ASUS P6T7 WS Supercomputer
Buy Now and Price - $399.99
Well, it's now that time of year again. The Christmas holiday period is now approaching and it's time to start looking for those perfect holiday gifts. If you're like me, computer hardware is always welcomed. Today I am here to pick out the best X58 motherboard and that in my personal opinion is the ASUS P6T7 WS Supercomputer.
The P6T7 WS Supercomputer is based around the X58 chipset with a ICH10R Southbridge as the primary controller chip which makes it ideal for Crossfire and SLI. However, this board has a few added features to improve performance. To increase the amount of usable PCIe x16 slots, the board incorporates two NVIDIA NF200 PCIe repeater chipsets. These are the chips that NVIDIA wanted every X58 board to come with to get SLI certification.
These chips work as a bridge chip; each chip is connected to one of the two 16 lane channels and replicates 16 extra lanes, so on one side of the chip there are 32 lanes for 2x6 slots and on the other side is a single 16 lane channel for the chip to communicate back to the Northbridge. This allows in theory to give four PCIe x16 slots 16 lanes each, while only having a total of 32 lanes from the Northbridge.
Now, if you're not really going to make use of four PCIe graphics cards, you have extra bandwidth to add in PCIe based SATA-III and USB3.0 controller cards which are now starting to make their way onto the market, while keeping the PCIe lanes as free as possible.
The board isn't lacking on any major features; there are eight SATA-II ports, eSATA and 12 USB ports along with HD audio. The board is more than capable.
For such a powerful board you may expect a super high price tag and the P6T7 WS Supercomputer does have a bit of a bite in its price. From Newegg you can get this board for $399.99, but that isn't too bad considering what you're getting.
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