ECS Elitegroup X79R-AX Extreme

  • ECS Elitegroup X79R-AX Extreme
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  • Packed with added features not seen on some other products in the same price range, Clean, colorthemed and traditional layout, EFI bios with support for 3TB drives, Fully functional UEFI BIOS, including mouse support, VRM capable of over 300W, more than d
  • Excellent UEFI, Strong, subdued design, Supports up to 12 internal SATA devices, Contains wide array of enthusiast-friendly features, Good power usage.


  • Lack of working XMP v1.3 profiling for all XMP v1.3 certified DIMMs, Crossfire/SLI limited by slot configuration, leaving no space between dual VGAs for airflow dependant on which slots are used, No extended Crossfire bridge to make proper use of the x16
  • Sports only four RAM bays.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on 80

The downside to the ECS X79R-AX is design, which often feels cheap, particularly for a motherboard this expensive. It's also the only board with four DIMM...

By AnandTech on

Over the past 12 months I have covered a number of ECS boards, from the Sandy Bridge and Fusion range, including one with a Hydra chip. Looking back on those, there was a distinct running theme – a willingness to offer the consumer perhaps...

By techPowerUp! on 88

We spent a couple of days with the ECS X79R-AX before beginning our review. The last ECS product we looked at didn't leave us very impressed, but the ECS X79R-AX was clearly cut from a different cloth. There were a few issues we encountered, but...

By PC Mag on 80

Sporting some pricey features but costing less than many competing X79 Express motherboards, the ECS X79R-AX Black Extreme offers just about everything except maximum memory support....

By Guru of 3D on 80

Over the past few years we have noticed that ECS, being an OEM manufacturer, has tried really hard the infiltrate the retail market as well. That happened with reasonable success. Where their design started to pick up was with the Black Series...

International Review By HardwareMX on

Entre los pasados meses de Octubre y Noviembre del 2011 se lanzaron los procesadores Intel de ‘alto rendimiento’ de la arquitectura Sandy Bridge, en los cuales no solo creció el número de pines (socket LGA2011) y el tamaño del...

International Review By on

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