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High-end Nehalem motherboard by ASUS

By , source: AwardFabrik


The forum of the German website AwardFabrik shows exclusive images of a new high-end ASUS motherboard. The ASUS P6T has an LGA1366 socket and offers support to Intel's Bloomfield processors, which are likely to be released in September. 

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The ASUS P6T

One of the things that immediately stands out is the presence of six DIMM slots, supporting triple-channel DDR3 memory. The 16-phase power solution around the LGA1366 socket is also remarkable. Other mentionable things are the two SAS-ports (Serial Attached SCSI) and the E-ATX format (Extended ATX) of this motherboard. If you look closely, it's possible to see four PCI-Express 2.0 connectors. The 36 PCI-Express 2.0 channels can be run in 4 x 8x mode, making it possible to combine the power of four graphics cards. Because the X58-chipset is in the way, the upper PCI-Express slot is shorter than the others, but still maintaining enough room for a full-size graphics card. This however, means that the top PCI-Express slot can only sport x8 PCI-Express 2.0 channels. 
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The shorter PCI-Express connector, which is open at the right side.

When ASUS will introduce the board is still unknown, as well as the initial price. Additional pictures can be found here


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