With Computex in full swing, a wealth of information about the new X79 ranges of boards is hitting the internet. With sites such as VR-Zone and lab 501 showing off pictures of upcoming X79 boards from a variety of manufacturers, hardware enthusiasts have a good idea of what to expect from the next generation Intel chipset.
Highlights of the X79 lineup include:
GA-X79A UD3: Gigabytes latest offering sports the new X79 ram slot layout, along with 14 sata ports and 5 PCIe slots.
X79 Quantum force: Foxconn is in the running with the same ram slot layout, 14 sata ports, 4 PCIe slots and their trademark red and black theme hailing back to the original bloodrage board.
X79R-A: ECS’ new addition to their black series brings the new ram slot layout, 10 sata ports, 4 PCIe slots and a new black and white colour scheme.
C1X79EVO: Asus are also present with their latest Evo board. The same ram slot layout, 14 sata ports, 3 PCIe slots and a colour scheme out of the 90’s.
X79 Extreme4: Asrock aren’t known for their high end boards, however their Extreme 4 board may aim to change that. New ram slot layout, 12 sata ports, 4 PCIe slots and a black and red colour scheme.
Quad channel ram, 10+ sata ports and multiple PCIe slots are the current highlight of the X79 line of boards at Computex, expect more as the event unfolds over the next few days.