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Old 01-11-11, 11:16 PM
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The second of our ASUS X79 preview focuses on the P9X79 Pro.

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Old 01-11-11, 11:24 PM
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Bit anti climatic after the Rampage but still a good board non the less.

It's nice to see a X79 board with passive cooling on the southbridge as well, all the rest, the ones I have seen anyway, seem to have active cooling which is going create a bit of noise.
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Old 01-11-11, 11:31 PM
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I hate the new Asus colour scheme (much prefer the older black/blue and the ROG red/black)
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Old 02-11-11, 12:05 AM
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what the heck are you taping up......is there an i9 logo under there???
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Old 02-11-11, 07:57 AM
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I hate the new Asus colour scheme (much prefer the older black/blue and the ROG red/black)
Yeah the light blue isnt nice at all. Reminds me of the low end gigabyte boards. Asus should make some MB's in black.....
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Old 02-11-11, 10:21 AM
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I don't give half a toot about the colors.

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It looks like the Z68 Intel Rapid Storage Technology has made the leap to the X79.
I believe Asus cooked up its own caching scheme; they're calling it ASUS SSD Caching (shocking). So it's not Intel's RST stuff. At least, that's what tweaktown, legitreviews, pcper et al. are reporting.
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Old 02-11-11, 11:08 AM
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I know there's many of these x79 aimed squarely at gamers, but in all honesty you'd need to be a game-building-rig... builder... and a client with cash to spare.

I'm hoping very much that I get proved otherwise in the months to come, cos right now I'm yoyoing over the purchase of these things (not ASUS from previous experience) - results for me don't have the gamers in mind. New gfxcards may change that opinion. And of course there are some gaming boards in the ranges that come with shiny stuff.

On a professional and benching-enthusiast basis, you gotta get onboard. I'd not argue with that. Any meger %age gain is a bonus. If you pay for it yourself - ouch.

Love to see the P9X79 versus the 58/68 in the gaming stakes. Doesn't do anything for me. (right now)
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Looking good for a lower end x79 board
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Old 02-11-11, 12:55 PM
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Why are motherboards with the ability to have 32gb of memory aimed towards gamers? Seeing as games nowadays don't even use 4gb?

Personally I'd have thought they'd be aimed towards people who utilize lots of ram?
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i saw whats under that tape elsewhere.......what a letdown!!!!
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