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Oct 10, 2011

Asus P9X79 Deluxe Motherboard for LGA 2011 CPUs Gets Pictured

In mid-November Intel will release its first desktop processors based on the high-performance Sandy Bridge-E architecture and Asus' is getting ready for this launch with the P9X79 Deluxe LGA 2011 motherboard based on the Intel X79 chipset.

Just as most other Sandy Bridge-E boards, the P9X79 Deluxe will also come as a high-end solution and it sports support for technologies such as SLI and CrossFireX as well as SSD caching.

The motherboard also includes no less than four PCI Express x16 slots, two of these featuring 16 lanes of PCIe bandwidth, and these are accompanied by two additional PCI Express x1 slots.

As far as storage is concerned, Asus' latest creation comes with four SATA 3Gbps ports and four SATA 6Gbps port, two of the latter being driven by a third party controller.

The Intel X79 chipset is cooled by a large aluminum heatsink, while the VRM and Power Phase components are also equipped with their own heatsinks connected together through heatpipes in order to transfer the heat load.

Moving to the back of Asus' creation, users get the usual assortment of ports and connectors, including a pair of USB 3.0 ports, 7.1-channel audio with S/PDIF out, two eSATA pots, and dual Gigabit Ethernet.

Two additional USB 3.0 ports are available through a on-board header installed to the left of the 24-pin motherboard power plug.

As most other LGA 2011 motherboards, the P9X79 Deluxe also includes a series of overclocking friendly features such as on-board Power and Reset buttons, a Debug LED, and a rear mounted Clear CMOS switch. Asus' own TPU and EPU technologies are also includes together with an UEFI BIOS.

No information regarding the price of the Asus P9X79 Deluxe is available, but the motherboard is expected to come out in November of this year. (via XFastest)


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