ASUS P9X79 Deluxe motherboard ReviewPosted on 2012-04-13 09:11:52 by Thomas De Maesschalck
I have to say this board was just as much fun to overclock as the R4E. Thankfully, there are fewer settings to massage in the BIOS. Pushing the i7 3960X is fun in its own right, but after looking at what the Second Generation Core i7 3820 was capable of, I wanted to see if ASUS had indeed built up the component structure well enough to push this chip just as hard as the R4E. The result was a bench stable 5.1GHz from a partially locked chip. Any which way you go, the ASUS motherboards and Core i7 3960, 3820 CPU's give you have a stout combination that can deliver all the performance potential of your CPU and memory.