Have to say that the pace of development of the IT industry is far too rapidly, We also immersed in the LGA 775 interface 45nm processors into powerful overclocking performance, new processors and chipsets for Intel's next-generation interface has been hit the. Perhaps Nehalem's name more familiar for us. With the upgrade of the interface, we also found that some of the same ASUS PRO52H battery revolutionary change - for the last many years the FSB front side bus technology fully replaced by the new QPI bus.
The meaning of the technical updates always seem to precede the performance improvements were people on the regime change in the primary position to discuss the Nehalem end of the transmission of previously FSB bottleneck, the QPI of the R & D aims to eliminate the transmission bottlenecks caused by the FSB had first The horizon Nehalem platform model of the motherboard chipset is the X58, based on the framework of the 1366 interface, the name suggests, this also belongs in higher-end desktop ASUS X51 battery Nehalem-level model, similar to the previously X48 positioning, of course, come from the specification point of view said the X58 than X48 is much higher.
ASUS might be expected, the first to introduce mature X58 products, the X58 series named according to their naming convention for the P6T Series - P6T Deluxe X58 product that we get the first batch of as Nehalem pioneer, for ASUS in this motherboard product very carefully on this product What is so special? This article, we will have some understanding of this top-level X58 models.
P6T Deluxe new function is set
ASUS is only one competitor in the field of desktop-class motherboard design - ASUS, ASUS have to do is in the motherboard design which go beyond self, we are often able to see a lot of new technology or new ideas Asus launched new products, a some we never thought of these new elements often shines feeling - in fact this is no exception, P6T-Deluxe also has a new element of the bright spots.
16 +2 phase power design
First need to understand the Nehalem processors integrate the memory controller in the CPU's internal understanding of the AMD Phenom processor users ASUS X58 battery should be aware that built-in memory controllers require special "preferential treatment" - i7 - is no exception, so using the ASUS the N + N, the CPU power supply processing solutions.
This motherboard, the CPU power supply system was designed to the 16 +2 pattern of release of P45, motherboard, we have seen in the Asus P5Q series and ROG 16-phase power supply design, and here is the sixteen phase power supply on the basis of two-phase power supply of the memory controller, CPU power supply system in accordance with our practice in the AMD platform, this motherboard can already be called 18 powering up, while phase the corresponding, ASUS X59 battery is also designed with the EPU chip to provide the motherboard CPU power digital conversion to be able to turn off the power supply phase: in the case of low CPU load.
Turbo V's name I believe many people have no knowledge, which is closely related to a technology and Intel i7 processor, memory, overclocking and voltage adjust will be able to see it from the interface of Turbo the voltage regulation is very precise, so accuracy is guaranteed overclocking with stronger control.
The MP4 "? No, this is the OC Palm
Open the P6T-Dluxe, packaging, see the packaging inside a MP4 things seemed somewhat surprised: motherboard ASUS before the launch of the Debug indicator of the shape of the MP3, this is exaggeration to direct emergence of such a huge "MP4." But this is not the Debug, it has overclocking and system ASUS T12 battery status monitoring function, Palm few buttons we can to the system debug of CPU FSB and memory frequency and voltage, a very magical features are not you?
Turbo V said earlier in the Palm can be adjusted, Palm via USB interface to connect with the motherboard, all items via arrow keys and operating keys can be easily Turbo V support for debugging, like operating MP4 as easy.
More details of Turbo V and Palm
Here, we shot the photos for ASUS Palm the darkness Palm be able to more clearly let you know how it works. The last two Turbo V interface under Windows.
Test platform architecture Detailed
In this test, we will use the simplified Chinese version of Windows Vista Ulitmate SP1 version of the operating system, close all Windows to boot, and not carry out any optimization of the operating system to obtain the maximum system stability and compatibility. All test software to run the process using the "standard" of the Windows Vista default desktop theme and "best results" to get the most equal test environment. We will close the screen saver, sleep, System Restore, and automatic update features, and unified use of the public version of the motherboard and graphics chipset ASUS X58 battery drivers to provide a basis to obtain the most realistic original objective evaluation data. Finally, it should be noted is that the products involved in the test parameters as well as the motherboard and chipset drivers to give the corresponding note in the description of the test platform.
CPU performance test
Select two test software for CPU performance tests: Cinebench R10 and SuperPI i7 processor with Hyper-Threading technology, although only four core, but we can in the processing mode of the software running eight threads in Cinebench snarky .
SuperPi is processor performance and memory performance the perfect interpretation of a 3.2GHz frequency, the results of the 12 seconds, really amazing was a bit frightening.
One can imagine, if the official version of the i7 processor is able to support higher frequency overclocking, we will rewrite the record of the entire computer industry, perhaps, when all mature, the Super 1M competition has been unable to meet the standards of overclocking.
Transmission / overall performance testing
From the point of view of the chipset, the integrated three-channel DDR3 memory controller inside the CPU, its performance than before the North Bridge memory controller and dual channel memory modules greatly enhance the performance of memory upgrade also means that enhance the overall ASUS PRO52L battery system performance. FSB to QDI, from the external memory controller to the integrated memory controller, what performance upgrade how much can it? Everest from the intuitive data tell us.
Sciencemark data and some indirectly, like 3Dmark series, it will use a simulated scientific formula to tell us that Nehalem how strong.
Memory latency of 35ns, which is before the North Bridge controller can not see, even the most powerful desktop-class platform, this number has never fallen below 65. And Sciencemark is even more alarming in the case of all the original ASUS X58C battery frequency score can reach 1958 before QX9770 + The X48 evaluation users perhaps understand better able to understand the leap of this score.
3D performance test
3D performance is the most important game performance and screen rendering capability directly linked, because of 3Dmark series only because of its test items based on the game scene as well as design special rendering test by the value.
3Dmark Vantage, the CPU test item score, 3Dmark 2006 3Dmark 2006 and is also worthy of observation, and Vantage High project more accurately informed The platform will bring us Vista how advanced rendering performance.
It is worth mentioning the Vantage test PhysX project, we were able to see the spectacle of eight threads simultaneously operate, which is the i7 Hyper-Threading Technology has brought us to play a role.
X58's perfect answer
Introduced based on Intel's new chipset ASUS X58 battery - ASUS sent a luxurious answer, P6T-Deluxe in the degree of integration of the design concept and Intel technology has reached a considerable height, we are only looking forward to Intel i7 processor was launched, we can not wait to understand it in this piece on the P6T Deluxe overclocking performance.
Perfect work of art, can only use this word to describe it, whether it is a 16 +2 power design is lovely Palm overclocking gadget, before these are P6T component, again and again beyond the creation brilliant, Asus respondents luxury some surprise. In fact, we want to say yes, the ROG version of X58 has also emerged as the ultimate players beyond the Deluxe Edition motherboard, the ROG X58 how the performance? ASUS just a P6T Deluxe for us to lay down a thick suspense.