar ASUS-colored retail box. The box is covered with features and specifications on the front and back.

Inside the retail package is the board itself, I/O shield, four SATA cables, two SATA 6 cables, a triple SLI bridge, a dual SLI bridge, two Q-Connectors, user manual, driver disc and an ASUS case badge.

Let's move ahead and check out the features and specifications of this board.

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