Socket 1366 allows the motherboard to be compatible with any CPU from the Intel Core i7 Extreme and Intel Core i7 lines. This gives a user many powerful and up to date options when choosing the CPU. The X58 Deluxe3 is compatible with both ATI Quad CrossFireX and Nvidia Quad SLI. Both work in similar ways, being multi-GPU solutions that enhance the quality of graphics. The presence of both allows a user to purchase and install GPUs from both companies, leaving lots of room for choice. The motherboard includes Nvidia PhysX technology, which enhances special effects in games such as explosions, debris, water, etc) provided there is a Nvidia GPU plugged in to the motherboard. When compared to another motherboard by ASRock, the PV530, the X58 Deluxe 3 has several major advantages, including compatibility with superior processors, and compatibility with both ATI and Nvidia GPUs.