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Intel DX79SI (Intel X79) Motherboard Review - The Motherboard Continued

We check out the launch X79 motherboard from Intel and let you know if it's one you should be looking at.

| Socket LGA 2011 in Motherboards | Posted: Dec 8, 2011 4:19 am
TweakTown Rating: 75%Manufacturer: Intel

The Motherboard Continued

 

Moving to the top corner of the board, there's very little to see with a fan header on the far left and our main 24-Pin ATX power connector. Behind that we can see a total of four DIMM slots which is of course only half the picture.

 

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Before we move out a bit, we jump to the top of the board where we can see our 8-Pin CPU power connector.

 

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Stepping back a bit, we can see we've got a total of eight DIMM slots on offer here today with four sitting on each side offering us a total of 64GB of RAM in Quad Channel at speeds up to 2400MHz DDR via overclocking. Around here we can also see our two heatsinks that look pretty good and you can see the bottom one has heat pipes that run to the bottom most heatsink. Like most boards these days, though, the area is pretty clean.

 

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Moving to the I/O side of things, it's actually not too busy. Starting from the left, we've got a button that lets us switch back to default settings on the BIOS; it does come in handy, I must admit. Next to that we've got two USB 3.0 ports, six USB 2.0 ports, two Gigabit networking ports, 1394 Firewire along with five auxiliary ports and an optical out to round off the sound side of things.

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