ASUS P9X79 Deluxe Intel LGA 2011

ASUS P9X79 Deluxe Intel LGA 2011

Intel X79 Express Chipset »

Introduction



Although a lot of attention is paid to ASUS's "Republic of Gamers" brand of motherboards, ASUS still releases some pretty serious products within its "normal" brand offerings. ASUS has sent us one of those products, based on the Intel X79 Express platform, aptly named the P9X79 Deluxe.

The P9X79 Deluxe is the high-end product that forms the real basis for the other P9X79 boards released just a short while ago, all of which boast a pretty hefty lineup of features. Quite a few of these features are found throughout the entire lineup of ASUS motherboard products, like VRM control and BIOS design, something that ASUS has spent considerable effort optimizing over the past 18 months or so, but there is also a few new ones, too. Will the P9X79 Deluxe live up to the standard and hype ASUS themselves created?

Specifications

Specifications
CPU SUPPORT:2nd Gen Intel Core i7 processor family for the LGA 2011 Socket
POWER DESIGN:CPU Power: 20 Phase
PCH Power: 1 Phase
Memory Power: 2+2 Phase
CHIPSET:Intel X79 Express
INTEGRATED GRAPHICS:Not Applicable
MEMORY:8 x DIMM, Max. 64 GB, DDR3 1066 to DDR3 2400
BIOS:ASUS UEFI CrashFree BIOS 3 with 64 Mb Flash ROM
SLOTS:4 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots (x16/x8/x/x16 or x16/x8/x8/x8)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
HDD CONNECTIVITY:2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s (Intel X79)
4 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s (Intel X79)
2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s (Marvell 9128)
2 x Power eSATA 6.0 Gb/s (ASMedia ASM1061)
NETWORKING:1x Realtek 8111E PCIe Gigabit LAN
1x Intel 82579V PCIe Gigabit LAN
PORTS:12 x USB 2.0 ports (4 at back panel, 8 at front panel)
8 x USB 3.0 ports (6 at back panel, 2 at front panel)
2 x eSATA port
2 x RJ45 LAN connectors
1 x Audio port with 6 audio jacks
1 x SPDIF Output(Optical)
1 x BIOS FlashBack Button
1 x Bluetooth Antenna
1 x Wireless Antenna
AUDIO:Realtek ALC898 HD CODEC
FORM FACTOR:ATX Form Factor (305 mm x 244 mm)
FEATURES:
  • Dual Intelligent Processors III
  • ASUS SSD Caching
  • BT GO 3.0
  • USB BIOS Flashback
  • Fan Xpert+
  • USB 3.0 Boost
  • MemOK!
  • EPU
  • TPU
  • Ai Charger
  • ASUS EZ DIY
  • ASUS Q-Design
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