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Asus-sabertooth-x79.33053278
8.5 out of 10

Asus SABERTOOTH X79

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Reviews and Problems with Asus SABERTOOTH X79

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Overall 8
8.0

Average board, nothing special with a large variety of compatibility issues

midnight_runner_77, Ebay
22 July 2014
  • Summary: This motherboard is not nearly as good as it looks and it has a ton of issues if one would really like to go truly extreme on it(I7 3960x/4960x and 32GB+ of RAM). It's major drawback is the automatic down clocking of the Extreme processor,if multipliers like 40X or higher are used it will default to 3.6GHz from 4GHz+ even with disabled C-states and thermal monitoring under custom made water cooling and that with the finest kit of Ripjaws 32GB 2133 memory.
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Overall 8
8.0

Ships with old BIOS

Copolii, Amazon
27 March 2014
  • Summary: Was pretty disappointed to spend all the time to set up my system only to get a red blinking light on this thing. Turned out my i4930K was too new for it. Updated the BIOS and it was all good.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice board so far

Hook'nBull, Amazon
3 March 2014
  • Summary: Built a new PC w/an i7-4930K processor. Based on reviews, was expecting to have to flash BIOS and work out the kinks but to my surprise, everything was up to date on this board. It posted, recognized CPU, memory, HDD and SDD w/o a hitch. Loaded Win7, setup SDD caching...no problem. The system is quick and responsive. Running a GTX 660 video card and there's nothing to complain about.
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Overall 8
8.0

I'm happy with my motherboard

Juan Carlos Valdes, Amazon
29 January 2014
  • Summary: Very happy with this motherboard, I used for my video computer editing. Faster, secure, stable, easy to manage. Yes, I would recommended.
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Overall 7
7.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

On board audio FAIL!!!

Marc, TigerDirect.com
27 January 2014
  • Summary: Hands down this is a great board but... On board audio did not work on the board I received. Everything else is flawless and fast. So if you want to buy this board plan on buying a sound card at the same time. 3 stars for value because I can get the same performance from a gigabyte for 100 less. 3 stars for quality because on board audio was defective. Nothing ever gets a 5 in my world! Too much hassle RMA so I guess a sound card is coming hot.
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Overall 8
7.6
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

Great Board, unfortunatly I recieved a bad one.

V1T4L,, TigerDirect.com
17 December 2013
  • Summary: Loving the great features, amazing board, Had to flash a Bios update for Ivy-E support. unfortunately I received a unit that has at least 1 bad RAM slot. I have 4 sticks in it now and am planning to get 4 more unfortunately one of the slots always reads abnormal. I plan to RMA with the manufacturer in January... I have the 21st to the 1st off and I plan to use that time to game...
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty good and fast once you get it to work

Tiny D "Lonely Guy 69", Amazon
31 October 2013
  • Summary: As the title states, it's really fast and awesome, when it works. Pros: quad channel ram. I'm not sure if it was that or the cpu that saved my gtx 680 from getting sold, but it runs like a champ now. Either way it was definitely the AMD processors (fx8150 btw) and motherboards that were holding back the graphics capability of a slightly aged gtx 680. Don't get me wrong though, AMD has the best bang for the buck.
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Overall 8
8.0

One of the best M/B

matt, Amazon
29 September 2013
  • Summary: There are so many options for this m/b including USB 3.0 ports. The only reason it didn't get my full 5 stars was because 1 of the ram slots wasn't working but on the other hand, this board has a 5 years warranty which is what made me buy it!
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good Motherboard

Miles Collier, Amazon
23 June 2013
  • Summary: Pros 8 DIMM Slots UEFI Bios Easy Overclocking SSD Caching support (Marvell controller) Northbridge cooling fan PCI Slot (Many things still use PCI, most motherboards are not supporting PCI) Cons Poor VRM cooling Only 2xSata III ports No onboard power button No 4 way sli support ( Not that big of a deal.
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Overall 8
8.0

Asus quality

TIM REBHOLTZ, Amazon
30 April 2013
  • Summary: I should have gotten a bigger board pcie slots are very close two video cards and a sound card and thats all you will get in there.
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