I'll try to be brief. I'm currently looking at x79 motherboards for using with a i7-3820. I was initially inclined for getting an Asus, but then I started reading about more detailed specifications on the Intel motherboard dx79si that made me think otherwise. Intel mentions a lot about their capabilities of sharing cached memory and the efficiency of their motherboard with solid state hard drives. Well, I'm aware that Asus motherboards are also built on the x79 from Intel, but Asus doesn't mention as much memory sharing capabilities. On top of that, every product from Intel (Including the CPU and the SSH) is described as having amazing memory sharing capabilities. The thing is: I'm not looking for an absurdly high-end product, despite of the fact that I'm getting a Quad-channel motherboard. I'm looking for something that will work today, and that can be sold tomorrow (Because it will be upgrade-able). I'm not overclocking, and the frequency for my RAM will be at 1600. But I do intend to get a Solid State memory and I do want a 7.1 Audio card (Which the motherboard I just mentioned has). I'm not getting more than one Video Card (I'm getting a pretty decent one though). If you think about it, the products managing my memory can all be from Intel. So I'm wondering: If you are not overclocking, getting insane cooling or two absurdly expensive video cards, is it possible that having an Intel combo of components will increase performance? Or the memory sharing capabilities from the Asus x79 are just the same as the Intel x79 since they share the same "skeleton"?
-Note that I'm not simply asking if computer hardware from the same brand works better together, I'm talking specifically about the fact that the new Intel products are mentioning the memory sharing capabilities in all their products much more than others.
-When I said upgrade-able I didn't mean for gamers; so I won't be needing a whole bunch of slots, and I don't care about a "cool" BIOS graphic design.
Thanks for your attention