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ASUS P9X79 Pro (Intel X79) Motherboard Review - Final Thoughts

We take the time to check out another of our ASUS X79 boards that we have on hand - the P9X79 Pro which comes in a little cheaper than previous ASUS X79 boards we've looked at.

| Socket LGA 2011 in Motherboards | Posted: Dec 12, 2011 2:50 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: ASUS

Final Thoughts

 

Performance is really strong on the ASUS P9X79 Pro and it's one of my favorite ASUS boards as it comes in at a really strong price point. At $319.99 US it's the cheapest ASUS board we've looked at out of the four we've seen now. Its overclock is also very strong and while it falls a little behind the extremely high end Rampage IV Extreme, it lines up well with the Deluxe and Sabertooth options that we've seen from ASUS.

 

The bundle is just a little on the lighter side, but the lack of Bluetooth connectivity isn't going to be an issue for a lot of people and it helps bring the price down a fair bit when compared to the Deluxe that comes in at $379.99 US.

 

The best thing about the P9X79 Pro is simply the fact that it's very ASUS in the way it's great on so many areas. The fact that doesn't come at the near $400 US price tag as seen on the Deluxe or the $469 US price tag on the Rampage IV Extreme, is what makes it really stand out as a great option for people who are on the hunt for a performance motherboard.

 

It's also an excellent option for people who are interested in going down the two-card SLI / CrossFire path and while three cards are of course supported, if you're going to spend that kind of money on a video card setup, you might want to look into the ROG line of boards with their massive focus on performance.

 

The ASUS P9X79 Pro is just a really nice option for people who want to spend around that $300 US mark. It offers a strong lineup of features like the new Turbo boost technology for USB devices and a strong overclock is on offer that compares to more expensive options like the Deluxe and the Sabertooth.

 

The bundle is one of the smaller options when compared to the other ASUS offerings, but it's still pretty strong and if you don't need extras like the Bluetooth expansion then it's money well saved.

 

The ASUS P9X79 Pro is just a typical, good quality ASUS board that ticks all the right boxes including the price one. Depending on what you want to spend, there's clearly going to be an ASUS option for you.

 

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