I'm going to be really honest right now - I'd rather not be doing these previews. The process to get them online at the moment is such a pain as we have to follow stringent rules, get our words approved by certain people and then finally when it goes live, someone still tells us that there's something wrong, and that's a real pain in the butt!
But today it's all about ASUS. The NDA on certain areas has just lifted and we're going to show you what we've been told we can show you. That's essentially everything that we could show in our MSI X79A-GD65 (Intel X79) Motherboard Preview except the bundle inside the main package.
We've got two boards on hand here - the ASUS P9X79 Pro and ASUS P9X79 Deluxe and we'll be following our normal preview structure, which means we'll start with the package before we take a closer look at the boards. Once we've done that we'll move onto our next board and do the exact same thing before we finally wrap everything up. So with haste, let's check out the box of the ASUS P9X79 Pro.
ASUS P9X79 Pro Package
As we look head on, the overall design of the box doesn't show us anything we haven't really seen before. We've got the model taking up a big portion of the box along with some of the main benefits available on the board.
Something a little different to what we normally see is the fact that the box opens up and gives us even more information on some of the features that are on offer, while across the bottom we can see our first look at the board. Normally we see the box open up on the more expensive ROG boards.
Turning the box over, we can see even more details about the board while we've also got a run down on the main specifications - nothing too out of the ordinary at all when it comes to the box.