Specifically designed to provide outstanding performance that caters to increasing user needs, the ASUS P6T Deluxe motherboard will fully embrace the new Intel platform; and touches on several significant changes in terms of key components like the CPU socket, chipset and DIMM channels. ASUS P6T Deluxe will adopt the SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) controller to let users utilize SAS hard disks. The P6T Deluxe adopts ASUS’ revolutionary 16-phase power design, and utilizes real hardware power regulation to guarantee genuine power efficiency and increased power efficiency. The P6T Deluxe will utilize DTS SURROUND SENSATION ULTRAPC™ TECHNOLOGY* with proprietary DTS algorithms to provide professional level surround and cinema sounds.

With the release of the new Intel X58 platform imminent, ASUS, world-leading
producer of motherboards, has consolidated plans around the P6T Series of
motherboards. Specifically designed to provide outstanding performance that
caters to increasing user needs, the ASUS P6T Deluxe motherboard will fully
embrace the new Intel platform; and touches on several significant changes in
terms of key components like the CPU socket, chipset and DIMM channels. With
such a big leap in terms of technology, the P6T Deluxe will be slated to provide
faster bandwidth, storage and enhance overall performance – allowing users to
look forward to experiencing extreme overclocking performance.

The Coming New Intel Platform

The first obvious change on the P6T Deluxe is the migration of the chipset to
the new Intel X58+ICH10R. This successor to the X48 chipset features support for
36 lanes – making it possible for 4 PCI-E x16 slots to run at x8 modes. This
chipset evolution will also match Intel’s new CPU generation – the Nehalem
family, and allow users to utilize 1366-pin Bloomfield CPUs with core
frequencies of 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz and 3.2GHz (the very first Nehalem members in
market). The memory controller will be integrated to support 3-channel (6 DIMMs)
DDR3 1333 for the CPU; while the L3 cache is expected to reach up to the 8MB
mark. The new generation of CPUs will support memory of up to 24GB with a total
bandwidth of 3200MB/s; and differing from the X48, this new platform exclusively
supports DDR3. What’s even more exciting is the fact that this new platform will
adopt a new system bus structure – QPI (QuickPath Interconnect) which supports
up to 6.4GT/s (3.2GHz) and a max bandwidth of up to 25.6GB/s (twice the
bandwidth compared to current FSB 1600 standards). With such high specification
standards, the P6T Deluxe truly looks set to unleash the ultimate in performance
for hardcore PC users.

SAS Support for Server-level Storage

To match the supreme performance of the new platform, the ASUS P6T Deluxe will
adopt the SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) controller to let users utilize SAS hard
disks. These hard disks will provide higher data transmission speeds and better
data storage reliability in comparison to current SATA interfaces; and could
herald the start of a new standard for mainstream storage devices that caters to
enterprise users. With this technological improvement, users will be able to
connect 2 SAS hard disks to the P6T Deluxe without the need to purchase an extra
SAS controller card. Performance-wise, an SAS hard disk gains a 39% improvement
on PC Mark HDD Test benchmarks when comparing RAID 0 performances with SATA
(supported by SB ICH10R) interfaces.

Real Power, Real Savings with 16-Phase Power Design

The P6T Deluxe adopts ASUS’ revolutionary 16-phase power design, and utilizes
real hardware power regulation to guarantee genuine power efficiency and
increased power efficiency. With this industry-leading design, the P6T Deluxe
draws less power, operates at lower temperatures and delivers excellent
performance – making the whole system more stable, and thus extends the life
spans of key components such as the CPU and motherboard.

P6T Deluxe with DTS Proprietary Algorithms for Clear, Immersive Audio

The P6T Deluxe, much like selected ASUS Home Theater PCs, will utilize DTS
SURROUND SENSATION ULTRAPC™ TECHNOLOGY* with proprietary DTS algorithms to
provide professional level surround and cinema sounds. Able to create a center
and rear channels even on two speakers or headphones, the P6T Deluxe with DTS
SURROUND SENSATION ULTRAPC™ TECHNOLOGY will allow the listener to perceive
sounds as if surrounded by audio from all sides for a fully immersive audio
experience. The DTS proprietary algorithms include: Dialog Clarity, which solves
the problem of unintelligible dialog usually found in home theater environments
through enhanced signal clarity; LFE Mixing, which mixes existing bass channel
content into left and right stereo channels to allows users to obtain superb
bass effects – even on two speakers or just headphones; and Bass Enhancement,
which improves bass performance by utilizing proprietary psychoacoustic
techniques to restore the perception of fundamental low-frequency tones –
without the additional hardware costs of adding a subwoofer.

*DTS technologies are subject to product specifications and may require a driver
update.