Asus sabertooth x79

We pit this first X79 board against one of Asus's Republic of Gamers boards with a hex-core Gulftown chip at its heart.

The performance boost of the new chip is tangible at stock speeds but almost mind-blowing at the top overclocked settings of 4.8GHz.

Multi-threaded rendering performance

Asus sabertooth x79

Asus sabertooth x79

Single-threaded rendering performance

Asus sabertooth x79

Asus sabertooth x79

CPU encoding performance

Asus sabertooth x79

Memory bandwidth

Asus sabertooth x79

Overclocking performance

Asus sabertooth x79

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Technology and cars. Increasingly the twain shall meet. Which is handy, because Jeremy (Twitter) is addicted to both. Long-time tech journalist, former editor of iCar magazine and incumbent car guru for T3 magazine, Jeremy reckons in-car technology is about to go thermonuclear. No, not exploding cars. That would be silly. And dangerous. But rather an explosive period of unprecedented innovation. Enjoy the ride.

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