Asus Sabertooth X79 S2011 Intel X79 DDR3 ATX

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

ASUS has forged the TUF series to serve the needs of professionals who demand the sturdiest, most reliable gear. Superior components are subjected to military grade testing and guarantee reliability. Meanwhile, the exclusive Thermal Armor shield with smart heat funnelling and the Thermal Radar temperature detection assure that the TUF X79 motherboard remains stable under extensive loading via the most intelligent cooling possible. Creative engineering has also created a unique look that PC modders will be proud to show off.

New generation Thermal Armor kicks cooling up a notch with dual integrated Turbo Engine Fans. This enhances the original TUF thermal design, helping direct heat away from MOS area components and out the case via the rear I/O section. Special heat pipes propel dissipation from critical components and make sure temps stay low across the board. The TUF Thermal Radar monitors temps in critical parts of the motherboard in real time, automatically adjusting fan speeds to sure the system maintains high stability without overheating. It consists of multiple sensors for various components on the motherboard, giving users the ability to monitor each one individually. The Thermal Radar automatically calculates ideal fan speeds based on different parameters selected by users for each component, keeping everything cooler and longer lasting.

All new digital CPU and DRAM power controls work perfectly together to match digital power signal (SVID) requests from the CPU, with ultra-fast sensing and response efficiently delivering precision power. Accurate delivery reduces waste and provides more stable CPU Vcore voltages. With highly programmable digital controllers on board, users can adjust CPU and DRAM PWM voltages and frequencies for various scenarios with accurate input through UEFI BIOS tuning or the exclusive ASUS interface. This proprietary design provides ultra-precise voltage control for better efficiency, stability and performance.

ASUS Unique Selling Points

Ultimate COOL!" Thermal Solution

  • TUF Thermal Armor
  • TUF Thermal Radar

TUF ENGINE!" Power Design

  • 8+2+2+2 Digital Phase Power Design
  • TUF Components (Choke, Cap & MOSFET; certified by military-standard)
  • ASUS DIGI+ Power Control Utility

Safe & Stable!" Guardian Angel

  • ESD Guards
  • MemOK!: Quickly ensures memory boot compatibility with failsafe settings.
  • Anti-Surge

  • 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 SSD Caching: 3x Faster storage performance with one click
  • USB BIOS Flashback: Flash your Bios in 1 easy step, no CPU or RAM required.
  • USB 3.0 Boost: Make USB 3.0 speeds faster than ever (UASP Mode)
  • Front Panel USB 3.0 Support: Support for cases with front USB 3.0
  • ASUS EFI BIOS(EZ Mode):The most flexible and easy to use Bios.
  • AI Suite II: One stop access to all Asus features.
  • ASUS Q-Connector: Easy access front panel connector
  • ASUS Q-Shield: Extra Secure I/O Shield
  • ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED):
  • ASUS Q-Slot: Easy access expansion slots.
  • ASUS Q-DIMM: Easy access dimm slots.
  • 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.
  • Multi-language BIOS: easily change Bios to your language.

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 1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz, Non-ECC, un-buffered Quad channel Memory
  • Expansion Slots: 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (Dual@x16/x16), 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot (PCIe x16_3@x8 speed), 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots, 1 x PCI slot
  • Multi-GPU: Supports NVIDIA® 3-Way 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 (brown), 4 x SATA 3Gb/s ports with RAID 0,1,5 and 10 support (black)
  • Storage 2: Marvell® 9128 SATA controller: 2 x SATA 6Gb/s ports (gray)
  • Storage 3: ASMedia® 1061 SATA controller: 1 x Power eSATA 6Gb/s port (green), 1 x eSATA 6Gb/s port (red)
  • LAN: Intel® 82579V Gigabit LAN controller
  • Audio: Realtek® ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
  • USB: 3 x ASMedia USB 3.0 controllers: 2 x USB 3.0 ports at mid-board for front panel support, 4 x USB 3.0 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 USB BIOS Flashback Button
  • 1 x Power eSATA 6Gb/s port (green)
  • 1 x eSATA 6Gb/s port (red)
  • 1 x IEEE1394a port
  • 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
  • 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (blue)
  • 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 8-channel Audio I/O ports

Internal I/O Connectors

  • 1 x USB 3.0/2.0 connector supports additional 2 USB 3.0/2.0 ports (19-pin; moss green)
  • 4 x USB 2.0/1/1 connectors support additional 8 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (2 x brown; 2 x gray)
  • 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (black)
  • 1 x CPU Fan connector (4-pin)
  • 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector (4-pin)
  • 4 x Chassis Fan connectors (4-pin)
  • 1 x Assistant Fan connector (4-pin)
  • 1 x PCH Fan connector (4-pin)
  • Front panel audio connector(AAFP)
  • 1 x COM connector
  • 1 x S/PDIF Out header
  • 24-pin EATX Power connector
  • 8-pin EATX 12V Power connector
  • System Panel (Q-Connector)
  • 1 x MemOK! button
  • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper

In The Box

  • 4 x Serial ATA 6Gb/s cables
  • 2 x Serial ATA 3Gb/s cables
  • 1 x ASUS SLI bridge connector
  • 1 x ASUS Q-Shield
  • 1 x 2 in 1 Q-connector
  • 1 x I/O Cover Fan
  • 1 x TUF Certification card
  • 1 x TUF 5 Year Warranty manual (by region)
  • User's manual
  • Drivers
  • Anti-virus software (OEM version)
  • ASUS Update
  • ASUS Utilities



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



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

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
Quad channel memory architecture


HD Audio (8-channel)
Audio Codec
Realtek ALC892
Compliant Standards
High Definition Audio


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 , Marvell 88SE9128: SATA-600 -connectors: 2 x 7pin Serial ATA - 2 devices , ASMedia ASM1061: SATA-600 -connectors: 1 x 7pin eSATA, 1 x 11pin eSATAp - 2 devices
1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse , 1 x FireWire - 6 pin FireWire , 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) , 4 x USB 3.0 , 6 x USB 2.0 , 1 x TOSLINK , 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack , 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
Internal Interfaces
2 x USB 3.0 , 8 x USB 2.0 , 1 x serial , 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 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, ASUS Anti-Surge Protection, MemOK!, ASUS Q-Design, ESD Guards, TUF Engine!, Q-DIMM, ASUS EZ DIY, Q-LED, Q-Slot, CrashFree BIOS 3, ASUS Q-Connector, audio jack detect technology, ASUS Q-Shield, Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) support, NVIDIA Quad SLI Technology Support, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, TUF Thermal Armor, TUF Thermal Radar, ASUS SSD Caching, USB 3.0 Boost, AMD Quad CrossFireX technology support


Cables Included
6 x Serial ATA cable , 1 x SLI bridge
Software Included
Drivers & Utilities, ASUS AI Suite II
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 - 5 years
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