Asus Sabertooth X79 Motherboard Review
Andy Ruffell / 5 years ago
Asus have always been one of those brands that wants to cater for every market, and that’s not a bad thing, certainly not. It gives the end user a bigger selection to chose from and lets Asus identify their customers, meaning that can then manufacture their products to suit the end user more. This is why Asus have made many boards ready for the Intel X79 launch, and with different boards aimed at different markets, it allows consumers to spend their money more wisely.
Not everyone can afford a Rampage IV Extreme motherboard with all of the bells and whistles, and not everyone wants to, as half of the features may be worthless to you, especially if you don’t plan on using LN2 or voltage modding your components, and the simple P9X79 Pro and Deluxe boards offer a bit of what you want, but is missing some vital features, especially when it comes to rock solid stability, especially when overclocking.
This is why the Sabertooth brand was developed as it offers a good mixture of the basic flavour boards with a hint of the Rampage features, but for a fraction of the cost. The Sabertooth range of boards have always been aimed at workstations, and users who require their systems to be under serious conditions for long periods of time and providing 100% stability whilst doing so.
Today the Sabertooth X79 board has arrived with us and hopes to carry on holding this torch they have gained from the P67 and 990FX Sabertooth boards, so we’re keen to get down and dirty to see if the X79 can carry on the legacy and offer rock-hard stability whilst not skimping on the features that we’ve come to expect.
As we’ve already previewed this board a couple of weeks ago, there is no point us looking over the design and layout again, but instead invite you to take a look at the article we published so you can see for yourself. This review will focus more on the features and the benchmarks that we all care about, and of course how well it overclocks.
Without further delay, let’s turn the page and see what the Sabertooth X79 has in store for us.