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