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P9X79 Deluxe Product Overview
|2nd Generation Intel Core i7 Processor family for the LGA 2011 Socket
This motherboard supports the latest 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 Processor family for the LGA 2011 Socket, with memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to quad-channel (8 DIMMs) DDR3 memory and 40 PCI Express 3.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 Processor family for the LGA 2011 Socket is one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.
|Intel X79 Express Chipset
The Intel X79 Express Chipset is the latest single-chipset design that supports the 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 Processor family for the LGA 2011 Socket. It improves performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing for increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the X79 comes with 2 SATA 6Gb/s and 4 SATA 3Gb/s ports for faster data retrieval, doubling the bandwidth of current bus systems.
|PCIe 3.0 Ready
The latest PCI Express bus standard delivers improved encoding for twice the performance of current PCIe 2.0. Total bandwidth for a x16 link reaches a maximum of 32GB/s, double the 16GB/s of PCIe 2.0 (in x16 mode). PCIe 3.0 provides users unprecedented data speeds, combined with the convenience and seamless transition offered by complete backward compatibility with PCIe 1.0 and PCIe 2.0 devices. It’s a must-have feature for PC users aiming to improve and optimize graphics performance, as well as have the latest, most future-proof technology.
|Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with New DIGI+ Power Control
The world’s first Dual Intelligent Processors from ASUS pioneered twin onboard chips - TPU (TurboV Processing Unit) and EPU (Energy Processing Unit). Third generation Dual Intelligent Processors with New DIGI+ Power Control include three digital voltage controllers, allowing ultra-precise DRAM tuning in addition to ultra-precise CPU voltage control. This evolution of innovative and industry-leading ASUS technology provides super-accurate voltage tuning for better efficiency, stability and performance.
|New DIGI+ Power Control
ASUS X79 motherboards include New DIGI+ Power Control with three digital voltage controllers, including all-new DRAM controllers that offers ultra-precise memory tuning in addition to ultra-precise CPU voltage control. This evolution of innovative, industry-leading ASUS technology provides the best in class control for better efficiency, stability and performance. Two critical components work perfectly together to match digital power signal (SVID) requests from the CPU, with ultra-fast sensing and response to efficiently deliver the right level of power on demand. Accurate power reduces wasteful voltage imprecision, and provides more a stable CPU and memory setup. With programmable digital controllers onboard, users can adjust CPU and DRAM voltage and VRM switching frequencies for various overclocking scenarios. New DRAM tuning possibilities make the most of DDR3 memory for better performance with VCCSA load line calibration and 30% more DRAM current capacity. Dual digital voltage controllers provide two separate outputs for AB and CD memory channels respectively. Thanks to a slew of power options teamed with an extensive and intuitive UEFI BIOS, overclocking very large memory setups is no more difficult than mainstream motherboards.
|AMD CrossfireX Multi-GPU Technology
AMD CrossFireX is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominating power, AMD CrossFireX technology enables two or more discrete graphics processors to work together to improve graphics performance. AMD CrossFireX technology allows you to expand your system’s graphics capabilities. It allows you the ability to scale your system’s graphics horsepower as you need it, supporting up to four AMD Radeon HD graphics cards, making it the most scalable gaming platform ever. With an AMD CrossFireX gaming technology, the traditional graphics limitation exists no more, allowing you to enjoy higher performance as well as visual experience.
|NVIDIA SLI Multi-GPU Technology
SLI technology allows using multiple Nvidia graphics cards in a single computer system with a mainboard equipped with an nForce SLI MCP. Users need an a mainboard with two PCI-Express 16x graphics slots and two matching GeForce graphics cards which are "SLI Ready". Most NVIDIA's PCI-Express graphics cards starting from the 6600 GPU can enjoy the benefits of SLI.
|Quad-Channel DDR3 2400(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz
This Motherboard supports quad channel DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of 2400(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics, multimedia and Internet applications. The dual-channel DDR3 architecture enlarges the bandwidth of your system memory to boost system performance.
|8 DIMM Design - X79 Done Right
Support for up to 64GB of system memory with an 8-DIMM design on ASUS X79 motherboards provides the capacity for users to make full use of modern 64-bit software, ideal for rendering detailed images or manipulating large files without the bottlenecks of conventional storage. It also allows users to set up big RAM disks and speed up frequently accessed programs, minimizing the impact of storage transfer delays while maximizing user benefit.
Any Memory is A-OK! MemOK! quickly ensures memory boot compatibility. This remarkable memory rescue tool requires a mere push of a button to patch memory issues. MemOK! determines failsafe settings and dramatically improves your system boot success. Get your system up and running in no time!
|USB BIOS Flashback
USB BIOS Flashback offers the most convenient way to flash the BIOS ever! It allows overclockers to try new UEFI BIOS versions easily, without even entering their existing BIOS or operating system. It even works without key components such as the CPU and memory installed. Just plug in any USB storage and push the dedicated button for 3 seconds. The UEFI BIOS is automatically flashed using ATX standby power. Worry-free updating for the ultimate convenience!
Auto Tuning is an intelligent tool that automates overclocking to achieve a total system level up. This tool also provides stability testing. Even O.C. beginners can achieve extreme yet stable overclocking results with Auto Tuning!
The Ultimate Turbo Processor. Unleash your performance with ASUS' simple onboard switch or AI Suite II utility. The TPU chip offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring through Auto Tuning , GPU Boost and TurboV functions. Auto Tuning offers a user friendly way to automatically optimize the system for fast, yet stable clock speeds, while TurboV enables unlimited freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios for optimized performance in diverse situations.
|Complete USB 3.0 Integration
Double USB Access, Double Convenience. ASUS facilitates strategic USB 3.0 accessibility for both the front and rear panel - 6 USB 3.0 ports in total. Experience the latest plug & play connectivity at speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. The P9X79 PRO affords greater convenience to high speed connectivity.
|USB 3.0 Boost
Faster USB 3.0 Transmission with UASP. New ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol), the latest USB 3.0 standard. With USB 3.0 Boost technology, a USB device's transmission speed is significantly increased up to 170%, adding to an already impressive fast USB 3.0 transfer speed. ASUS software automatically accelerates data speeds for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals without the need for any user interaction.
|Power eSATA 6Gb/s Ready
2X faster with fully charged power. Powered eSATA 6Gb/s combines data and power connectivity. Users enjoy 2X faster transfer rates, and can use external SATA 6Gb/s devices with no additional power adapters. ASUS provides two extra ports with enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, and double the bandwidth of current bus systems for extra speed and accessibility
Expand Your PC Audio Experience. To get the most out of your audio entertainment across all formats and quality levels, DTS Connect combines two enabling technologies. DTS Neo:PC upmixes stereo sources (CDs, MP3s, WMAs, internet radio) into as many as 7.1 channels of incredible surround sound. Consumers can then connect their PC to a home theater system.DTS Interactive is capable of performing multi-channel encoding of DTS bitstreams on personal computers, and sending encoded bitstreams out of a digital audio connection (such as S/PDIF or HDMI) designed to deliver audio to an external decoder.
|DTS UltraPC II
DTS UltraPC II delivers exceptional 7.1 surround through the most popular PC audio setups - your existing stereo speakers or headphones. In addition to virtual surround, it upgrades original sound to new levels with Audio Restoration, recreating the dynamic range of audio files. Symmetry mode improves the balance of perceived loudness across different input sources and Enhance boosts audio quality through high and low frequency equalization. With these technologies, users experience better home theater audio with ease.
Customizable speeds with independent fan control. Hardware-level ASUS Fan Xpert+ allows users to independently adjust both CPU and case fan speeds with multiple dedicated controllers based on different ambient temperatures, climate conditions and system loads. Built-in profiles offer flexible automatic and manual fan speed controls to achieve a quiet and cool computing environment.
|ASUS SSD Caching
SSD Caching from ASUS is easier than ever. At 3X faster, this feature boosts system performance by using an installed SSD with no capacity limitations as a cache for frequently accessed data. Harness a combination of SSD-like performance and response and hard drive capacity with just one click, no rebooting needed and instant activation for complete ease of use, and even prevent data loss with included backup functionality.
|BT GO 3.0!
Diverse Bluetooth and WI-FI Enjoyment, a New Technology Lifestyle Onboard Bluetooth v3.0 + HS module enables smart connectivity to Bluetooth and wireless devices with no additional adapter, and peer-to-peer communications with no central access points. Faster than previous versions thanks to 802.11 b/g/n, it lets you enjoy the convenience and faster transfer rates of Wi-Fi on desktops. ASUS BT GO 3.0! includes seven special functions, so users can sync and transfer files between PC and mobile devices, and even use them as a remote to play music and other content on PC. All are fully accessible through the exclusive user friendly ASUS interface.
|AI Suite II
One-stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features. With its user-friendly interface, ASUS AI Suite II consolidates all exclusive ASUS features into one simple-to-use package with an elegant design theme. It allows users to supervise overclocking, energy management, fan speeds, voltage, and sensor readings. This all-in-one software offers diverse and easy to use functions, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.
|UEFI BIOS (EZ Mode)
ASUS UEFI BIOS offers the first mouse-controlled graphical BIOS designed with selectable modes, providing a user-friendly interface that goes beyond traditional keyboard-only controls. It also natively supports fully-utilized hard drives larger than 2.2TB in 64-bit operating systems. EZ Mode displays frequently-accessed info. Users can choose system performance settings and drag and drop boot priorities. Advanced Mode for performance enthusiasts includes detailed DRAM settings via a dedicated memory info page for complete insight.
|Model Number||P9X79 Deluxe|
|Compatible Processors||Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition|
|Socket Type||LGA 2011|
|RAM Installed / Max Capacity||0 MB / 64 GB Max|
|RAM Slots||8 x DDR3 DIMM|
|Supported RAM Technology||Quad Channel DDR3 SDRAM|
|Supported RAM Speeds||2400(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz|
|Expansion Slots Total (Free)||3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (dual@x16/x16 or triple@x16/x8/x8)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (running at x8)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossfireX
Supports NVIDIA 3-Way SLI
|Ports Present & Quantity||1 x Bluetooth module
1 x Wi-Fi antenna port
1 x Optical S/PDIF Output port
2 x LAN RJ45 ports
2 x Power eSATA 6Gb/s ports
6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button
8-channel Audio I/O
|Ports Present & Quantity||1 x USB 3.0/2.0 connector
4 x USB 2.0/1/1 connectors
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
|Intel X79 Express Chipset||2 x SATA 6Gb/s (RAID 0,1)
4 x SATA 3Gb/s (RAID 0,1,5,10)
|Marvell 9128 SATA controller||2 x SATA 6Gb/s|
|ASMedia 1061 SATA controller||2 x Power eSATA 6Gb/s ports|
|Controller||1 x Realtek 8111E
1 x Intel 82579
|Ports||2 x LAN(RJ45) port|
Absolute Pitch 192khz/24bit True BD Lossless Sound
Optical S/PDIF out ports at back I/O
|Feature List||ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 3
ASUS DIGI+ Power Control
ASUS EPU :
ASUS Digital Power Design :
Industry leading Digital 16 + 4 Phase CPU Power Design
Industry leading Digital 2 + 2 Phase DRAM Power Design
CPU Power Utility
DRAM Power Utility
ASUS BT GO! :
Shot & Send
BT to Net
ASUS BT Turbo Remote :
Exclusive Smartphone Interface supporting iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, and Symbian systems
ASUS Exclusive Features :
AI Suite II
ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
ASUS SSD Caching
USB 3.0 Boost
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
Stylish Fanless Design Heat-pipe solution
ASUS Fan Xpert+
ASUS EZ DIY :
USB BIOS Flashback
ASUS O.C. Profile
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS MyLogo 2
ASUS Q-Design :
ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
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