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Tons of USB 3.0 ports.
Well laid out.
Clean, color-themed and traditional layout.
Fully functional UEFI BIOS.
Support for 3 TB drives.
VRM capable of 300W.
Houses maximum number of RAM bays.
Supports 64GB quadchannel DDR3 up to 2400MHz.
DIGI Power Control 16422 power phase digital voltage.
IEEE 802.11 b/g/n WiFi.
Needs more SATA 6Gb/s ports.
Lack of an included accessory to make use of the USB 3.0 front panel header.
Crossfire limited by slot configuration.
No PCI slot for legacy hardware
Does not use new highly conductive Polymerized capacitors.
Expanded DIMM socket banks may obstruct larger heatsinks.
Performance Tuning required more tweaks than expected.
By TechSpot on January 16, 2012
The Asus P9X79 Deluxe is also a worthwhile choice, as it was similar to the Asrock X79 Extreme9 in terms of features and overclocking abilities. That said, it's more expensive and the Asrock board offers more features and better...
By Legit Reviews on August 17, 2012
If you are in the market for a high performing feature rich motherboard that can take your computing to new levels then you need to consider putting the ASUS P9X79 Deluxe motherboard as a viable option....
By HotHardware on March 07, 2012
This crop of boards is tough to compare, because the four have a lot in common. They all have similar specs (predictably), boast good looks, feature UEFI BIOSes, and posted very similar scores in our benchmark tests. Thus, looking at the pros and cons...
By FutureLooks on February 23, 2012
The question posed at the start was whether or not ASUS could continue their impressive enthusiast experience and consistency. The answer is a resounding affirmative. Starting with the design and quality, in my humble opinion, it’s much more...
By Maximum PC on January 20, 2012
Let’s be frank: If you’re even thinking about buying into Intel’s deliciously fast LGA2011 platform this early, you are an enthusiast—Enthusiast with a capital-freaking-E, since you can’t even look at LGA2011 without buying...
By X-bit Labs on January 03, 2012
Lately, when we started studying a new platform or began a series of reviews of mainboards based on a new chipset, we tried to gather several different mainboards in the first review, mostly from the top of the line-up. Of course, it is clear why we...
By techPowerUp! on December 23, 2011
The ASUS P9X79 Deluxe really did impress us every step of the way during our testing period. It clocked exceptionally well, both for the CPU and the memory, offered many options not seen elsewhere, and ultimately, those options are what helped us push...
By PC Mag on December 13, 2011
Via both software and hardware, Asus has packed an incredible amount of features and potential into its P9X79 Deluxe motherboard....
By Tom's Hardware UK on December 07, 2011
Our flagship motherboard comparison announcement was answered with an interesting selection of models, along with a bunch of “not ready yet” responses. Today we examine a few samples from companies bold enough to step up to the plate during launch...
By Benchmark Reviews on November 22, 2011
The Intel DX79SI motherboard isn't competitive with the ASUS boards; large skull insignia aside, it's simply outclassed on performance and features. That said, it's $40-$80 less than the ASUS motherboards, and that's money you can put into
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