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Gigabyte X79S-UP5 WiFi Intel LGA 2011

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Got a ton of hard drives, and not enough ports? Looking to buy a RAID card, and found the $400+ pricing too much? What if you could get a motherboard, and a RAID controller, for less than a RAID card itself? Gigabyte says you can! The Gigabyte X79S-UP5 WiFi is no normal LGA2011 board - fitted with an Intel C606 chip instead of a standard Intel X79 Express, this Workstation product not only has eight SAS ports, but also everything else you need to build your own supercomputer.

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I want this board. Stability is what I desire.
 
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DAMN!!!!!! :eek:
 

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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?
 

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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:

patsburg.jpg


http://ark.intel.com/products/codename/29968/Patsburg

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.;)
 
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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...
 
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