|X79 Express Motherboard Performance Comparison|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Motherboards|
|Written by David Ramsey|
|Wednesday, 23 November 2011|
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X79 Express Motherboard Performance Comparison
As part of the Sandy Bridge Extreme CPU launch, Benchmark Reviews received several new X79 Express motherboards to test. Each motherboard's aimed at a different audience and has different features. In this article I'll compare the stock and overclocked performance of each motherboard to see if there are any significant differences.
Today we have the Intel DX79SI motherboard, as well as the ASUS P9X79 Deluxe and Sabertooth X79 TUF motherboards. Intel makes no secret of the audience for their DX79SI motherboard: it's for "champion gamers and performance enthusiasts who live to push their systems WAY beyond the limits." ASUS claims the Sabertooth X79 TUF is "...born for pursuing the preeminent stability, all-round compatibility, and extreme durability.", and that the P9X79 Deluxe is "Absolute Performance on Intel X79 Platform.", a somewhat generic claim.
Since all three motherboards are based on Intel's X79 chipset, performance at stock clock speeds should be very similar, although differences can occur. The differentiation will likely be features and price.
Full Disclosure: The product samples used in this article have been provided by Intel and ASUS.