Asus P9X79 S2011 Intel X79 DDR3 ATX

Asus P9X79 S2011 Intel X79 DDR3 ATX

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NEW! Asus P9X79, Intel X79 Motherboard, ATX, Intel® Socket 2011 for 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition.

At the very top end of motherboard performance, the P9X79 series from ASUS based on the Intel X79 Chipset and 2011 socket brings you complete power, enhanced with unmatched flexibility and boundless tuning possibilities. These new boards launch with the world's first digital power controls for both the CPU and memory, thanks to exclusive ASUS New DIGI+ Power Control Technology. They further put power right in your hand via UEFI BIOS, the most detailed and accessible BIOS ever, allowing you to tune your system to its full performance potential. You also get USB BIOS Flashback for the easiest ever BIOS modification - all it takes is a USB stick and one button press! Sign up for total power and performance insight with the new ASUS P9X79 Series.

The world's first Dual Intelligent Processors from ASUS pioneered twin on board chips - TPU (TurboV Processing Unit) and EPU (Energy Processing Unit). Third generation Dual Intelligent Processors with New DIGI+ Power Control include two digital voltage regulator modules (VRMs). An all-new digital controller now allows ultra-precise DRAM tuning. EPU provides system energy saving and real time power management. TPU delivers a second micro-processor to free CPU resources as well as easy O.C. and an instant performance boost through an on-board switch or the easy O.C. tool, TurboV EVO.

ASUS Unique Selling Points

  • ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with New DIGI+ Power Control:
  • CPU Power: Industry leading Digital 8+2 Phase Power Design and CPU Power Utility
  • DRAM Power: Industry leading Digital 2+2 Phase Power Design and DRAM Power Utility
  • ASUS EPU and EPU switch: Automatically provides the most appropriate power usage to save power and money.
  • ASUS TPU with Auto Tuning and TurboV with Switch: Providing simple steps to easy overclocking.
  • ASUS EFI BIOS(EZ Mode):The most flexible and easy to use Bios.
  • USB 3.0 Boost: Make USB 3.0 speeds faster than ever (UASP Mode)
  • MemOK!: Quickly ensures memory boot compatibility with failsafe settings.
  • AI Suite II: One stop access to all Asus features.
  • Ai Charger: Faster USB charging speed.
  • Fanless Design: Silent Heat-sink solution
  • Fan Xpert+: Smart thermal control via fan speed detection.
  • ASUS Q-Shield: Extra Secure I/O Shield
  • ASUS Q-Slot: Easy access expansion slots.
  • ASUS Q-DIMM: Easy access dimm slots.
  • ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED):
  • ASUS Q-Connector: Easy access front panel connector
  • USB BIOS Flashback: Flash your Bios in 1 easy step, no CPU or RAM required.
  • ASUS O.C. Profile: Easily store multiple overclock profiles.
  • CrashFree BIOS 3: Restore corrupted BIOS data from a USB flash disk
  • EZ Flash 2: Easily update your systems bios firmware.
  • MyLogo 2: Update your own windows boot screen.
  • Percision Tweaker 2: Advanced overclocking tools.
  • Multi-language BIOS: easily change Bios to your language.

Asus Overclocking Features

Precision Tweaker 2

  • vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.005V increment
  • vTTCPU: Adjustable I/O voltage at 0.00625V increment
  • vCCSA: 255-step system agent voltage control
    • vDRAM Bus: 160-step Memory voltage control
  • vPCH: 96-step Chipset voltage control
  • vCPU_PLL: 48-step CPU & PCH PLL voltage control

SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)

  • BCLK/PEG frequency tuning from 80MHz up to 300MHz at 0.1MHz increment

Overclocking Protection

  • ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)

Key specification

  • Form Factor: ATX, 12"x 9.6" (30.5cm x 24.4cm)
  • CPU: Intel® Socket 2011 for 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition, Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
  • Chipset: Intel® X79 Express Chipset
  • Memory: 8 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR3 2400(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz, ECC, Non-ECC, un-buffered Quad channel Memory
  • Expansion Slots: 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (dual@x16/x16; triple@x16/x16/x8), 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots, 1 x PCI slot
  • Multi-GPU: Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ and AMD® Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
  • Storage 1: Intel® X79 Express Chipset: 2 x SATA 6Gb/s ports with RAID 0,1,5 and 10 support, 4 x SATA 3Gb/s ports with RAID 0,1,5 and 10 support
  • Storage 2: ASMedia® 1061 SATA controller: 1 x Power eSATA 6Gb/s port, 1 x eSATA 6Gb/s port
  • LAN: Intel® 82579V Gigabit LAN controller
  • Audio: Realtek® ALC 892 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC Supports 192kHz/ 24bit BD Lossless Sound
  • USB: 2 x ASMedia USB 3.0 controllers: 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports at back panel (blue)
  • USB: Intel®X79 Express Chipset: 14 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (8 ports at mid-board, 6 ports at back panel)
  • IEEE 1394: VIA® VT6315N controller supports 1 x IEEE 1394a port (back panel)
  • BT & WiFi: None
  • Bios Features: 64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.6, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
  • Manageability: WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE

*This motherboard is ready to support PCIe 3.0 SPEC

Back Panel I/O Ports

  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse combo port
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF Output port
  • 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
  • 1 x IEEE1394a port
  • 1 x Power eSATA 6Gb/s port (green)
  • 1 x eSATA 6Gb/s port (red)
  • 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (blue)
  • 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (white port can be switched to USB BIOS Flashback)
  • 1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button
  • 8-channel Audio I/O

Internal I/O Connectors

  • 4 x USB 2.0/1/1 connectors support additional 8 USB ports
  • 2 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 COM connector
  • 1 x TPM header
  • 1 x Front panel audio connector(AAFP)
  • 1 x S/PDIF Out header
  • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 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

In The Box

  • 2 x Serial ATA 6Gb/s cables
  • 2 x Serial ATA 3Gb/s cables
  • 1 x ASUS SLI bridge connector
  • 1 x 2 in 1 Q-connector
  • I/O Shield
  • User's manual
  • Drivers
  • ASUS Utilities
  • ASUS Update
  • Anti-virus software (OEM version)



Product Description
ASUS P9X79 - motherboard - ATX - LGA2011 Socket - X79
Product Type
Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type
Intel X79 Express
Processor Socket
1 x LGA2011 Socket
Compatible Processors
Core i7
Max RAM Size
64 GB
RAM Supported
8 DIMM slots - DDR3, non-ECC, unbuffered
Storage Ports
2 x SATA-600 (RAID), 4 x SATA-300 (RAID), 1 x eSATA-600, 1 x powered eSATA-600
USB / FireWire Ports
4 x USB 3.0 + 1 x FireWire + 6 x USB 2.0 + (8 x USB 2.0 via headers)
HD Audio (8-channel)
Gigabit Ethernet
Microsoft Certification
Compatible with Windows 7
Manufacturer Warranty
3 years warranty



Product Type
Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type
Intel X79 Express
Processor Socket
LGA2011 Socket
Max Processors Qty
Compatible Processors
Core i7

Supported RAM

Max Size
64 GB
Bus Clock
1600 MHz, 1333 MHz, 1066 MHz, 1866 MHz
PC3-12800, PC3-10600, PC3-8500, PC3-15000
Supported RAM Integrity Check
Registered or Buffered
Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP), quad channel memory architecture


HD Audio (8-channel)
Audio Codec
Realtek ALC892
Compliant Standards
DTS Connect, High Definition Audio, DTS UltraPC II


Network Controller
Intel 82579V
Network Interfaces
Gigabit Ethernet

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Slots
1 x CPU , 8 x DIMM 240-pin , 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 , 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 , 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 , 1 x PCI
Storage Interfaces
SATA-300 -connectors: 4 x 7pin Serial ATA - 4 devices - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 , SATA-600 -connectors: 2 x 7pin Serial ATA - 2 devices - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 , ASMedia ASM1061: SATA-600 -connectors: 1 x 7pin eSATA, 1 x 11pin eSATAp - 2 devices
1 x TOSLINK , 6 x USB 2.0 , 1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse , 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) , 1 x FireWire , 4 x USB 3.0 , 1 x microphone - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (side surround) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack
Internal Interfaces
8 x USB 2.0 , 1 x serial , 1 x SPDIF out , 1 x audio
Power Connectors
24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector


BIOS Features
DMI 2.0 support, WfM 2.0 support, Multilingual BIOS, ASUS MyLogo2, ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS O.C. Profile, ACPI 2.0a support, SMBIOS 2.6 support, USB BIOS Flashback, UEFI BIOS
Sleep / Wake Up
Wake on LAN (WOL), wake on ring (WOR)
Hardware Features
Jack retasking, MemOK!, ASUS Q-Design, Q-DIMM, ASUS EZ DIY, Q-LED, Q-Slot, CrashFree BIOS 3, ASUS Q-Connector, audio jack detect technology, ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit), ASUS Q-Shield, Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) support, NVIDIA Quad SLI Technology Support, ASUS TurboV, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, ASUS TPU (TurboV Processing Unit), ASUS DIGI+ VRM, Fanless Design Heatsink, Dual Intelligent Processors 3, ASUS 8 + 2 Phase CPU Power Design, ASUS 2 + 2 Phase DRAM Power Design, ASUS Fan Xpert+, ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology, AMD Quad CrossFireX technology support


Included Accessories
I/O back plate
Cables Included
4 x Serial ATA cable , 1 x SLI bridge
Software Included
Drivers & Utilities, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS Auto Tuning, ASUS AI Suite II, ASUS AI Charger, ASUS Update
Compatible with Windows 7
"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
Compliant Standards
Plug and Play, ACPI 2.0a
30.5 cm
24.4 cm

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
Limited warranty - 3 years
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