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P6T LGA 1366 - Deluxe vs non-deluxe?

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December 26, 2008 3:28:59 PM

Asus has released a downgraded version of the P6T LGA 1366 board for about $50 less.


Notable differences:

Deluxe - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131346
- 16+2 phase power Design (???)
- "wind flow" thermal design (gimmick?)
- 3 x PCI 2.0 (16x16x1) or (16x8x8)
- 6 Sata 3Gb/s
- 8 USB
- Lan - dual 10/100/1000Mbps

Non Deluxe - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131359
- 8+2 phase power design
- heat pipe thermal design
- 3 x PCI 2.0 (16x16x4)
- 8 Sata 3Gb/s
- 6 USB
- Lan - single 10/100/1000Mbps
- superior layout of PCI 2.0 slots

Any thoughts? I haven't been able to find any reviews on the downgraded P6T.
December 26, 2008 3:39:15 PM

16 Phase offers a higher stable overclock.
December 26, 2008 3:53:53 PM

Plus if you look at it the Non Deluxe board is smaller.
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December 26, 2008 4:06:04 PM

Yoosty said:
Plus if you look at it the Non Deluxe board is smaller.


In what way? the listed dimensions for both are 12" x 9.6"



roadrunner - I figured the 16 phase would be more reliable, but as someone who most likely won't be pushing my i7 to the max, is it needed? and the 'wind flow' design? looks like coolpoints over functionality to me.


The PCI 2.0 layout seems like a decent issue to consider.
December 26, 2008 4:09:44 PM

Check to make sure what sort of Dual Video Adapter solution the non-deluxe motherboard as well. I think it was MSI that came out with a cheap LGA1366 board but it lacked SLI, if that's important to you then you might want to check.

Other than that, and the more stable overclocks that roadrunner mentioned, there's virtually no difference.
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December 26, 2008 4:20:48 PM

darko22 said:
Asus has released a downgraded version of the P6T LGA 1366 board for about $50 less.


Notable differences:

Deluxe - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131346
- 16+2 phase power Design (???)
- "wind flow" thermal design (gimmick?)
- 3 x PCI 2.0 (16x16x1) or (16x8x8)
- 6 Sata 3Gb/s
- 8 USB
- Lan - dual 10/100/1000Mbps

Non Deluxe - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131359
- 8+2 phase power design
- heat pipe thermal design
- 3 x PCI 2.0 (16x16x4)
- 8 Sata 3Gb/s
- 6 USB
- Lan - single 10/100/1000Mbps
- superior layout of PCI 2.0 slots

Any thoughts? I haven't been able to find any reviews on the downgraded P6T.


You aren't giving up much; one network controller, one added SATA controller, and 3-way SLI mostly (the x4 v1.1 slot is too slow to offer reasonable performance for a third card).
December 26, 2008 4:25:05 PM

Ryun said:
Check to make sure what sort of Dual Video Adapter solution the non-deluxe motherboard as well. I think it was MSI that came out with a cheap LGA1366 board but it lacked SLI, if that's important to you then you might want to check.

Other than that, and the more stable overclocks that roadrunner mentioned, there's virtually no difference.


It supports 3way Sli and CrossFireX. I don't see myself ever using 3 gpu's. 2 budget cards is all i need.


This is my first build from scratch. I'm dumping a P4 3.2 after 5 years of reliable use. The cpu and mobo are a total bottleneck and games are catching up to the hardware. I'm not after the latest and greatest, but I do want high quality and near 6month old parts to stay ahead on the times and easy on the wallet. I was really bummed when they released the core2 chips shortly after my last upgrade. I won't make that mistake again.

Then again...it's only $50 on a $1100 - $1200 build.
December 26, 2008 4:28:56 PM

Crashman said:
You aren't giving up much; one network controller, one added SATA controller, and 3-way SLI mostly (the x4 v1.1 slot is too slow to offer reasonable performance for a third card).


I totally agree. I just worried that there is so little info and next to no reviews on the board that I'm worried about skimping on $50.

Configuration, cost and specs are one thing - quality and support are another.
December 26, 2008 4:40:37 PM

You will eventually want to push your i7 to 4.0. You will see everyone else bragging, and the monkey see monkey do will take effect.

The windflow is designed to work with the stock cooler, an after market cooler will not work with it.

Its worthless anyhow.
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December 26, 2008 5:19:38 PM

darko22 said:
I totally agree. I just worried that there is so little info and next to no reviews on the board that I'm worried about skimping on $50.

Configuration, cost and specs are one thing - quality and support are another.


I've encountered severe quality issues with low-cost Asus motherboards. Fortunately, $250 isn't in the low-cost class!
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