ASUS P6T Deluxe comes with other important features. As mentioned before, all electrolytic capacitors used on this motherboard are solid from a Japanese vendor, preventing the infamous capacitor leakage problem. It also uses an all-copper passive heatsink with heat-pipes installed on top of the north bridge chip, south bridge chip and transistors from the voltage regulator circuit.
Speaking of the voltage regulator circuit, it uses ferrite chokes, which provide 25% less power loss compared to iron chokes, and MOSFET transistors with low RDS(on), i.e., low leakage current, which provide less consumption and less heat. But what is really important about this circuit is that it uses a 16-phase design, which provides a lower heat generation, a higher life-span and a cleaner voltage for the CPU. In fact, this is the first time we’ve seen such high-end configuration. The memory controller embedded inside the CPU uses a separated two-phase voltage regulator. For a better understanding of the importance of such design, read our Everything You Need to Know About the Motherboard Voltage Regulator Circuit tutorial.
This motherboard has an on-board flash drive containing a Linux version with an internet browser and Skype. This feature, called “Express Gate” by ASUS, allows you to load these programs in less than five seconds without entering the operating system and even if you don’t have a hard disk drive installed. We think this feature would be terrific to have on low-end motherboards as well.
P6T Deluxe comes with on-board power a
nd reset switches, which glow red and green, respectively, when the motherboard is turned on.
In Figure 10, you can see all accessories that come with this motherboard.