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Asus P9X79
7.0 out of 10

Asus P9X79

Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with New DIGI+ Power Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Updated Review from 1 to 4 stars

Stephen C., Newegg
21 November 2015
  • Summary: 64GB G Skill DDR 2133 1.6Volt memory installed and stable (yes mine works with 64 Gig for the person that says unstable at more than 48GB). I always try to use the highest voltage memory the CPU and MB can support but not necessarily the fastest.
  • Pros: This board arrived with a BIOS revision from February 2014. It's now late 2015. C'mon guys, ship boards with the most recent BIOS - PLEASE! The old BIOS apparently has no support whatsoever for my GTX 960 (my guess is it simply doesn't recognize any PCIE 3.0 video card - but I'm sure about my 960...
  • Cons: This board is packed with a lot of features, but unfortunately the documentation isn't too good. I also don't understand why a board that apparently is still in production ships with an almost 2 year old BOIS that won't recognize a PCIE 3.0 video card. My other concern is the MemOK! button that i...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Matthew K., Newegg
18 July 2015
  • Summary: I know that traditionally long term reliability (4+ years) has not been a major concern with enthusiast components, as they get swapped out more often anyway, but with the low rate of performance increases in CPU's these days (I have a CPU launched in late 2011, and see no reason to upgrade yet)...
  • Pros: 4.5 Toruble free years, with fantastic performance thus far, overclocked an i7-3930k to 5Ghz rock solid.
  • Cons: Some plastic parts not aging well. I am not rough with my hardware, but have found that the plastic is becoming brittle with age. Have broken two clips thus far, one on a RAM slot, and one on a PCIe slot. Both still work though!, I am keeping a close eye on if components start popping out.
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Overall 8
8.0

Baffled

Joseph M., Newegg
8 January 2015
  • Summary: This isn't a complaint, just a warning that these things happen. I give it a four out of five because i own for of the same motherboards and only had this issue with the one after one year.
  • Pros: Works very well with properly suited equipment for what I needed it to do which was render video, game, and surf the web.
  • Cons: A chip or capacitor next to the ram near dimm d1 lit on fire. Yes folks, it just blew up. I turned it on one day and smelled smoke. When investigating some more (thought it was the power supply) I turned back on my equipment a second time and saw the aforementioned component light on smoke and li...
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Overall 8
8.0

not bad, good stuff. wish I spent more $ higher performance motherboard

chad harbin, Amazon
11 October 2014
  • Summary: decent, not bad for the price and quality, performance is great.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty nice MB

Michael J., Newegg
30 March 2014
  • Pros: Pretty nice board no complaints really. During the build I realized though it didn't have an internal 1394 port, so I can't hook up my cases front firewire port but it does have a backside firewire port. Love that this board fully supports 64 GB of RAM, I didn't go there yet but I have the space ...
  • Cons: Wish it had an internal IEEE 1394 Firewire port. Should come with a USB 3 port header converter or at least recommend one's purchase.
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Overall 8
8.0

P9X79 LE

Anonymous, Newegg
12 March 2014
  • Summary: This board does what I wanted and runs cool with fan cooling.
  • Pros: No problems at all. I haven't overclocked. Works well Bios was updated to the max.
  • Cons: The manual said you need a usb floppy drive to install the drivers for the solid state hd but that was not true. I will work with a flash drive.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great board, could be better.

Devon C., Newegg
19 January 2014
  • Pros: - Support for up to Quad SLI - Support for up to 64 GB of DDR3 Memory - LGA2011 - Easy to configure BIOS even when using advanced mode - Board now ships from what I can tell with IvyBridge-E compatible BIOS
  • Cons: - Everything is packed a bit too close together, wasted 100$ on a Phanteks CPU heatsink and fan set that couldn't fit with my Ram.
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Overall 8
8.0

Careful my friends.

Kathleen F., Newegg
10 January 2014
  • Pros: Overall this is a fantastic board. Great quality, great chipset, coulnd't be happier with how it looks and the way it feels. the IO plate is nice and detailed.
  • Cons: My biggest problem is that they do NOT list explicitly that this board does NOT support the haswell line of processors. I need an exchange for the Pro Board.
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Overall 8
8.0

wont see a ps2 keyboard realy?

ronald s., Newegg
8 January 2014
  • Summary: Dubble size vidio board covered up one pci 1 connecters and second one is so close to vidio board i am afraid put any thing in there. atx is a 8? year old lay out. It may be time for a new lay out in mother boards and towers.
  • Pros: faster then any thing i have ever owned. over clocking bois is geat.
  • Cons: Bios dose not see my ps2 keyboard. 20+4 pin connercter did not stay in so i though i had a dead system for a day.
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Overall 8
8.0

...updating the bios.....

Erin S., Newegg
24 December 2013
  • Pros: Easy bios updating feature........., solid overclocking, stable, 8 memory slots, idiot-proof heat-sink assembly.
  • Cons: If you buy this board, read below to make it work. download latest firmware to usb (follow asus directions / fat32 formatted) there's a white outlined special usb port on the backplate of the motherboard. plug the usb into the special port on the back of your pc locate the bios update button on t...
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