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Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM Digital Power Read more

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Intel® Socket 1155 for 2nd Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3 Processors Supports Intel® 32 nm CPUSupports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 * The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
Intel® Z68
4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 Hz Non-ECC, Un-buffered MemoryDual Channel Memory ArchitectureSupports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. * Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).* Due to CPU behavior, DDR3 2200/2000/1800 MHz memory module will run at DDR3 2133/1866/1600 MHz frequency as default.
Multi-GPU Support
Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ TechnologySupports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ TechnologySupports LucidLogix® Virtu™ Technology
Expansion Slots
2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8) 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black) *12 x PCIe 2.0 x1 2 x PCI
Intel® Z68 chipset : 2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray4 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), blueSupport Raid 0, 1, 5, 10Support Intel® Smart Response Technology on 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor familyMarvell® PCIe 9128 controller : 2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), navy blueJMicron® JMB362 controller : *21 x eSATA 3Gb/s port(s), red1 x Power eSATA 3Gb/s port(s), green
Intel® 82579, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)Realtek® 8111E , 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)Dual Gigabit LAN controllers- 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) applianceIntel® LAN- Dual interconnect between the Integrated LAN controller and Physical Layer (PHY)
Bluetooth V2.1+EDRASUS BT GO! Utility
Realtek® ALC 889 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retaskingAudio Feature :- Absolute Pitch 192kHz/ 24-bit True BD Lossless Sound- Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection - DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC - Coaxial and Optical S/PDIF out ports at back panel
IEEE 1394
VIA® 6315N controller2 x IEEE 1394a port(s)(1 at mid-board, 1 at back panel)
USB Ports
NEC® USB 3.0 controller : 4 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)Intel® Z68 chipset : 12 x USB 2.0 port(s) (8 at back panel, , 4 at mid-board)
Overclocking Features
Overclocking Protection :- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Special Features
ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM :ASUS TPU :- Auto Tuning- TurboV- TPU switchASUS EPU :- EPU - EPU switchASUS Digital Power Design :- Industry leading Digital 16 Phase Power Design (12 -phase for CPU, 4 -phase for iGPU)- ASUS DIGI+ VRM UtilityASUS BT GO! :- Folder Sync- BT Transfer- Shot & Send- BT to Net- Music Player- Personal ManagerASUS BT Turbo Remote :- Exclusive Smartphone Interface supporting iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, and Symbian systemsASUS Exclusive Features :- MemOK!- AI Suite II- Ai Charger- Anti-Surge- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :- Stylish Fanless Design Heat-pipe solution- ASUS Fan Xpert ASUS EZ DIY :- ASUS Q-Shield- ASUS O.C. Tuner- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 - ASUS EZ Flash 2 ASUS Q-Design :- ASUS Q-Code- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)- ASUS Q-Slot- ASUS Q-DIMM - ASUS Q-Connector
Back I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)1 x Bluetooth module(s)1 x eSATA 3Gb/s1 x Power eSATA 3Gb/s1 x IEEE 1394a2 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)2 x USB 3.0 8 x USB 2.0 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF out1 x Optical S/PDIF out6 x Audio jack(s)1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
Internal I/O Ports
1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s) (19-pin, blue)2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)4 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)4 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s)1 x IEEE 1394a connector(s)1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin, 1 x 3 -pin)2 x Power Fan connector(s) (2 x 3 -pin)1 x S/PDIF out header(s)1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)1 x MemOK! button(s)1 x TPU switch(es)1 x EPU switch(es)1 x Power-on button(s)1 x Reset button(s)
User's manualASUS Q-Shield2 x SATA 3Gb/s cable(s)4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)1 x SLI bridge(s)1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1) 1 x ASUS Front Panel USB 3.0 Box(es)
64 Mb Flash ROM, EFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, F12 PrintScreen Function
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
Support Disc
DriversASUS UtilitiesASUS Update Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Form Factor
ATX Form Factor 12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )
*1: Compatible with PCIe x1 and x4 devices.*2: These SATA ports are for data hard drives only. ATAPI devices are not supported.
Release Date
First seen
7 June 2011