The ASUS P9X79 Deluxe does a good job of ticking all the right boxes. Going over it, we've got good performance out of the box that's made better by a strong overclock. On the design side of things we've got a good layout - eight DIMM slots, support for three dual slot video cards and a really strong lineup of features.
Moving inside the box to look at the bundle, we've got everything needed to get up and running along with a few extras including the BT 3.0 header and an antenna to accompany it.
At $379.99 US it's one of the more expensive boards on the market and its biggest competition at this pricing level is probably the GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2 which comes in just $20 US higher. Above that, the next option is the much more expensive Rampage IV Extreme at $469.99 US.
The P9X79 Deluxe is a really good option at the moment for people who are looking at going down the path of an ASUS board, want a strong feature set, good overclocking potential and a really nice bundle, but don't want to go quite to the extreme that the Rampage IV Extreme offers.
The board is just very typical ASUS, and really, if you've used ASUS boards you will know that's only a good thing. The UEFI BIOS is also one of the most refined on the market and while nowhere near as insane as the Rampage IV Extreme BIOS, there's an excellent amount of options that help offer us a really strong overclock.
If you're looking for a good well rounded board from ASUS and you really like the Black / Blue color scheme that's on offer from the Deluxe board, this is a really nice option. If you're happy to spend a bit more, you can always go down the path of the Rampage IV Extreme. If you want to save some money, the P9X79 Pro could be the board for you. That one we'll be looking at very soon to see what it offers.
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- Page 1 [Introduction and Package]
- Page 2 [The Motherboard]
- Page 3 [The Motherboard Continued]
- Page 4 [BIOS]
- Page 5 [Test System Setup]
- Page 6 [CPU Benchmarks]
- Page 7 [System Benchmarks]
- Page 8 [USB 2.0 and 3.0 Benchmarks]
- Page 9 [SSD Benchmarks]
- Page 10 [Memory Benchmarks]
- Page 11 [Gaming Benchmarks]
- Page 12 [Temperature and Power]
- Page 13 [Final Thoughts]
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