ASUS P6X58E-Pro X58 Motherboard
Author: Michael O'Neill
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 09-05-2011
Provided by: ASUS
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Unboxing


Aside from the motherboard the box came with relatively few accessories. These accessories include the I/O plate, four SATA cables (each one with one 90 degree end ), software CD, users manual, 2-way and 3-way SLI bridges, easy headers for the front panel and an easy header for one USB riser. This is a relatively disappointing assortment of accessories for a performance board. The bare essentials are there though and these may appeal to the purists out there that just want some heavy-hitting performance without the bells and whistles.

ASUS does offer a flavor of this board with a few more accessories and perks for a little more money in the P6X58-E WS. Regardless, for $250 a couple of expansion USB slots could have been included.

For those not familiar with the easy headers, they are small connectors you can hook all of your front panel LEDs and buttons to and then that connector goes into your motherboard. This saves your eyes and your fingers some hassle with the tiny pin connectors.



There are several other under-the-hood features worth mentioning. The Dual Intelligent Processors include the ASUS TPU and the EPU/DigiVRM. ASUS touts their “TPU” Turbo Processing Unit as an easy and powerful way to overclock your processor as little or as much as you want. The “EPU” and Digi+ VRM are dedicated to regulating power consumption as well as fan noise. This assures smooth and stable power for performance and efficiency.



MemOK! Is a simple diagnostics and testing utility to test safe and stable settings for the RAM installed on this board. Of course solid polymer capacitors are used exclusively on the board as well as DTS 5.1 surround sound and 3-way SLI/CrossfireX support. Another feature worth mentioning is the BT GO! which brings a Bluetooth controller to this desktop motherboard, a feature being used more often these days. This board also has two USB 3.0 ports and 2 SATA 6 Gb/s ports.


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