Author: Bob Buskirk
- The BIOS
- Included Software & Features
- System Overview & Testing Procedures
- Testing - CPU & Memory
- Testing - System
- Testing - Video
- Testing - Gaming
- Final Thoughts
Intel’s X79 platform has been out for a little while now. This platform is the real high-end when it comes to gaming and CPU-intensive tasks. ASUS has quite a few different X79 motherboards to choose from. Today we will be taking a look at their P9X79 Pro Motherboard. This board sits in the middle of ASUS’s P9X79 boards with the P9X79 LE ($229) and P9X79 ($259) boards being below it and the P9X79 Deluxe ($359) and P9X79 WS ($379) being at the high end. With a price point of $299 the P9X79 Pro sits right in the middle. The board features quad-channel memory support, an all digital power design, SATA 6GB/s and USB 3.0 support, ASUS’s UEFI BIOS, ASUS SSD caching and much more. Read on as we take a look…
The P9X79 Pro comes in a nice retail box that does not have all that much information on the front, just some of the main features are pointed out here. The top flap of the box opens up so you can read all about some of the features of the board.
On the back of the board you have every more information so you really know what you are buying if you saw this board on a retail shelf. Getting everything out of the box you have the P9X79 Pro motherboard, 3 bags of SATA cables, I/O shield, 3-way SLI bridge, extended SLI bridge, EZ connectors, user’s guide and driver CD.
To give you a good idea of how the P9X79 Pro comes and for a brief overview of the board check out our unboxing and overview video below.