Asus P9X79-E WS

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About this Product


CPU
Intel® Socket 2011 for 2nd Generation Core™ i7 Processors
Intel® Socket 2011 for Xeon® E5-1600 processors
Intel® Socket 2011 for Xeon® E5-2600 processors
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
  • Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
Chipset
Intel® X79
Memory
8 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR3 2400(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 MHz ECC, Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Quad Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
  • Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
  • Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
Multi-GPU Support
Supports NVIDIA® 4-Way SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD 4-Way CrossFireX Technology
Expansion Slots
4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x16/x16 or x16/x16/x16/x16, blue) *
3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x8 mode, black) *
Storage
Intel® X79 chipset :
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), white
4 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), blue
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Marvell® PCIe 9230 controller :
4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), white
Support Raid 0, 1, 10
ASMedia® PCIe SATA controller :
2 x eSATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
LAN
Intel® I210, 2 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
Audio
Realtek® ALC1150 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
Audio Feature :
- Absolute Pitch 192kHz/ 24-bit True BD Lossless Sound
- DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
IEEE 1394
VIA® 6315N controller
1 x IEEE 1394a port(s)
USB Ports
ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller :
4 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
Intel® X79 chipset :
13 x USB 2.0 port(s) (10 at back panel, black, 3 at mid-board)
Workstation Feature
7 x PCIe x 16 slot(s)
Quick Gate: 1 x vertical USB 2.0 on board
ASUS WS Diag. LED
ASUS Dr. Power
Special Features
ASUS Xtreme Design :
ASUS TPU :
- TPU switch
ASUS EPU :
- EPU
ASUS Digital Power Design :
- Industry leading Digital 8 + 2 Phase CPU Power Design
- Industry leading Digital 2 + 2 Phase DRAM Power Design
- CPU Power Utility
- DRAM Power Utility
ASUS Exclusive Features :
- MemOK!
- AI Suite II
- Ai Charger+
- Front Panel USB 3.0 Support
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
- ASUS SSD Caching II
- 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
- Multi-language BIOS
ASUS Q-Design :
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-Code
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-Connector
Back I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
2 x eSATA 6Gb/s
2 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
2 x USB 3.0 (blue)
10 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to USB BIOS Flashback)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
8 x Audio jack(s)
1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)
Internal I/O Ports
1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s) (19-pin)
1 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x Vertical USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x TPM connector(s)
1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
4 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
4 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 8-pin EATX 12 V Power connector
1 x 6-pin EATX 12 V_1 Power connector(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x parallel port connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
1 x Chassis Intrusion connector(s)
1 x MemOK! button(s)
1 x TPU switch(es)
1 x EPU switch(es)
1 x Power-on button(s)
1 x Reset button(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x Dr.Power switch
Accessories
User's manual
I/O Shield
1 x COM port cable(s)
4 x SATA 3Gb/s cable(s)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x 3-Way SLI bridge(s)
1 x 4-Way SLI bridge(s)
1 x SLI bridge(s)
1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1)
BIOS
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
Operating System
Fedora 17
Windows® 8 32/64-bit
Windows® 7 32/64-bit
RedHat® Enterprise Linux WS 6.3 32/64-bit
Open SUSE 12.2
Ubuntu Desktop 12.10

*(Subject to change without any notice)
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Form Factor
CEB Form Factor
12 inch x 10.5 inch ( 30.48 cm x 26.67 cm )
Note
  • This motherboard is ready to support PCIe 3.0 SPEC. Functions will be available when using PCIe 3.0-compliant devices. Please refer to www.asus.com for updated details.
  • 1 Linux OS only conduct installation test OK.

Official URL

https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P9X79E_WS/

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