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Intel's X79 platform may seem a little dated by this point, but it in fact remains the best choice for those needing to build the biggest, baddest PCs around - especially with Ivy Bridge-E likely 9+ months away. Complementing X79′s goals perfectly is ASUS' P9X79 PRO, a motherboard that offers a rich feature-set in both hardware and software. Although Intel's X79 platform was released-to-market about a year-and-a-half ago, it remains the go-to choice for builders who need the beefiest PC possible. We're talking the most capable processors, the craziest GPU configurations, the fastest memory, the most storage, and the richest connectivity options. It's for this reason that few X79 boards have sold for under $200, and it's also the driving-force behind a board like ASUS' P9X79 PRO. ASUS is obviously no stranger to the motherboard scene. It's been crafting what I feel are the most competitive boards out there for quite some time, from both a features and design stand-point. With its P9X79 PRO, ASUS caters to those who are looking for the ultimate in flexibility with their motherboard.
Intel's X79 platform has been out for a little while now. This platform is the real high-end when it comes to gaming and CPU-intensive tasks. ASUS has quite a few different X79 motherboards to choose from. Today we will be taking a look at their P9X79 Pro Motherboard. This board sits in the middle of ASUS's P9X79 boards with the P9X79 LE ($229) and P9X79 ($259) boards being below it and the P9X79 Deluxe ($359) and P9X79 WS ($379) being at the high end. With a price point of $299 the P9X79 Pro sits right in the middle. The board features quad-channel memory support, an all digital power design, SATA 6GB/s and USB 3.0 support, ASUS's UEFI BIOS, ASUS SSD caching and much more. Read on as we take a look... The P9X79 Pro comes in a nice retail box that does not have all that much information on the front, just some of the main features are pointed out here. The top flap of the box opens up so you can read all about some of the features of the board. On the back of the board you have every more information so you really know what you are buying if you saw this board on a retail shelf.
Having recently looked at the Sabretooth X79, it's now the turn of a motherboard a little lower down the food chain, the Asus P9X79 Pro. This board is lower down in relative terms only though, as the X79 is a high-end, enthusiast chipset. That means any motherboard featuring this chipset isn't going to be exactly cheap. The P9X79 Pro is about a tenner cheaper than the Sabretooth X79. And, you'd better sit down for this, nearly a hundred quid cheaper than Asus's flagship Republic of Gamers X79. The P9X79 Pro is still packed with up-to-the-minute features, such as PCIe 3.0 support, USB 3.0 boost technology, SSD caching, Asus's new USB BIOS Flashback, an updated UEFI BIOS with new features and eSATA 6Gbps. So in fact you're getting an awful lot of board for that price tag and with a fair degree of future-proofing built in as a bonus. The new processors feature a quad-channel memory controller, which goes some way to explaining the crazy physical size of the chip and its corresponding socket on the board. Small it ain't and while some companies are happy to stick with four DIMM slots, Asus being Asus has gone the whole hog and, as it did with the Sabertooth X79, the P9X79 Pro sports a complete set of eight DIMM slots, two per channel.
Its always exciting seeing new products coming to the market. Just a month ago, Intel released their latest X79 chipset and the new LGA 2011 socket Sandy Bridge-E architecture. This new architecture brought two new processors to the shelves: the Core i7 3960X and the 3930K. Enthusiast and extreme users have been long awaiting this development since the 6-core 980X Gulftown CPU/X58 chipset combination first hit the market in early 2010. As always, the X79 release started a race for all the major motherboard manufacturers, each competing for the #1 spot in the motherboard market. ASUS seems to be pretty confident about hitting the mark with their latest X79 chipset motherboards. Today, we're going to take a look at the ASUS P9X79 Pro motherboard, checking out its features and an overall motherboard design that ASUS is proud to show off. When we first heard about the ASUS P9X79 Pro motherboard, we knew right off the bat that it would most likely be an excellent motherboard, but we did not actually think that ASUS will be able to put so many features onto a single motherboard.
|Asus P9x79 Pro Lga 2011 Motherboard 0802||$299||See it|
|Asus P9x79 Pro Lga2011/ Intel X79/ Ddr3/ Quad Crossfirex&3-way Sli/||$305.95||See it|
|Asus P9x79 Pro Lga2011/ Intel X79/ Ddr3/ Quad Crossfirex&3-way Sli/||$305.97||See it|
|Asus P9X79 PRO Desktop Motherboard - Intel X79 Express Chipset - Socket R LGA-2011 - ATX - 1 x Processor Support - 64 GB DDR3 SDRAM Maximum RAM - SLI, CrossFireX Support - Serial ATA/300, Serial ATA/600 RAID Supported Controller - 4 x PCIe x16 Slot - 4 x||$307.99||See it|
|Asus P9x79 Pro Desktop Motherboard - Intel X79 Express Chipset - Socket R Lg||$307.99||See it|
|ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard||$309.99||See it|
|ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard||$315.51||See it|
|Asus P9X79 PRO - LGA2011 Intel X79 Chipset DDR3 SATA USB PCI Express ATX Motherboard||$318.33||See it|
|Asus P9x79 Pro Lga 2011 Intel X79 Sata 8 X Dimm Usb 3.0 Intel Motherboard||$327.72||See it|
|Asus P9X79 PRO - LGA2011 Intel X79 Chipset DDR3 SATA USB PCI Express ATX Motherboard||$369.96||See it|
|ASUS TeK P9X79 PRO Core i7 LGA2011 X79 DDR3 SATA USB PCI Express ATX Retail||$390.15||See it|