The economic crisis has caused computer companies to change their modus operandi and plans for the upcoming year. Intel has just canceled their Havendale CPU that was supposed to be their first generation of CPU with a GPU integrated on the CPU. This means that the mainstream version of the Core i7 CPUs will likely have to wait for a while until next year. Intel has released the Core i7 CPUs and the X58 chipset to support the new CPUs and it is this chipset which will be their main thrust for the high-end this year.
ASUS has long been known the world over as the preferred motherboard maker of choice among enthusiasts. Doc usually uses their motherboards in his personal computer as do I, and their boards usually have a comprehensive set of features, highest performance in the board's class, and good overclocking headroom that is hard to beat from other manufacturers. Today the ASUS P6T6 WS Workstation motherboard is on the test bench. This board has a lot of unique features that should satisfy the enthusiast in all of us and make waves in the X58 motherboard scene.