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Asus Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 Motherboard Reviews

Wam7

Great board and cheaper alternative to those not needing plethora of ROG settings for benching.

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Pros: 5 year warranty. Stability. Overclocking features.

Cons: Chipset fan. Be wary of onboard audio failing

I've had this board for nearly 6 months. It replaces a Gigabyte X79 G1 Assassin 2 which although costing £60 more is far inferior. The Asus works seamlessly and the up to date bios releases ensure that. With the Gigabyte I could only overclock to 4.5 Ghz maximum but the Sabertooth can run 4.9 Ghz stably using exactly the same components. That should say it all.
powerhouse

Nice board, but inadequate documentation and no guarantee that anything but Windows will work

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Pros: 5 year warranty, UEFI BIOS features, thermal design, easy BIOS update

Cons: Picky about memory, QVL list doesn't get updated, no "official" Linux support (only Windows), Marvell SATA controller

EDIT 9.1.2014: BIOS release 4608 works fine, including VT-d support for SB-E CPUs (not yet for IVB-E !!!). I raised the rating by 0.5 to reflect the BIOS fixes. Host OS: Xen 4.3 hypervisor with Linux Mint 16 (as of 9.1.2014) Guest OS: Windows 7 Pro using VGA passthrough I bought the Asus Sabertooth X79 in April 2012, mainly because of the 5 year warranty and the supposedly good thermal design. The Asus Sabertooth X79 sure is an impressive board. Heat sinks and heat pipe for voltage regulators, incl. optional fan Fan cooled Intel X79 chipset Military specs components for increased durability UEFI BIOS with plenty of options for normal operation and OC A nice feature is the USB BIOS...
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