The second coming of the X79 chipset
Subject: Motherboards | October 7, 2013 - 11:35 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: x79, Ivy Bridge-E, ASUS X79 Deluxe, asus
With the release of Ivy Bridge-E the X79 chipset and socket 2011 are making a comeback. The chipset is not new and the new motherboards coming out sport the same specifications but with added features that were not available when the chipset was first introduced. ASUS has added USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps controllers, improved SSD caching as well as updating both the onboard WiFi and audio; no Thunderbolt though. [H]ard|OCP took it through its benchmarks and overclocking tests and found that the added features do make this a great choice for a new Socket 2011 system but not really worth purchasing if you are already on an X79 motherboard.
"ASUS resurrects the tried and true X79 chipset putting it back in the spotlight with updated features just in time for Ivy Bridge-E CPUs. We take a look at ASUS’ X79 Deluxe and not only see if this motherboard is worth your hard earned cash, but answer the question: is there any compelling reason for existing X79 users to upgrade?"
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- Gigabyte F2A85XN-WIFI @ Legion Hardware
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