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Intel Outs Extreme Board DX79TO, Sandy Bridge-E Platform On The Cheap

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Intel's Desktop Board division didn't miss out on the Sandy Bridge-E LGA2011 platform launch, after all, it's ceremonial for Intel to launch a new generation of processors with its own branded motherboards that are fully compatible with them. While Intel had two models of LGA2011 motherboards in the pipeline, the DX79SI and DX79TO, only the former was launched in November, which made it to most platform reviewers. The DX79SI was launched at a price point of US $289 - $299 MSRP, though some retailers easily set that price above $300. The new DX79TO is designed to be a down-scaled version of the DX79SI, targeting a price range of $203 - $208, according to ARK. Naturally then, the price that's 30% lower than that of the DX79SI invites some aggressive feature-cutting.

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Seeing that $200 is considered "cheap" for a motherboard made me cry a little bit inside.
 
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Seeing that $200 is considered "cheap" for a motherboard made me cry a little bit inside.
$200 is cheap for an Intel board.
 

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$200 is cheap for an Intel board.
Rather, $200 is cheap for a LGA2011 board. In no time this board will fall to $189 or even $179 thanks to the crap feedback it will receive.
 
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Rather, $200 is cheap for a LGA2011 board. In no time this board will plummet to $189 thanks to the crap feedback it will receive.
True enough.
 
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Inb4 this board is "featured" on every pre-built skt2011 in the known universe.
 
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No one will buy it , at least not me.
x79 motheboards is By far NO NO way near of the X58 when it was Released.
i don't see any reason to upgrade to X79 i am very happy with my X58 classified with i7-970 @4.23GHZ. :roll:
Ok when they roll out the 8-core 16-threads CPU now thats a different story...
 
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I'm curious as to why they went with 8 RAM slots.
 
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Apparently, 8 DIMM slots is cheaper than 2 more channels of audio and an optical jack.
 
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Here's a review of the Intel DX79SI and some others.