Discussion in 'Reviews' started by cadaveca, Sep 1, 2012.
To read this review go to: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/X79S-UP5_WiFi/
I want this board. Stability is what I desire.
Wait... if the board uses the C606 chip, then why is X79 in the board's name? Did they originally intend to use the X79 or is it just a screw up?
C606, technically, is X79, but a different grade. Both are "Patsburg", but of varying quality. There are like 5 or 6 different versions, that back this time last year, were refered to as Patsburg-S or Patsburg-T, or other letters follwing "Patsburg".
Today they are know as follows:
All expect the X79 version are used as workstation or server-grade PCH's, while X79 is reserved for desktop use.
So, to call the board X79, is as accurate as C606. I personally wanted to highlight that this was not "just X79", so now you know, and thanks for asking.
Great Review I like your work!
Now this is a sexy board! I wanted to do a red themed build, but now i'm going to have to do a blue and black one with MB!
EDIT: Dang just realized this board is E-ATX won't fit in the case I wanted...
Separate names with a comma.