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....what is wrong with the X79 chipset currently?
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Originally Posted by YP5 Toronto View Post

....what is wrong with the X79 chipset currently?

I agree with the OP. I expected it to have full SATA 6.0 on all ports and integrated USB 3.0 built into the x79 chipset. The chipset doesn't even have SSD caching like the Z68 does (don't know yet how effective it is). Its got quad channel ram which is nice, but I was just expecting more.
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X79 does not and will not support more than 2 natively. You can however find motherboards that use 3rd party controllers for more, or add a dedicated card.

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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

This doesn't matter to me because I only have two SSD"s that I want to run in RAID 0 on the two Intel SATA 3 plugs but are you guys saying that you couldn't run more SSD's in RAID off of the third party SATA 3 plugs? Sorry, I'm a noob to RAID....

If your not going to use more than two disks its perfectly fine. But since even HDD's are moving to Sata 6gb/s and the future will probably just bring even more SSD's I want more on the Intel controller.
Yes you can run RAID of 3rd party controllers, but the performance is often way below Intel controller (up to 200mb/s slower than Intel controller).

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Originally Posted by YP5 Toronto View Post

....what is wrong with the X79 chipset currently?

Nothing wrong, except the lack of SATA 6gb/s and USB 3.0 on the Intel controller. For such a high end chipset in 2012 you would believe that it could support a little more than two SATA 6GB/s ports native without the use of bad performing 3rd party controllers.
Except for this, the X79 is great in my opinion!


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I agree with the OP. I expected it to have full SATA 6.0 on all ports and integrated USB 3.0 built into the x79 chipset. The chipset doesn't even have SSD caching like the Z68 does (don't know yet how effective it is). Its got quad channel ram which is nice, but I was just expecting more.

You and me both buddy!
I think I read something about Asus X79's having SSD caching, even though I am not sure how it works or the performance of it.
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If your not going to use more than two disks its perfectly fine. But since even HDD's are moving to Sata 6gb/s and the future will probably just bring even more SSD's I want more on the Intel controller.
Yes you can run RAID of 3rd party controllers, but the performance is often way below Intel controller (up to 200mb/s slower than Intel controller).
Nothing wrong, except the lack of SATA 6gb/s and USB 3.0 on the Intel controller. For such a high end chipset in 2012 you would believe that it could support a little more than two SATA 6GB/s ports native without the use of bad performing 3rd party controllers.
Except for this, the X79 is great in my opinion!
You and me both buddy!
I think I read something about Asus X79's having SSD caching, even though I am not sure how it works or the performance of it.

Yeah, ASUS implemented their own version of SSD caching (simply called, "ASUS SSD Caching"). I actually picked up the ASUS P9X79 Deluxe and 3930k last night. I am thinking of also picking up a 256Gb SSD and using one of my Intel 80Gb SSD for caching. TBH, I would have bought an X79 a long time ago if I didn't feel so cheated by it's specs. But I just got bored with my system and wanted to try something else.

Here is a good review of ASUS X79 boards, and a nice discussion on the X79 chipset and ASUS implementation:
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Yeah, ASUS implemented their own version of SSD caching (simply called, "ASUS SSD Caching"). I actually picked up the ASUS P9X79 Deluxe and 3930k last night. I am thinking of also picking up a 256Gb SSD and using one of my Intel 80Gb SSD for caching. TBH, I would have bought an X79 a long time ago if I didn't feel so cheated by it's specs. But I just got bored with my system and wanted to try something else.
Here is a good review of ASUS X79 boards, and a nice discussion on the X79 chipset and ASUS implementation:

Thanks for the link!

If it was native SATA 6GB/s on all the ports I would have jumped over it in a second hehe!
Yeah I feel you on that one, most of the times I have upgraded or downgraded its because I want to try something else and new.
Congrats on the P9X79 and 3930K! smile.gif

I am going to build with X79 my self, with Corsair 800D watercooled with a 480+240 rad, 3930K and Rampage IV Extreme a little later on!
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That does kinda suck. I'm thinking of jumping ship to x79. But havig a hard time justifying the prices and upgrade. tongue.gif

Grats on your new tech, hope it all works out and you enjoy it. thumb.gif
 
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It's worth it even without native 3+ SATA 3 ports. If you want to do a larger raid, get a dedicated PCI-E card for that (as you'll get great bandwith with the X79 platform).
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It's worth it even without native 3+ SATA 3 ports. If you want to do a larger raid, get a dedicated PCI-E card for that (as you'll get great bandwith with the X79 platform).
I think the real value is in the CPU. And of course, you need the X79 platform to run them!


Here is another great seires of videos by ASUS rep JJ (there are 3 videos) on OCing the ASUS X79 platform:

And last, for $25 you can get insurance from Intel. baiscally they offer you a 1 time exchange for another CPU with no questions asked:
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Some boards have 6 sata 3 ports and all have usb 3.0 what are you talking about
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