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    Default ASUS P9X79-E WS Motherboard Review

    Introduction The X79 based chipset motherboards have been out for quite some time now and with the recent launch of Intel Ivy-Bridge E chips, Intel didn’t do much at this time to improve the chipset. Some will say it’s not needed and some will advise against this and say go for the new release of the Z87 based chipset. While the Z87 base chipset did have great improvements for the newly release Haswell chips, we still see a strong stand from the X79 chipset. Today, we are going to take a look at a board from ASUS that has given the X79 chipset a revision which will push the limits and take full use on Ivy-B E. This is the new ASUS P9X79-E WS motherboard. What does WS stand for? Well this is designed to be a workstation motherboard for those serious video encoders or server and workload crunching. Of course, it makes for a great enthusiast’s motherboard too. * While this P9X79-E WS (workstation) motherboard is not as mainstream as some of the newer Z87 chipset based boards, ASUS has put together some unique touches to offer better performance and features. Let’s dive in a talk more about what this X79 chipset based board can do. *

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    Default Re: ASUS P9X79-E WS Motherboard Review

    good review Kenny. That's beast of a motherboard.
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Default Re: ASUS P9X79-E WS Motherboard Review

    One hellen of a review Kenny. Nice board from ASUS also.

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    Default Re: ASUS P9X79-E WS Motherboard Review

    Great review Kenny of a really nice board unfortunatly it out of my price range thanks for posting

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    Default Re: ASUS P9X79-E WS Motherboard Review

    Need to find something, something wrong......
    I know, don't like the board color.
    Good review Kenny , Excellent board, 4 SLI x16 wow.

    Always look beyond the limits...

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    Default Re: ASUS P9X79-E WS Motherboard Review

    That is one Bad A$$ board
    Great review Kenny and very well done!!!

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    Thanks All! This is def. a awesome board!! I had a blast reviewing this!

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    Great review! I can certainly appreciate that they at least made the board look presentable for those who like displaying their hardware, while keeping it functional and feature rich.

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    Default Re: ASUS P9X79-E WS Motherboard Review

    Kenny did such an outstanding Job on this review that he received some praise from Asus. "Tell Kenny he did a fantastic job detailing all features I am more than impressed!"

    His high standard for detail and working to figure out every piece of software and board feature is a standard we all should look to match in our own future reviews. Thank you Kenny for the truly great job you did on this review. I know how much of yourself you put into this review and it is much appreciated. You have moved the Bar that much higher and brought all of PureOC with it. Thank you.
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    Way to go Kenny

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    Kenny did such an outstanding Job on this review that he received some praise from Asus. "Tell Kenny he did a fantastic job detailing all features – I am more than impressed!"

    His high standard for detail and working to figure out every piece of software and board feature is a standard we all should look to match in our own future reviews. Thank you Kenny for the truly great job you did on this review. I know how much of yourself you put into this review and it is much appreciated. You have moved the Bar that much higher and brought all of PureOC with it. Thank you.
    Thanks Sandy!! Thanks for the shout out, its much appreciated...

    Now get back to work Coco Lee!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solara2xb View Post
    Thanks Sandy!! Thanks for the shout out, its much appreciated...

    Now get back to work Coco Lee!!
    Ha-Ha!

    I IS a great review, and a bad-a*s*s motherboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solara2xb View Post
    Thanks Sandy!! Thanks for the shout out, its much appreciated...

    Now get back to work Coco Lee!!
    Hey Kenny remember what we was just talking about? Coco lee Canceled that ****! Eat a fat one!
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    Hey Kenny remember what we was just talking about? Coco lee Canceled that ****! Eat a fat one!
    Hahahahahahahaa....

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    Default Re: ASUS P9X79-E WS Motherboard Review

    I Love the review too.

    I was looking in more detail at the cpu support list. The rule seems to be: if it is skt 2011 it will work but i7-IB and xeon v2's need a later bios.

    Still a great support list:

    Core i7-3820 (3.6G,L3:10M,6C,HT,rev.M1)
    Core i7-3930K (3.2G,L3:12M,6C,HT,rev.C1)
    Core i7-3930K (3.2G,L3:12M,6C,HT,rev.C2)
    Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition(3.3G,L3:15M,6C,HT,rev.C1)
    Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition(3.3G,L3:15M,6C,HT,rev.C2)
    Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition(3.5G,L3:15M,6C,HT,150W,rev.C2)
    Core i7-4820K (3.7GHz, L3:10M, 4C, HT, 130W, rev.S1)
    Core i7-4930K (3.4GHz, L3:12M, 6C, HT, 130W, rev.S1)
    Core i7-4960X (3.6G, L3:15M, 6C, HT, 130W, rev.S1)



    Intel Xeon E5-1603 (2.8G,130W,L3:10M,4C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-1607 (3.0G,130W,L3:10M,4C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-1620 (3.6G,130W,L3:10M,4C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 (3.7G,130W,L3:10M,4C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-1650 (3.2G,130W,L3:12M,6C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-1650 v2 (3.5G,130W,L3:12M,6C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-1660 (3.3G,130W,L3:15M,6C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-1660 v2 (3.7G,130W,L3:15M,6C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2603 (1.8G,80W,L3:10M,4C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2603 v2 (1.8G,80W,L3:10M,4C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2609 (2.4G,80W,L3:10M,4C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2609 v2 (2.5G,80W,L3:10M,4C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2620 (2.0G,95W,L3:15M,6C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2620 v2 (2.1G,80W,L3:15M,6C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2630 (2.3G,95W,L3:15M,6C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2630 v2 (2.6G,80W,L3:15M,6C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2630L (2.0G,60W,L3:15M,6C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2630L v2 (2.4G,60W,L3:15M,6C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2637 (3.0G,80W,L3:5M,2C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2637 v2 (3.5G,130W,L3:15M,4C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2640 (2.5G,95W,L3:15M,6C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2640 v2 (2.0G,95W,L3:20M,8C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2643 (3.3G,130W,L3:10M,4C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2643 v2 (3.5G,130W,L3:25M,6C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2650 (2.0G,95W,L3:20M,8C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 (2.6G,95W,L3:20M,8C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2650L (1.8G,70W,L3:20M,8C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2650L v2 (1.7G,70W,L3:25M,10C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2660 (2.2G,95W,L3:20M,8C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2 (2.2G,95W,L3:25M,10C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2665 (2.4G,115W,L3:20M,8C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2667 (2.9G,130W,L3:15M,6C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2670 (2.6G,115W,L3:20M,8C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 (2.5G,115W,L3:25M,10C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2680 (2.7G,130W,L3:20M,8C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 (2.8G,115W,L3:25M,10C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2687W (3.1G,150W,L3:20M,8C,HT)
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    Intel Xeon E5-2690 (2.9G,135W,L3:20M,8C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 (3.0G,130W,L3:25M,10C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2695 v2 (2.4G,115W,L3:30M,12C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 (2.7G,130W,L3:30M,12C,HT)
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    Default Re: ASUS P9X79-E WS Motherboard Review

    Quote Originally Posted by grumpydaddy View Post
    I Love the review too.

    I was looking in more detail at the cpu support list. The rule seems to be: if it is skt 2011 it will work but i7-IB and xeon v2's need a later bios.

    Still a great support list:

    Core i7-3820 (3.6G,L3:10M,6C,HT,rev.M1)
    Core i7-3930K (3.2G,L3:12M,6C,HT,rev.C1)
    Core i7-3930K (3.2G,L3:12M,6C,HT,rev.C2)
    Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition(3.3G,L3:15M,6C,HT,rev.C1)
    Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition(3.3G,L3:15M,6C,HT,rev.C2)
    Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition(3.5G,L3:15M,6C,HT,150W,rev.C2)
    Core i7-4820K (3.7GHz, L3:10M, 4C, HT, 130W, rev.S1)
    Core i7-4930K (3.4GHz, L3:12M, 6C, HT, 130W, rev.S1)
    Core i7-4960X (3.6G, L3:15M, 6C, HT, 130W, rev.S1)



    Intel Xeon E5-1603 (2.8G,130W,L3:10M,4C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-1607 (3.0G,130W,L3:10M,4C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-1620 (3.6G,130W,L3:10M,4C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 (3.7G,130W,L3:10M,4C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-1650 (3.2G,130W,L3:12M,6C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-1650 v2 (3.5G,130W,L3:12M,6C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-1660 (3.3G,130W,L3:15M,6C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-1660 v2 (3.7G,130W,L3:15M,6C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2603 (1.8G,80W,L3:10M,4C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2603 v2 (1.8G,80W,L3:10M,4C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2609 (2.4G,80W,L3:10M,4C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2609 v2 (2.5G,80W,L3:10M,4C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2620 (2.0G,95W,L3:15M,6C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2620 v2 (2.1G,80W,L3:15M,6C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2630 (2.3G,95W,L3:15M,6C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2630 v2 (2.6G,80W,L3:15M,6C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2630L (2.0G,60W,L3:15M,6C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2630L v2 (2.4G,60W,L3:15M,6C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2637 (3.0G,80W,L3:5M,2C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2637 v2 (3.5G,130W,L3:15M,4C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2640 (2.5G,95W,L3:15M,6C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2640 v2 (2.0G,95W,L3:20M,8C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2643 (3.3G,130W,L3:10M,4C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2643 v2 (3.5G,130W,L3:25M,6C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2650 (2.0G,95W,L3:20M,8C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 (2.6G,95W,L3:20M,8C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2650L (1.8G,70W,L3:20M,8C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2650L v2 (1.7G,70W,L3:25M,10C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2660 (2.2G,95W,L3:20M,8C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2 (2.2G,95W,L3:25M,10C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2665 (2.4G,115W,L3:20M,8C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2667 (2.9G,130W,L3:15M,6C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2670 (2.6G,115W,L3:20M,8C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 (2.5G,115W,L3:25M,10C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2680 (2.7G,130W,L3:20M,8C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 (2.8G,115W,L3:25M,10C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2687W (3.1G,150W,L3:20M,8C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2687W v2 (3.4G,150W,L3:20M,8C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2690 (2.9G,135W,L3:20M,8C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 (3.0G,130W,L3:25M,10C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2695 v2 (2.4G,115W,L3:30M,12C,HT)
    Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 (2.7G,130W,L3:30M,12C,HT)
    Marked in red, would be great with this board, i7 3970x wouldn't be so bad either.

    Always look beyond the limits...

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