Summary: Final Thoughts
It has actually been quite some time since I have reviewed an ASUS motherboard. The last one I reviewed was a P67 board, so it has been a while. I have reviewed many other boards and when I received the P9X79 Pro I once again realized why so many people choose ASUS over other...
Pros: – DIGI+ Power Control, – UEFI BIOS, – AI Suite II Software, – Easy Overclocking, – USB BIOS Flashback for easy BIOS updating, – Support for up to 4 graphics cards
Excerpt: Intel released its new generation high-end processors late last year under the codename Sandy Bridge-E. The new platform has now been around for a few months and we have tested a total of 16 motherboards with Intel X79 chipsets.
Conclusion: The P9X79 Pro is most definitely a solid and well-featured motherboard. However, we’d prefer to have the fan-assisted VRM and Southbridge cooling and awesome Thermal Radar software offered by the Sabertooth X79, which costs just £19 more.
Conclusion: When it comes to latest technologies, new chipsets and CPU architectures, ASUS is always ahead of the game in the motherboard industry. Once again they have proven that they can deliver on time and still push the envelope in providing users with the features and essential components a true...
Pros: Excellent Overclocking without any stability issuesDIGI+ Power Control for CPU and DRAM, UEFI BIOS, ASUS SSD Caching, BT GO! (Bluetooth), USB BIOS Flashback, AI Suite II
Cons: Fan Xtreme+Even though Price is fair, it would always be nice to see a lower overall cost.
Summary: Performance is really strong on the ASUS P9X79 Pro and it's one of my favorite ASUS boards as it comes in at a really strong price point. At $319.99 US it's the cheapest ASUS board we've looked at out of the four we've seen now.
Conclusion: IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time.
Pros: UEFI Graphical User Interface BIOS replacement, Supports 64GB quad-channel DDR3 up to 2400MHz, DIGI, Power Control 8+2+2+2 power phase digital voltage, MemOK! Increases memory compatibility for bootup, Integrated Bluetooth 2.1 wireless module, USB BIOS Flashback enabled firmware update without CP...
Cons: High priced enthusiast-level motherboard solution, Does not use new highly-conductive Polymerized capacitors, Expanded DIMM socket banks may obstruct larger heatsinks, Fewer digital VRMs compared to ASUS P9X79 Deluxe motherboard
Conclusion: The test results confirm it; the P9X79 Pro is an amazing motherboard. But where the board really stands out is in the details that Asus has included. The UEFI BIOS is packed with features and adjustability, as well as the included software that is just as capable.
Excerpt: So which comes first? The chicken or the egg? We can’t have a review of the ASUS P9X79 Pro Intel X79 motherboard without a new Intel Sandy Bridge-E processor, can we? Of course we can’t launch the new Intel X79 Express chipset without a review of the LGA2011 processor!
Excerpt: 14. november ble Intel Sandy Bridge-E lansert. Først ut var modellene Core i7 3930K og 3960X. Vi så på sistnevnte ved lanseringen, og lot oss imponere av prosessorkreftene i Intels nye toppmodell . Med lanseringen av Sandy Bridge-E kom også en ny sokkel kalt LGA2011.