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ASUS P9X79
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ASUS P9X79


Featuring Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with New DIGI+ Power Control, the ASUS P9X79 motherboard supports up to 64GB of system memory with an 8-DIMM design.


Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Supports Intel Core i7 Processors in the LGA2011 package
  • Intel X79 Chipset
Memory
  • Quad Channel DDR3 memory technology
  • 8 x DIMM slots
  • DDR3 2400(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
  • Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
  • Max. capacity of system memory: 64GB
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
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
Video
  • Supports NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI Technology
  • Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX Technology
Networking Intel 82579V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
FireWire (IEEE 1394)
  • VIA 6315N controller
  • 1 x IEEE 1394a port(s)
  • (1 at back panel)
Rear I/O
  • 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 Connectors
  • 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)
Expansion Slots
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (dual x16)
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x8 mode)
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • 1 x PCI
Other 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
Form Factor ATX Form Factor, 30.5 x 24.4cm