ASUS P9X79 Deluxe Motherboard Review


Legit Reviews Test System

Before we look at the numbers, here is a brief glance at the test systems that were used. All testing was done on a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. All benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running.

ASUS P9X79 Deluxe

ASUS P9X79 Deluxe motherboard – $369.99

Intel Test Rig

Processor Intel Core I7 3820 Live Pricing
Motherboard See Above Live Pricing
Sound Card Creative Fatality X-FI Live Pricing
Memory Crucial 1866MHz Live Pricing
Storage Device(S) Crucial M4SSD2128 SSD

2 X Seagate Momentus 320 HDDs

1 X Western Digital 1 TB HDD

Live Pricing

Live Pricing

Live Pricing

Video Card 2 X AMD Radeon HD6970 Live Pricing
Cooling Koolance CPU 360 CPU water block

2 x Koolance 697 Video card water blocks

Swiftech triple 120mm radiator

XSPC quad 120mm radiator

Chassis CoolerMaster Live Pricing
Power Supply PC Power & Cooling Live Pricing

ASUS P9X79 Deluxe System Settings

ASUS P9X79 Deluxe Default
ASUS P9X79 Deluxe Default

To keep things fair during the testing portion of this review, and to ensure I would not get any erroneous or stray readings, the only thing that I changed on the hardware was the motherboards and CPU, all other hardware remained the same.

These items include:

  • Crucial 1866MHz 9-9-9-24 memory
  • 2 x Seagate Momentus 320 HDDs in RAID 0
  • 1 x Western Digital 1 TB HDD
  • 1 x Crucial M4SSD2128GB SSD
  • 2 x AMD Radeon HD6970 video cards
  • 1 x Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatality
  • PC Power & Cooling 950 WATT PSU
  • 1 x Koolance CPU 360 CPU water block
  • 2 x Koolance 697 full cover video card water blocks
  • 1 x Swiftech triple 120mm radiator
  • 1 x XSPC quad 120mm radiator
  • With a dual loop shared 1 gallon reservoir.

Again the only things I did change was the motherboards/CPU combination. The tested motherboards and CPU combinations are as fallows:

  • ASUS Rampage II Extreme with a Core i7 970
  • ASUS P8P67 EVO with a Core i7 2600K
  • ASUS P9X79 Deluxe with a Core i7 3820

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