The X58 chipset and Core i7 CPU combination has proved to be a formidable one offering the highest performance for the consumer with 4 cores and HyperThreading. Motherboard manufacturers like ASUS and other Tier-1 manufacturers have outfitted their motherboard lineups with various motherboards using this chipset and CPU combination. Hardcore enthusiasts wanting the best of the best and the choice of SLI or Crossfire really have no choice to use the X58 chipset.
ASUS is the biggest manufacturer of motherboards in the world. They had revenues of 6.9 billion USD in 2007. They manufacture motherboards, video cards and other computer equipment and have a long history of solid products. In fact, Doc and I use ASUS motherboards in our primary computers and have for a long time. They have released many motherboards based upon the X58 chipset including the Rampage II motherboard, the P6T6 Deluxe and many others. Today's review is on the ASUS P6T SE motherboard that was just released recently.