|ASUS P6T Deluxe OC Palm Edition X58 Motherboard|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Motherboards|
|Written by Miles Cheatham - Edited by Olin Coles|
|Sunday, 30 November 2008|
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ASUS P6T X58 Deluxe OC Palm
Have you ever heard the term: "We don't play; we went to private school because they didn't have recess!"? The term while somewhat colloquial in origin refers to individuals and/or corporate entities that have an extremely strong and impressive work ethic that yields a profound end result. We at Benchmark Reviews have often felt that a term of this type would be analogous with computer component manufacturers such as ASUS. A perfect example of what we are talking about was the recent launch of the Intel i7 processor family coupled with motherboards utilizing the Intel X58 chipset. While some manufacturers were able to meet or in some cases even beat the launch date with a single motherboard that supported this new technology, ASUS had four similar yet different boards essentially ready for unveiling well before the launch date. Pretty impressive we'd say!
After a very extensive testing phase, Benchmark Reviews will today present its findings with regard to the ASUS P6T Deluxe X58 motherboard. Before getting into the meat of our review there are a few facts about the versions of this board that we'd like to share. The ASUS P6T Deluxe X58 motherboard actually comes in two editions: 1) The P6T Deluxe edition which includes the motherboard and a bevy of accessories; and 2) The P6T Deluxe OC Palm edition which includes all of the items from the Deluxe edition plus the OC Palm device. With the ASUS OC Palm device which is a small side monitor, you can perform overclocking functions; and monitor system temperatures and fan speeds. The OC Palm also supports the Yahoo! Widgets feature for online displays of real-time info like weather, stock prices and web-mail alerts.
We should clarify that P6T Deluxe edition and the P6T OC Palm edition were considered as one product of the four that ASUS had ready for prime time on launch day. Our review today will encompass not only the features of the P6T Deluxe but those that the OC Palm monitoring interface brings to the table.
About the company: ASUSTek Computer, Inc.
ASUS, a technology-oriented company blessed with one of the world's top R&D teams, is well known for high-quality and innovative technology. As a leading provider of 3C (computers, communications and consumer electronics) total solutions, ASUS offers a complete product portfolio to compete in the new millennium.
In 2006, the company shipped 55 million motherboards, which means one in three desktop PCs sold last year was powered by an ASUS motherboard. Our 2006 revenues reached US$16.5 billion, and is expected to garner US$23 billion in 2007.
ASUS products' top quality stems from product development. It's like learning Chinese Kung-Fu; one must begin with cultivating the "Chi" and inner strength. Besides innovating cutting-edge features, ASUS engineers also pay special attention to EMI (electromagnetic interference), thermal, acoustics and details that usually go unnoticed to achieve complete customer satisfaction. ASUS notebooks are the first TCO'99-certified notebooks worldwide. The requirements for this honor include radiation emission control, energy (battery consumption), ecology (environment friendly) and ergonomics.
To succeed in this ultra-competitive industry, great products need to be complimented by speed-to-market, cost and service. That's why all 100,000 over employees of ASUS strive for the "ASUS Way of Total Quality Management" to offer the best quality without compromising cost and time-to-market while providing maximum value to all customers through world-class services.
With unyielding commitment to innovation and quality, ASUS won 2,168 awards in 2006, meaning on average, the company received over 5 awards everyday last year. BusinessWeek ranked ASUS amongst its "InfoTech 100" for the 9th straight year. The readers of Tom's Hardware Guide, the world's largest IT website, selected ASUS as the best maker of motherboards and graphics cards. Furthermore, the company is ranked as No.1 in quality products and services by the Wall Street Journal.