More X79 Motherboards Revealed by Manufacturers

Recently, we shared with you a sneak peek of the Asus’ ROG (Republic of Gamers) Rampage IV Extreme and eVGA X79 E779 Classified motherboards. Today, we share a sneak peek of some of the other upcoming Intel X79 motherboards.

  • Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3
  • Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5
  • Asus P9X79 Deluxe
  • Asus TUF Sabertooth X79
  • eVGA X79 FTW

       

Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3: Has four DDR3 DIMM slots, four PCI-Express 3.0 x16 (two capable of x16,x16) and two PCI-Express 2.0 x1 expansion slot. There two SATA 6 Gb/s (white), four SATA 3 Gb/s (black) from the Intel X79 controller and four SATA 6 Gb/s (gray) from a Marvell controller. The I/O panel comes with the standard variation of USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, along with 8+2 channel HD audio and Gigabit LAN connection.

Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3


Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5: Has eight DDR3 DIMM slots, three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 (two capable of x16,x16), two PCI-Express 2.0 x1 and one PCI expansion slot. There are two SATA 6 Gb/s (white), four SATA 3 Gb/s (black) from the Intel X79 controllers and four SATA 6 Gb/s (gray) from a Marvell controller. The I/O panel comes with the standard variation of USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, along with 8+2 channel HD audio and Gigabit LAN connection.

Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5

Asus P9X79 Deluxe: Has eight DDR3 DIMM slots, four PCI-Express x16 (unclear if they are PCI-Express 3.0 or a combination of 3.0 & 2.0) and two PCI-Express 2.0 x1 expansion slot. There are eight internal SATA ports, including two SATA 6 Gb/s (gray), four SATA 3 Gb/s (blue) from the Intel X79 controller and two SATA 6 Gb/s (white) from a Marvell controller. The I/O panel comes with the standard variation of USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, along with 8+2 channel HD audio and two Gigabit LAN connections.

ASUS P9X79 DeluxeASUS P9X79 Deluxe

Asus TUF Sabertooth X79: Has eight DDR3 DIMM slots, two PCI-Express 3.0 x16 (capable of x16,x16), one PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (@ x8), two PCI-Express 2.0 x1, and one PCI expansion slot. There are eight internal SATA ports, including two SATA 6 Gb/s (brown), four SATA 3 Gb/s (black) from the Intel X79 controller and two SATA 6 Gb/s (white) from a third-party controller. The I/O panel comes with the standard variation of USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, along with 8+2 channel HD audio and Gigabit LAN connection.

ASUS TUF Sabertooth X79ASUS TUF Sabertooth X79

eVGA X79 FTW: Has four DDR3 DIMM slots, four PCI-Express 3.0 x16 (two capable of x16,x16), one PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (@ x8) and one PCI-Express 2.0 x1 expansion slot. There are only six internal SATA ports, including two SATA 6 Gb/s (red) and four SATA 3 Gb/s (black) from the Intel X79 controller. The I/O panel comes with the standard variation of USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, along with 8+2 channel HD audio and two Gigabit LAN connections to list just a few of the options.

eVGA X79 FTWeVGA X79 FTW


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  • JasonAkkerman
    Must... not... upgrade... must... wait... for... Ivy... bridge.
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  • rjkucia
    Looks expensive.
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  • LuckyDucky7
    Yay! New P67/Z68 boards with quad-channel memory tacked on!

    Because there's nothing new here, folks. It should really just be called X68 because there's nothing new in the chipset other than a lot of pins.

    I mean:
    -No native USB 3.0 ports
    -No replacement for USB 3.0 ports (Light Peak/Thunderbolt) in sight
    -Not enough native SATA 6GB/s ports (there are TWO).

    And the only real reason to buy a board like this is with a processor that costs 600+ dollars (existence of the i7-3820 is completely redundant due to the i7-2700K, which performs no better in games than the i5-2500K does).

    It's not actually a real enthusiast platform.
    If it were, it would have the features above.
    It's just priced that way, because it can be.
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  • rjkucia
    Looks expensive.
    21
  • JasonAkkerman
    Must... not... upgrade... must... wait... for... Ivy... bridge.
    22
  • de5_Roy
    the motherboards look great (and expensive) especially the asus tuf sabretooth. now wait for the cpus to release...

    is it me or the atx form factor is too small for x79? :)
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