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Asus P9X79
6.3 out of 10

Asus P9X79

Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with New DIGI+ Power Read more

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Intel® Socket 2011 for 2nd Generation Core™ i7 Processors Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2 * Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
Intel® X79
8 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR3 2400(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered MemoryQuad 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).
Multi-GPU Support
Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
Expansion Slots
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (dual x16) *11 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x8 mode) *12 x PCIe 2.0 x1 1 x PCI
Intel® X79 chipset : 2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), white4 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), blueSupport Raid 0, 1, 5, 10ASMedia® ASM1061 controller : 1 x Power eSATA 6Gb/s port(s), green1 x eSATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
Intel® 82579V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
Realtek® ALC892 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 Ultra PC II- DTS Connect- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
IEEE 1394
VIA® 6315N controller1 x IEEE 1394a port(s)(1 at back panel)
USB Ports
ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller : 4 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue)Intel® X79 chipset : 14 x USB 2.0 port(s) (6 at back panel, black+white, 8 at mid-board)
Special Features
ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with New DIGI+ Power Control :ASUS TPU :- Auto Tuning- TurboV- TPU switchASUS EPU :- EPU - EPU switchASUS Digital Power Design :- Industry leading Digital 8 + 2 Phase CPU Power Design- Industry leading Digital 2 + 2 Phase DRAM Power Design- CPU Power Utility- DRAM Power UtilityASUS Exclusive Features :- MemOK!- AI Suite II- Ai Charger- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface - USB 3.0 BoostASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :- Stylish Fanless Design Heat-pipe solution- ASUS Fan Xpert+ASUS EZ DIY :- USB BIOS Flashback- ASUS Q-Shield- ASUS O.C. Profile- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 - ASUS EZ Flash 2 - ASUS MyLogo 2 - Multi-language BIOSASUS Q-Design :- 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 eSATA 6Gb/s1 x Power eSATA 6Gb/s1 x IEEE 1394a1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)4 x USB 3.0 6 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to USB BIOS Flashback)1 x Optical S/PDIF out6 x Audio jack(s)1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)
Internal I/O Ports
4 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 8 USB 2.0 port(s)1 x TPM connector(s) 1 x COM port(s) connector(s)2 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)4 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s)1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)4 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)1 x Optional Fan connector(s) (4 -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 Clear CMOS jumper(s)
User's manualI/O Shield2 x SATA 3Gb/s cable(s)2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)1 x SLI bridge(s)1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1)
64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.6, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
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: This motherboard is ready to support PCIe 3.0 SPEC. Functions will be available when using PCIe 3.0-compliant devices. Please refer to www.asus.com for updated details.
Release Date
First seen
14 November 2011