Asus P9X79 Pro LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 8 x DIMM USB 3.0 Intel Motherboard
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Product Information for Asus P9X79 Pro LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 8 x DIMM USB 3.0 Intel Motherboard

Highlights for Asus P9X79 Pro LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 8 x DIMM USB 3.0 Intel Motherboard

The long awaited launch of the X79 chipset and Sandy Bridge-E CPU, Intelís next generation of Core i7 CPUs, is finally here. Aimed at the enthusiast market, the new platform delivers a bigger die- socket LGA 2011- with up to 130W TDP and 4-Channel DDR3-1600 memory support and combined with 6-core, unlocked, Intel Core i7 CPUs, this platform promises the ultimate performance. The ASUSí X79 series of motherboards, P9X79, is the prefect platform to not only begins to fully utilize the potential of this new platform but also extend the performance of the system with additional features and benefits exclusive only on an ASUS motherboard.

Exclusive ASUS Features and Benefits

  • Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with New DIGI+ Power Control
    The latest generation of Dual Intelligent Processors technology features an all-new controller for precise memory tuning and CPU voltage control to boost performance and increase overclocking potential. Combined with Turbo Processing Unit (TPU) and Energy Processing Unit (EPU), ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 3 provides motherboards with digital power delivery resulting in better efficiency, stability and system performance.
  • Best for X79: 8-DIMM Design
    Support for up to 64GB of system memory on ASUS X79 motherboards provides the capacity for users to make full use of todayís 64-bit software, ideal for rendering detailed images or manipulating larger files without the bottlenecks of conventional storage.
    Support for up to 64GB of memory also allows users to set up sizeable RAM-disks and speed up access times of frequently accessed programs; minimizing the impact of storage transfer delays whilst maximizing user experience.
  • Exclusive ASUS SSD Caching
    A unique feature not found on most X79 motherboards, ASUS combines its engineering prowess and design capabilities to deliver SSD Caching technology to its X79 offerings. ASUS SSD Caching technology delivers blazing-fast SSD performance and mechanical hard drive capacity- up to 3x faster performance! With ASUS SSD Caching, setting up is also a breeze- simply plug in both SSD & HDD and one-click for fast and easy set-up.
  • USB 3.0 Boost
    Get up to 170% faster USB transfer rates thanks to unique integration of the latest UASP support on ASUS X79 motherboards. UASP support provides significant speed advantages over traditional USB by allowing for multiple data requests at once over traditional USB protocol of single command mode. In addition to UASP support, USB 3.0 Boost also includes Turbo Mode which helps significantly increase the speed of any USB 2.0 or 3.0 by boosting data transfer rate to save you time.
  • Award-winning UEFI BIOS Upgraded
    ASUS UEFI BIOS offers an elegant mouse-controlled user interface as well as native support for hard drivers harder than 2.2TB. The new version of UEFI BIOS now comes with built-in BIOS Print Screen (F12), Shortcuts (F3) and DRAM SPD memory information and tweaking.
  • USB BIOS Flashback
    USB BIOS Flashback is the easiest BIOS update- simply plug in a USB thumb drive and push the USB BIOS Flashback button to complete BIOS update without BIOS or operating system boot up requirement.


  • Model: P9X79 Pro
  • Socket/Chipset: Intel LGA2011/X79
  • Power Phase: Leading Digital 8+2 Phase
  • Memory:
    • 8*DIMM DDR3
    • Quad-Channel Max 64 GB DDR3
    • 2400(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz
  • Expansion Slots:
    • 3*PCIe 3.0x16 (dual@x16/x16; triple@x16/x8/x8)
    • 1*PCIe 3.0x16 (@x8)
    • 2*PCIe 2.0x1
  • SLI/CrossFire:
    • Up to NVIDIA 3-Way SLI
    • Up to AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX
  • Storage:
    • 4*SATA 6Gb/s (2*Marvell)
    • 4*eSATA 6Gb/s (3*Power eSATA)
    • 4*SATA 3Gb/s
  • RAID: X79: 0/1/5/10
  • LAN: Intel 82579V
  • Audio:
    • Realtek ALC 898 8-Channel
    • DTS Ultra PC II
    • DTS Connect
  • 1394: N/A
  • USB:
    • 12*USB2.0(6@mid-board, 6@back)
    • 6*USB3.0(2@mid-board, 4@back)
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
  • ASUS Unique Features:
    • DIP3 (DIGI+ Power Control, TPU, EPU)
    • ASUS BT GO!
    • ASUS SSD Caching
    • USB 3.0 Boost
    • MemOK!
    • AI Suite II
    • AI Charger+
    • Fan Xpert+
    • USB BIOS Flashback
    • ASUS Q-Design
  • BIOS: UEFI BIOS (EZ Mode/F12 BIOS Print/F3 Shortcuts/DRAM SPD)
  • Form Factor: ATX (305x244)