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Asus P9X79 Pro review

It may not have the looks, but it's got it where it counts

By  from PCFormat Issue 262
Product Type
Desktop Motherboard
Chipset Manufacturer
Intel
Chipset Model
X79 Express
Multi GPU Supported
SLI, CrossFireX
Onboard Video
No
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots
4
Memory Technology
DDR3 SDRAM
Processor Socket
Socket R LGA-2011
Brand Name
Asus
Form Factor
ATX
Processor Supported
Core i7
Total Processor Supported
1
Maximum Memory
64 GB
64-bit Processing
Yes
Number of Memory Slots
8
Audio Channels
7.1
Bluetooth
Yes
Gigabit Ethernet
Yes
Number of SATA Interfaces
8
RAID Supported
Yes
Number of Total Expansion Slots
6
eSATA
Yes
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports
1
Network (RJ-45)
Yes
Total Number of USB Ports
10
Number of USB 3.0 Ports
4
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports
8
Number of Onboard USB 2.0 Ports
6
PCI Express Standard
PCI Express 3.0, PCI Express 2.0
Total Number of PCI Express Slots
6
Memory Form Factor
DIMM
Number of eSATA Ports
2
Processor Technology
Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, Virtualization Technology, Enhanced SpeedStep Technology, Hyper-Threading Technology
Width
304.8 mm
Depth
243.8 mm
Manufacturer
ASUS Computer International
Product Model
P9X79 PRO
Product Name
P9X79 PRO Desktop Motherboard
Controller Type
Serial ATA/300, Serial ATA/600
Manufacturer Part Number
P9X79 PRO
Manufacturer Website Address
http://uk.asus.com
Marketing Information

This motherboard supports the latest 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 Processor family for the LGA 2011 Socket, with memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to quad-channel (8 DIMMs) DDR3 memory and 40 PCI Express 3.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 Processor family for the LGA 2011 Socket is one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.

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