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Sapphire and ECS X79 Motherboard Review

BluePanda    -   September 3, 2012
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Specifications:

 

CPU:
Supports Intel LGA 2011: Unlocked Intel Core i7 Series processors
Chipset:
Intel® X79 Express Chipset
BIOS:
Dual –BIOS
Memory:
32 GB Max.
Quad Channel 240 pins DDR3 up to 1600+MHz, non-ECC, Unbuffered
Expansion Slots:
3 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots
3 x PCI Express 2.0 x8 slots
Storage:
4 x Serial ATA III 6Gb/s connectors
4 x Serial ATA II 3Gb/s connectors
Audio:
Realtek ALC892 HD Audio CODEC with 8-Channel
Ethernet LAN:
Dual Marvell 88E8057 PCI-Express Gigabit LAN
Rear Panel I/O:
6 x USB 2.0 port
4 x USB 3.0 port
1 x SPDIF Coaxial OUT
1 x Audio I / O ports
1 x SPDIF Optical Out
1 x Supporting Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR by Atheros AR3011
2 x e-SATA port
PS/2 KB/MS combo port
Dual RJ- 45 Gigabit LAN with ESD
Internal I/O:
4 x USB 2.0 headers
4 pins CPU PWM Fan connectors
3 Pin Chassis Fan connectors
24-pin ATX Power connector
8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1 x COM headers
Control (Front) panel headers
2 x USB 3.0 headers
Audio I/O (Front) header
SPDIF out header
Power Button
Reset Button
CMOS clear Button
Dual BIOS select switch with indicator LED
Form Factor:
ATX, Size 304x 244 mm
OS Support:
Windows 7 (32/64) bit

 

 

 

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  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: ECS X79R-AX Black Deluxe
  3. Closer Look: Sapphire Pure Black X79N
  4. Closer Look: Utilities
  5. Closer Look: ECS BIOS
  6. Closer Look: Sapphire BIOS
  7. Specifications and Features: ECS
  8. Specifications and Features: Sapphire
  9. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  10. Testing: PCM7
  11. Testing: HD Tune (5.0), AIDA64 2.20
  12. Testing: Sandra, X264, Handbrake
  13. Testing: USB 3.0
  14. Testing: 3DMark 11, DiRT 3, BF3
  15. Conclusion
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