Monday, May 30th 2011

ASUS C1X79 EVO LGA2011 Motherboard Pictured

With the "entry level" of its socket LGA2011 lineup, ASUS is making a return to its signature gold-colored PCB with the C1X79 EVO. Based on the Intel X79 Express chipset, the board provides a basic feature-set sticking to whatever the chipset provides. The LGA2011 socket is powered by a simple 6+1 phase VRM, the two DDR3 DIMM slots are located on either sides of the socket in groups of two, and are powered by a 4-phase VRM.

Expansion slots include three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 (electrical x16/x16/NC or x16/x8/x8, depending on whether the third slot is populated), two PCI-E x1, and an open-ended PCI-E x4. All 10 of the SATA 6 Gb/s ports provided by the X79 chipset are assigned as internal ports, apart from four additional 3 Gb/s ports. That aside, there's little in terms of connectivity, with just the 8+2 channel HD audio, dual gigabit Ethernet, and a couple of USB 3.0 ports. The board uses ASUS' UEFI setup program with EZMode. We're not entirely sure if the production version of this board sticks to the golden PCB color, let's hope it does.
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36 Comments on ASUS C1X79 EVO LGA2011 Motherboard Pictured

#2
Lionheart
I either vomited or they are going back to fugly old school boards...:confused::wtf:
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#3
slyfox2151
lol, not thats entry level looking, loving the sata ports still.



what are those 2 holes right edge above the Sata ports, right under the ATX 24 pin?
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#4
buggalugs
I dont think thats the final color of the board.....is it?

Maybe they just rushed a sample test board to have something to show at computex?
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#5
Faith[ROG].Anarchy
by: buggalugs
Maybe they just rushed a sample test board to have something to show at computex?
It could be that reason if this board's color looks :eek: :roll:
Black or blue suits me more :D
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#6
spynoodle
I'm perfectly happy with my puke color Asus board, thank you very much. :rolleyes:
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#7
HossHuge
They couldn't find a better sample than the one somebody peed on?....:shadedshu
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#8
TheLaughingMan
by: slyfox2151
what are those 2 holes right edge above the Sata ports, right under the ATX 24 pin?
Best guess, strange USB3 headers.
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#9
blibba
I don't have a case window.

So... whatever makes you happy Asus :)
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#10
Aleksander
Why the ram is located in both sides, when all motherboards have it on the right of the socket O.o
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#12
blibba
by: Aleksander Dishnica
Why the ram is located in both sides, when all motherboards have it on the right of the socket O.o
Pretty much every LGA2011 board that I've seen does this. It's something to do with the circuitry for quad channel memory making this easier than a "conventional" layout.
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#13
naram-sin
Yesss! No PCI ports, no PS/2! Way to put another nail into legacy's coffin, Asus! :D (I just hope production version stays on this track).
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#14
jalex3
:slap: if the board is for the consumer market you are an idiot if you think this is the final colour, if its not for consumer market it does not mater anyway.
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#15
TheLaughingMan
by: naram-sin
Yesss! No PCI ports, no PS/2! Way to put another nail into legacy's coffin, Asus! :D (I just hope production version stays on this track).
You also forgot no PATA.

Seriously though, with the layout for the back panel this is a server motherboard through and through. Am I the only one that things this is more of a server motherboard than a desktop board?
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#16
ASharp
by: jalex3
:slap: if the board is for the consumer market you are an idiot if you think this is the final colour, if its not for consumer market it does not mater anyway.
I don't see why it couldn't be for the consumer market. It's not like ASUS hasn't made boards in this colour before in the past.
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#17
Jstn7477
I'm not sure why everyone is so uppity about the PCB color when everyone bought tons of ASUS motherboards and video cards of the same color around a decade ago. The Skt. 754 ASUS board in my legacy print server is the same color, who gives a s***?
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#18
afw
large socket .... the biggest i've seen ... plus interesting ram slots placement ...
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#19
kinc
ASUS Representative
It is a ES board, the final board will not look like this. You can even see the ITP connectors used for UEFI development on it :) (below 24-pin)
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#20
mtosev
Only 4 ram slots?downgrade from 6 slots on lga1366
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#21
OneCool
SWEET! Old school gold is cool.

Id buy one with that color :cool:
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#22
slyfox2151
by: mtosev
Only 4 ram slots?downgrade from 6 slots on lga1366
perhaps... but then again now you get Quad Channel, not to mention 4GB sticks are becoming pretty common now, that gives you 16GB of ram.

More than enough for most.
if you need more then this board is not targeted towards you.... for those who need more, likely also need error correction.


if your part of the VERY FEW PEOPLE! that want/need more then 16GB of ram without needing a server board then im sure they will also have 1 or 2 for you with extra ram slots.
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#23
Vancha
To be honest, it's nice to see a mobo that isn't boring black/grey/blue for a change, ugly though it may be.
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#24
Sihastru
by: slyfox2151
lol, not thats entry level looking, loving the sata ports still.
what are those 2 holes right edge above the Sata ports, right under the ATX 24 pin?
by: TheLaughingMan
Best guess, strange USB3 headers.
by: kinc
It is a ES board, the final board will not look like this. You can even see the ITP connectors used for UEFI development on it :) (below 24-pin)
Those are Intel XDP connectors for debugging purposes (eg. CPU interposers). All these boards are engineering samples. The retail versions won't have these ports.
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#25
Soylent Joe
Looks like some shit they'd stick in a Hewlett Packard.
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