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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 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), brown4 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), blackSupport Raid 0, 1, 5, 10Marvell® PCIe 9128 controller : 2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), grayASMedia® 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 - 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 : 6 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)Intel® X79 chipset : 14 x USB 2.0 port(s) (6 at back panel, black, 8 at mid-board)
Special Features
TUF ENGINE! Power Design :- 8 +2 +2 +2 Digital Phase Power Design- TUF Components (Choke, Cap. & MOSFET; certified by military-standard)- ASUS DIGI+ Power Control UtilityUltimate COOL! Thermal Solution :- TUF Thermal Armor- TUF Thermal RadarASUS Exclusive Features :- MemOK!- AI Suite II- Anti-Surge- ESD Guards- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface - ASUS SSD Caching- USB 3.0 BoostASUS 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 1 x Optical S/PDIF out6 x Audio jack(s)1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)
Internal I/O Ports
1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s) (19-pin, moss green)4 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 8 USB 2.0 port(s)1 x COM port(s) connector(s)4 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 Assistant 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 Clear CMOS jumper(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 I/O Cover Fan(s)1 x TUF Certification card(s)1 x TUF 5 Year Warranty manual(s) (by region)
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
DriversAnti-virus software (OEM version)ASUS UpdateASUS Utilities
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
15 November 2011