• Frys.com #6936027
  • Manufacturer: ASUS
  • UPC #610839184736
  • Model #P9X79
  • The ASUS P9X79 motherboard features the Intel X79 chipset supporting the Intel LGA2011 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 Processors. ASUS 8-DIMM Design provides maximum performance and versatility. ASUS offers this top-tier platform-leading solution with the exclusive Dual Intelligent Processors 3 technology integrated with new DIGI+ Power Control ? capable of achieving most precise adjustment, enhanced performance and stability, and O.C. capacity for CPU & RAM. With DIGI+ Power Control, users can adjust their system to be highly efficient, providing consistent power delivery to reach higher performance on the X79 platform than any other vendors out there! EPU conserves energy by intelligently moderating power and load requirements in real-time while TPU provides intelligent system scaling for incredible increases in platform performance while retaining stability.

     

     

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    Detailed Description
    (Manufacturer # P9X79 )

    Specifications

    CPU

    Intel® Socket 2011 for 2nd Generation Core™ i7 Processors
    Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2
    * Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list

    Chipset

    Intel® X79

    Memory

    8 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR3 2400(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
    Quad Channel Memory Architecture
    Supports 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) *1
    1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x8 mode) *1
    2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
    1 x PCI

    Storage

    Intel® X79 chipset :
    2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), white
    4 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), blue
    Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
    ASMedia® ASM1061 controller :
    1 x Power eSATA 6Gb/s port(s), green
    1 x eSATA 6Gb/s port(s), red

    LAN

    Intel® 82579V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)

    Audio

    Realtek® ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
    - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
    Audio 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 controller
    1 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 switch
    ASUS EPU :
    - EPU
    - EPU switch
    ASUS 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 Utility
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - MemOK!
    - AI Suite II
    - Ai Charger
    - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
    - USB 3.0 Boost
    ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
    - Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink 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 BIOS
    ASUS 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/s
    1 x Power eSATA 6Gb/s
    1 x IEEE 1394a
    1 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 out
    6 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)

    Accessories

    User's manual
    I/O Shield
    2 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)

    BIOS

    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

    Support Disc

    Drivers
    ASUS Utilities
    ASUS Update
    Anti-virus software (OEM version)

    Form Factor

    ATX Form Factor
    12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

    Note

    *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.









    Technical Specifications   [return to top]
     Specification Value
    Processor Supported: Intel
    Socket Type: Intel 2011
    CPU Type: Core i7 /2011
    North Bridge Chipset: Intel X79
    South Bridge Chipset: NA
    Number of Memory Slots: 8+ DIMM Slot
    Memory Type: DDR3
    Form Factor: ATX
    Onboard Video Chipset: None
    Video Output: None
    Multi-GPU Solution: SLI
      CrossFire
    Memory Channel: Quad
    PCI Express 2 x16 Slots: 0
    PCI Express 3 x16 Slots: 3
    PCI Slots: 1
    PCIe x1 Slots: 2
    PCIe x4 Slots: 0
    PATA Support: None
    SATA 1 5 Gb Support: 0
    SATA 3Gb Support: 4
    SATA 6GB Support: 2
    SATA RAID: 0
      1
      5
      10
    USB 3 Ports: 4
    USB 2 Ports: 14
    eSATA Ports: 2
    Firewire 1394a Ports: 1
    LAN Ports: 10/100/1000
    On Board Power Connectors: 24 Pin ATX
      1x 8 Pin ATX 12V
    CPU Fan Header: 2x 4 Pin PWM
    3 Pin System Fan: None
    4 Pin PWM System Fans: 4 Headers



     

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