Product information: P9X79 DELUXE Intel X79 (Socket 2011) DDR3 MotherboardAt the very top end of motherboard performance, the P9X79 series from ASUS based on the latest Intel X79 Chipset and 2011 Socket brings you complete power, enhanced with unmatched flexibility and boundless tuning possibilities. These new boards launch with the world’s first digital power controls for both the CPU and memory, thanks to exclusive ASUS New DIGI+ Power Control Technology. They further put power right in your hand via UEFI BIOS, the most detailed and accessible BIOS ever, allowing you to tune your system to its full performance potential. While user-friendly from the ground-up, the P9X79 Series ships with the latest features, including exclusive ASUS SSD caching for one-click performance boosting through the benefits of solid state drive technology. You also get USB BIOS Flashback for the easiest ever BIOS modification – all it takes is a USB stick and one button press! Sign up for total power and performance insight with the new ASUS P9X79 Series.
The world’s first Dual Intelligent Processors from ASUS pioneered twin on board chips – TPU (TurboV Processing Unit) and EPU (Energy Processing Unit). Third generation Dual Intelligent Processors with New DIGI+ Power Control include two digital voltage regulator modules (VRMs). An all-new digital controller now allows ultra-precise DRAM tuning. EPU provides system energy saving and real time power management. TPU delivers a second micro-processor to free CPU resources as well as easy O.C. and an instant performance boost through an on-board switch or the easy O.C. tool, TurboV EVO.
ASUS Unique Selling Points:
ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with New DIGI+ Power Control:
CPU Power: Industry leading Digital 16+4 Phase Power Design and CPU Power Utility
DRAM Power: Industry leading Digital 2+2 Phase Power Design and DRAM Power Utility
ASUS EPU and EPU switch: Automatically provides the most appropriate power usage to save power and money.
ASUS TPU with Auto Tuning and TurboV with Switch: Providing simple steps to easy overclocking.
ASUS BT GO!: Bluetooth on-board for easy Folder Sync, BT Transfer, Shot & Send, BT to Net, Music Player, Personal Manager, BT Turbo Remote
ASUS EFI BIOS(EZ Mode):The most flexible and easy to use Bios.
ASUS SSD Caching: 3x Faster storage performance with one click
USB 3.0 Boost: Make USB 3.0 speeds faster than ever (UASP Mode)
Front Panel USB 3.0 Support: Support for cases with front USB 3.0
MemOK!: Quickly ensures memory boot compatibility with failsafe settings.
AI Suite II: One stop access to all Asus features.
Ai Charger: Faster USB charging speed.
Fanless Design: Silent Heat-sink solution
Fan Xpert+: Smart thermal control via fan speed detection.
ASUS Q-Code: Allows easy fault diagnosis
ASUS Q-Shield: Extra Secure I/O Shield
ASUS Q-Slot: Easy access expansion slots.
ASUS Q-DIMM: Easy access dimm slots.
ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED):
ASUS Q-Connector: Easy access front panel connector
USB BIOS Flashback: Flash your Bios in 1 easy step, no CPU or RAM required.
ASUS O.C. Profile: Easily store multiple overclock profiles.
CrashFree BIOS 3: Restore corrupted BIOS data from a USB flash disk
EZ Flash 2: Easily update your systems bios firmware.
MyLogo 2: Update your own windows boot screen.
Percision Tweaker 2: Advanced overclocking tools.
Multi-language BIOS: easily change Bios to your language.
Asus Overclocking Features:
Precision Tweaker 2:
- vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.005V increment
- vTTCPU: Adjustable I/O voltage at 0.00625V increment
- vCCSA: 255-step system agent voltage control
- vDRAM Bus: 160-step Memory voltage control
- vPCH: 96-step Chipset voltage control
- vCPU_PLL: 48-step CPU & PCH PLL voltage control
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
- BCLK/PEG frequency tuning from 80MHz up to 300MHz at 0.1MHz increment
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Form Factor: ATX, 12”x 9.6” (30.5cm x 24.4cm)
CPU: Intel® Socket 2011 for 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition, Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Chipset: Intel® X79 Express Chipset
Memory: 8 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR3 2400(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz, ECC, Non-ECC, un-buffered Quad channel Memory
Expansion Slots: 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (dual@x16/x16; triple@x16/x8/x8), 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (PCIe x16_3@x8 speed), 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
Multi-GPU: Supports NVIDIA® 3-Way SLI™ and AMD® Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
Storage 1: Intel® X79 Express Chipset: 2 x SATA 6Gb/s ports with RAID 0,1,5 and 10 support, 4 x SATA 3Gb/s ports with RAID 0,1,5 and 10 support
Storage 2: Marvell® 9128 SATA controller: 2 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
Storage 3: ASMedia® 1061 SATA controller: 2 x Power eSATA 6Gb/s ports
LAN: Dual Gigabit LAN controllers- 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) appliance, Realtek® 8111E Gigabit LAN controller and Intel® 82579V Gigabit LAN controller.
Audio: Realtek® ALC 898 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC Supports 192kHz/ 24bit BD Lossless Sound
USB: 3 x ASMedia USB 3.0 controllers: 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports at mid-board for front panel support: 6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports at back panel with 1 additional VIA SuperSpeed USB
USB: Intel®X79 Express Chipset: 12 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (8 ports at mid-board, 4 ports at back panel)
IEEE 1394: None
BT & WiFi: Bluetooth v3.0 + HS (Bluetooth v2.1+EDR & Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n) with ASUS BT GO! Utility
Bios Features: 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
Manageability: WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
*This motherboard is ready to support PCIe 3.0 SPEC
Back Panel I/O Ports:
1 x Bluetooth module
1 x Wi-Fi antenna port
1 x Optical S/PDIF Output port
2 x LAN (RJ45) ports (1 x Intel® LAN)
2 x Power eSATA 6Gb/s ports (green)
6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (blue)
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (white port can be switched to USB BIOS Flashback)
1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button
8-channel Audio I/O
Internal I/O Connectors:
1 x USB 3.0/2.0 connector support additional 2 USB ports (19-pin)
4 x USB 2.0/1/1 connectors support additional 8 USB ports
4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
1 x CPU Fan connector (4-pin)
1 x CPU Opt Fan connectors (4-pin)
4 x Chassis Fan connectors (4-pin)
1 x Front panel audio connector(AAFP)
1 x S/PDIF Out header
1 x Clear CMOS button
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V Power connector
1 x System Panel (Q-Connector)
1 x MemOK! Button
1 x EPU switch
1 x TPU switch
1 x Power-on switch
1 x Reset switch
1 x Bluetooth v3.0 + HS header
In The Box:
1 x Bluetooth v3.0 + HS module
4 x Serial ATA 6Gb/s cables
2 x Serial ATA 6Gb/s cables
4 x Serial ATA 3Gb/s cables
2 x Serial ATA 3Gb/s cables
1 x ASUS 3-Way SLI bridge connector
1 x ASUS SLI bridge connector
1 x Wi-Fi Ring Moving Antenna
1 x 2 in 1 Q-connector
Anti-virus software (OEM version)