X79 Motherboard Roundup: ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte Duke it Out

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Intel’s X58 chipset made for great platform performance, and even though the chip maker has unleashed many more chipsets since the X58 came out, there hasn’t been a true successor in the high-end of their product line-up (not even the Z68 chipset) until now.

The X79 chipset looks to pick up the X58’s poll position, so we decided to bench test a few motherboards from ASRock, ASUS, and Gigabyte to see how Intel's new flagship performs.

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realneil replied on Thu, Mar 8 2012 10:09 AM

Oh Yeah! The ASRock has everything I need, including the lowest price. Quick, somebody buy me one of them! Smile

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MLovejoy replied on Sat, Aug 25 2012 8:30 PM

For gaming should I go with an X79 board or a Z77 board?

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ABonev replied on Sun, Sep 9 2012 1:25 PM

For multiple graphick cards x79 for one z77

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JOMA replied on Sun, Sep 9 2012 2:46 PM

For gaming Z77 is fine.

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artnude replied on Sun, Apr 28 2013 12:36 AM

I have 2 Asus sabertooth boards, one AMD and one Intel and I would definitely choose the sabertooth x79 if I was made of money ;o)

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