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ASUS P9X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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  • 8 x DIMM Slots, Quad-channel DDR3 2400(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz Support
  • Digital 8+2 Phase Power Design
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (dual@x16)
  • AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX and NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI support
  • 1 x COM connector + 1 x TPM header
  • 1 x 1394a port
  • LAN featuring Intel 82579V Chipset
  • CH High Definition Audio, DTS Connect, DTS Ultra PC II
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Product Description

P9X79 features the Intel X79 chipset supporting the Intel LGA2011 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 Processors. 8-DIMM Design provides maximum performance and versatility. This top-tier platform-leading solution with the exclusive Dual Intelligent Processors 3 technology integrated with new DIGI+ Power Control - capable of achieving most precise adjustment, enhanced performance and stability, and O.C. capacity for CPU & RAM. Fully ready for true PCIe 3.0, built to be future-proof with PCIe 3.0 switching IC for NVIDIA SLI support and future PCIe 3.0 peripherals.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 11.9 x 3.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B0064L8UJM
  • Item model number: P9X79
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 14, 2011

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Evgueni Tchirkov on April 29, 2012
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Well, this wasn't the first time I purchase ASUS boards, seems ain't gonna be the last one: As always, ASUS delivers a well thought and built products, for a fair price. As always, a lot of fancy (sometimes useless, but certainly nice) features. Quad channel memory architecture with 8 DDR3 slots, LGA 2011 socket, 3 PCIe x16 slots, gigabit LAN and optical audio output, 2 x 6Gbit SATA ports... Everything you might need to build a serious rig.
The first startup was "smooth and by the numbers": everything worked just fine, out of box. No problems at all. The BIOS interface is pretty nice, allows use of mouse.
So far, I have pretty few time running this board, but I feel satisfied with the purchase, since ASUS has always (well, almost...) offered good products...
Update 05/10/2012: Now I have about 10 days running the machine, at full capacity, and I feel very satisfied with the results: everything works just fine, well there was an issue with RAM: it was supposed to run at 2133MHz (according the manufacturer's specs), but by defalt it was set at 1600MHz, when I tryed to play, the machine was hanging up, shortly after start playing... I switched the memory to 1866MHz (I would certainly like it to run at 2133MHz, but it didn't want...) and everything works just fine...
I installed i7 3820, which I think was the best choice (at the beginning, I was considering 3960, but it would be almost 300 bucks more, and I think it would be an unnecessary waste of money), instead of this, I made an effort to upgrade my video card: this time I decided for Radeon R7970, with 3Gb of memory... well at this moment I couldn't say whether it was right choice or not (I want to test it with a lot of games), but I can say that that it works better that expected.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Adam Cohen on June 19, 2012
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This is a spectacular motherboard for the price. It is very full-featured and is well laid out to boot. The visual BIOS with a mouse seemed kind of gimmicky, but I'm used to a more traditional BIOS so I can't knock it too hard. The onboard overclocking tool was very effective, more so than their tool from the Rampage IV I had before. It did push the processor past a stable point a couple of times and I had to manually dial it back, but it was able to get me from 3.2Ghz to 4.7Ghz (stable) with just a mouse click.
For such a full-featured board though, it is missing a couple of, in my mind, important features. It DOES have SATA6 and a butt-load of USB 3.0 ports on the rear panel, but no USB 3.0 headers on the board, so my case with USB 3.0 ports on the front panel is SOL. Second, it has has no native Bluetooth support. That just seems kind of elementary to me, especially considering the other modern feature on the board. Thermal management on the heat sinks is fine, and my chipset stays cool (not cold, but reasonably cool), even with a high overclock and two overclocked GPUs.
As a last note, my board came with two dead DIMM slots. Given that it has 8, 24GB of RAM was just fine with me, but it was annoying.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By izzey on July 27, 2012
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Awesome board paired with the i7-3930k, no problems at all setting up.

Very easy bios for both beginner and advanced users. Super easy to OC RAM to 2133, and have heard it is just as easy to OC to 2400.(using 16GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-17000 RipjawsZ Series for Intel X79 (9-11-10-28) Quad Channel kit 4x4GB)

Looking at x79 boards I was worried that they were all riddled with problems from the reviews, this was one of the only boards that seemed all positive, and I will add to it. Not a single problem with hardware or software.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Cristine Figueroa on February 27, 2014
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EDIT: ASUS customer service was really fast in responding my questions. It was a great experience and now it is working with a 4930K processor. The steps where: Update the ROM to CAP, Update to latest BIO, add piece by piece and test... with that, and with some luck, everything worked perfectly and I was able to run the 4930K on the PC with this motherboard. Even when it was a rough start, I really appreciate all the support from ASUS and that everything is working great now, so I switched this to 5 stars.

Previous:

Just bought it, I received a rev 1.01 and had to update the bios in order to make the MB work. However, it didn't work and it turns on for 1 second and shut downs. I updated the ROM to CAP as explained in the Asus website and then to the latest version of the BIOS, but nothing... all the effort place in building it up carefully and is not working.

I contacted ASUS customer service, if they can't fix it... I will return this one and go with a MSI or Gigabyte, which looks like it comes ready for the 4930K out of the box.

I will update if there is any response or solution from Asus that make it work.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By James R. Lawrence on September 9, 2012
I have built dozens of systems over the years. I had seen that some folks had problems with this series of boards, but I have always been a big ASUS fanboy. I built a new gaming rig with this and a 3820 with all the usual cast of parts. Works great and have no problems in a month of use. I understand that any company can have a run of bad boards, but my experience has been fine. Gets my recommdation.
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