ASUS P9X79 Series Intel X79 chipset motherboard preview

ASUS P9X79 Series
Bluetooth 26 Oct 2011

If you are not a gamer or overclocker, the ASUS P9X79 series motherboards should be a better bet in terms of cost/performance ratio.

The P9X79 series comes in 3 variations but most of the features are the same. The picture below shows motherboard has 8 DDR3 slots capable of DDR3-2400 (OC). There are 3 PCIe slots allowing 3 way CrossFire/SLI. It has a new DIGI+ Power control, SSD caching, BT GO 3.0! just to name a few of the new feature set on this board.

From the set up below, you can see that the heatsink   almost occupy 1/4 of the mainboard. At the rear of the mainboard, we can see USB 3.0 ports, eSATA 6Gbps ports and audio ports.