Intel seems to use a top-end and mainstream chipset combination with every generation. The X48 and P45 was one such generation, with the latest one being the X58 and P55/H55/Q57.The higher the number the higher the performance of the chipset.X58 motherboards seem to have come back into the forefront of the enthusiast community as they are the only ones that support the six-core Gulftown CPU (Core i7-980X). With the advent of SATA 6 Gb/second and USB 3.0 standard, motherboard manufacturer are also releasing updated versions of the X58 chipset to support these new features. BIOSTAR is a motherboard manufacturer in Taiwan that has released many motherboards based upon various Intel chipsets. Today’s review is on the BIOSTAR TPower X58 motherboard.