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  • Hauk - Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - link

    I remember jumping to X58 when I saw that a reasonably priced cpu (i7 920) which would OC like crazy came available. Not so much with X79, still waiting for i7 3820, all parts on hand, including an ASRock Extreme 7 ($259). It's not such a bad platform when cheap mobo's, cpus, and DDR3 are available. What about it Intel?? Stupid move IMO not getting 3820 to market sooner. X79 could have garnered more steam than it has.. Reply
  • landerf - Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - link

    For the record Creative's Core3D doesn't offload openal, in case anyone was expecting it too. Reply
  • BPB - Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - link

    Does this board support SRT? If so I would actually consider spending the money on it. Reply
  • Blibbax - Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - link

    "The X79 Extreme9 comes in around +50% more than those boards ($360 vs. ~$240), meaning I would expect 50% more when it came to the Extreme9."

    It never works like this. Is a Ferrari 5000% better than a Ford? What about 3960x vs. 3930k?

    If you want maximum performance per price, there's no way you'd be looking at SB-E anyway.
  • purefun1965 - Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - link

    I feel its overpriced. I would like it more if it was $300.00 Reply
  • Stas - Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - link

    ClrCMOS button is nice. That's about it. Reply
  • Stas - Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - link

    Also, no 24-phase power? O.o Reply
  • AlexIsAlex - Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - link

    I mentioned this in the last motherboard review, but as I didn't get an answer either way, I'll ask again just in case:

    What would be nice, in motherboard reviews, would be a measure of the cold boot (POST) time. This is something that different bioses can be differentiated on, and UFEI offers the potential for very fast boots if manufacturers take advantage of it properly.

    Would it be possible to report, for comparison, the time between the power button being pressed and the installed bootloader starting? I was thinking it might be easiest to measure this by having no OS on the boot media and measuring the time to the "please insert boot media" message, but I'm sure you can think of other ways of doing it.

    Another commenter also requested that this be done for both stock and overclocked settings, as he found boot times to be much slower with overclocked settings on his motherboard.
  • bji - Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - link

    I would absolutely love to see these figures also. It is a major annoyance to me that my ASUS motherboard takes a full 7 - 8 seconds to even show the POST screen, and a further 1 - 2 seconds after that to get to my bootloader. I would personally highly value a greatly reduced POST time and would like to have this information in motherboard reviews. Having these values measured, evaluated, and compared is the only way that motherboard and BIOS makers will have any incentive to improve. Reply
  • javier_machuk - Sunday, January 29, 2012 - link

    I'm on the same boat! my asus z68 board takes longer to post than to load windows with a intel 510 ssd!
    It would be interesting to compare this values between various manufacturers.
  • CaioRearte - Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - link

    Is actually pretty amazing. How far have we come, compared to the days where heck, even the panel didn't have a standard. Tons of funcionality in so little space.

    That card looks awesome, almost worth the price premium :).
  • MySchizoBuddy - Thursday, February 16, 2012 - link

    Request for a review of EVGA Classified SR2 Reply
  • Wexy101 - Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - link


    I'm looking at this mother board for a future upgrade. I think its a very good one as it doesnt have all the fancy overclocking additions like a ROG IV but has the performance.

    In relation to the fan speed, during the testing, do you know how slow you can make the fans? IE the amount of voltage that can be sent to it. ON my current MB i had to use FanSpeed to get the speed right down as the bios was unable to got that low.

  • petar - Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - link

    I have it as in the role of the 24/7 server running more than a year. It's becoming more and more stable as they make new bioses. looks like memory compatibility issue (with Kingston Blue 32 GB ram it used to freeze once in 2 days, now have 64GB Kingston crashes freezes a month). Same hardware ran on the previous server based on DFI mobo for year without single crash (only disk replacements when dead). Reply

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