- By Shi Xiao Min @Oct 15, 2013
Windows 8 Exclusive Features
ASUS has released new hardware and software designs to shorten system
boot-up time to 2-seconds* for a smoother user experience that removes
annoying delays under Windows 8, and even previous versions of Windows.
Faster system boot and restart means Windows starts quicker and higher
efficiency - No more waiting around.
ASUS Boot Setting
Thanks to ASUS Windows 8 hardware optimization, ASUS Boot Setting
provides better flexibility in customizing your PCs startup process. You
can enter the BIOS directly with one click through a user-friendly
interface, and quickly select your preferred system boot up method:
either get to the OS in seconds or opt for regular boot up. Whatever
your choice, settings are saved and persistent, with no need to choose
every time you power on.
Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with New DIGI+ Power Control
Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with New DIGI+ Power Control
The world¡¯s first Dual Intelligent Processors from ASUS pioneered twin
onboard chips - TPU (TurboV Processing Unit) and EPU (Energy Processing
Unit). Third generation Dual Intelligent Processors with New DIGI+ Power
Control include three digital voltage controllers, allowing
ultra-precise DRAM tuning in addition to ultra-precise CPU voltage
control. This evolution of innovative and industry-leading ASUS
technology provides super-accurate voltage tuning for better efficiency,
stability and performance.
New DIGI+ Power Control
Digital Power Control for both CPU and DRAM
ASUS X79 motherboards include New DIGI+ Power Control with three digital
voltage controllers, including all-new DRAM controllers that offers
ultra-precise memory tuning in addition to ultra-precise CPU voltage
control. This evolution of innovative, industry-leading ASUS technology
provides the best in class control for better efficiency, stability and
Best in class power efficiency and stability
Two critical components work perfectly together to match digital power
signal (SVID) requests from the CPU, with ultra-fast sensing and
response to efficiently deliver the right level of power on demand.
Accurate power reduces wasteful voltage imprecision, and provides more a
stable CPU and memory setup.
Increased CPU and DRAM overclocking range
With programmable digital controllers onboard, users can adjust CPU and
DRAM voltage and VRM switching frequencies for various overclocking
scenarios. New DRAM tuning possibilities make the most of DDR3 memory
for better performance with VCCSA load line calibration and 30% more
DRAM current capacity. Dual digital voltage controllers provide two
separate outputs for AB and CD memory channels respectively. Thanks to a
slew of power options teamed with an extensive and intuitive UEFI BIOS,
overclocking very large memory setups is no more difficult than
* VCCSA (system agent voltage) includes a DRAM controller. Now ASUS CPU
power provides more options for VCCSA to facilitate extreme DRAM
8 DIMM Design - X79 Done Right
Support for up to 64GB of system memory with an 8-DIMM design on ASUS
X79 motherboards provides the capacity for users to make full use of
modern 64-bit software, ideal for rendering detailed images or
manipulating large files without the bottlenecks of conventional
storage. It also allows users to set up big RAM disks and speed up
frequently accessed programs, minimizing the impact of storage transfer
delays while maximizing user benefit.
ASUS Exclusive Features
ASUS SSD Caching
3X faster performance at a click
SSD Caching from ASUS is easier than ever. At 3X faster, this feature
boosts system performance by using an installed SSD with no capacity
limitations as a cache for frequently accessed data. Harness a
combination of SSD-like performance and response and hard drive capacity
with just one click, no rebooting needed and instant activation for
complete ease of use, and even prevent data loss with included backup
Diverse Bluetooth Enjoyment, a New Technology Lifestyle
Onboard Bluetooth wireless design enables smart connectivity to
Bluetooth devices with no additional adapter. ASUS BT GO! includes seven
special functions so users can sync and transfer files between PC and
mobile devices, and use them as a remote control to play music and even
overclock their PC. All are fully accessible through the exclusive user
friendly ASUS interface.
* The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
and any use of such marks by ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is under license.
Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners
ASUS UEFI BIOS offers the first mouse-controlled graphical BIOS designed
with selectable modes, providing a user-friendly interface that goes
beyond traditional keyboard-only controls. It also natively supports
fully-utilized hard drives larger than 2.2TB in 64-bit operating
ASUS exclusive interface
EZ Mode displays frequently-accessed info. Users can choose system
performance settings and drag and drop boot priorities. Advanced Mode
for performance enthusiasts includes detailed DRAM settings via a
dedicated memory info page for complete insight.
New upgrade! Quick and easy info for enhanced system control
F12 BIOS snapshot hotkey for sharing
UEFI setup info and troubleshooting
New F3 Shortcut for most accessed
ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence
Detect) Information for accessing memory info, detecting faulty
DIMMs and helping with difficult POST situations
USB BIOS Flashback
Easy, worry-free USB BIOS Flashback
USB BIOS Flashback offers the most convenient way to flash the BIOS
ever! It allows overclockers to try new UEFI BIOS versions easily,
without even entering their existing BIOS or operating system. It even
works without key components such as the CPU and memory installed. Just
plug in any USB storage and push the dedicated button for 3 seconds. The
UEFI BIOS is automatically flashed using ATX standby power. Worry-free
updating for the ultimate convenience!>
Customizable speeds with independent fan control
Hardware-level ASUS Fan Xpert+ allows users to independently adjust both
CPU and case fan speeds with multiple dedicated controllers based on
different ambient temperatures, climate conditions and system loads.
Built-in profiles offer flexible automatic and manual fan speed controls
to achieve a quiet and cool computing environment.
USB 3.0 Boost
USB 3.0 Transmission with UASP
New ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI
Protocol), the latest USB 3.0 standard. With USB 3.0 Boost technology, a
USB device's transmission speed is significantly increased up to 170%,
adding to an already impressive fast USB 3.0 transfer speed. ASUS
software automatically accelerates data speeds for compatible USB 3.0
peripherals without the need for any user interaction.
World¡¯s 1st USB 3.0 UASP Support ¨C
170% faster instantly
Complete USB 3.0 Solution ¨C
Performance boost for most USB devices
Simple Plug & Boost ¨C Auto detection
design ensures best performance always
AI Suite II
One-stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features
With its user-friendly interface, ASUS AI Suite II consolidates all
exclusive ASUS features into one simple-to-use package with an elegant
design theme. It allows users to supervise overclocking, energy
management, fan speeds, voltage, and sensor readings. This all-in-one
software offers diverse and easy to use functions, with no need to
switch back and forth between different utilities.
Latest Transfer Technology
PCIe 3.0 Ready
latest PCI Express bus standard delivers improved encoding for twice the
performance of current PCIe 2.0. Total bandwidth for a x16 link reaches
a maximum of 32GB/s, double the 16GB/s of PCIe 2.0 (in x16 mode). PCIe
3.0 provides users unprecedented data speeds, combined with the
convenience and seamless transition offered by complete backward
compatibility with PCIe 1.0 and PCIe 2.0 devices. It¡¯s a must-have
feature for PC users aiming to improve and optimize graphics
performance, as well as have the latest, most future-proof technology.
*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.
Complete USB 3.0 Integration
USB Access, Double Convenience
ASUS facilitates strategic USB 3.0 accessibility for both the front and
rear panel - 6 USB 3.0 ports in total. Experience the latest plug & play
connectivity at speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. The P9X79 PRO
affords greater convenience to high speed connectivity.
Power eSATA 6Gb/s Ready
faster with fully charged power
Powered eSATA 6Gb/s combines data and power connectivity. Users enjoy 2X
faster transfer rates, and can use external SATA 6Gb/s devices with no
additional power adapters. ASUS provides two extra ports with enhanced
scalability, faster data retrieval, and double the bandwidth of current
bus systems for extra speed and accessibility
ASUS Crystal Sound
Your PC Audio Experience
To get the most out of your audio entertainment across all formats and
quality levels, DTS Connect combines two enabling technologies. DTS
Neo:PC™ upmixes stereo sources (CDs, MP3s, WMAs, internet radio) into as
many as 7.1 channels of incredible surround sound. Consumers can then
connect their PC to a home theater system.DTS Interactive is capable of
performing multi-channel encoding of DTS bitstreams on personal
computers, and sending encoded bitstreams out of a digital audio
connection (such as S/PDIF or HDMI) designed to deliver audio to an
DTS UltraPC II
UltraPC II delivers exceptional 7.1 surround through the most popular PC
audio setups - your existing stereo speakers or headphones. In addition
to virtual surround, it upgrades original sound to new levels with Audio
Restoration, recreating the dynamic range of audio files. Symmetry mode
improves the balance of perceived loudness across different input
sources and Enhance boosts audio quality through high and low frequency
equalization. With these technologies, users experience better home
theater audio with ease.
CPU, Chipset and Graphics features
2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor family for the
LGA 2011 Socket
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.
Intel® X79 Express Chipset
Intel® X79 Express Chipset is the latest single-chipset design that
supports the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor family for the LGA
2011 Socket. It improves performance by utilizing serial point-to-point
links, allowing for increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the
X79 comes with 2 SATA 6Gb/s and 4 SATA 3Gb/s ports for faster data
retrieval, doubling the bandwidth of current bus systems.
3-Way SLI™ and Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Support
SLI and CrossfireX architectures work flawlessly on new ASUS X79 boards,
with PCI Express slots designed to accommodate the power of up to four
current graphics cards. Whether for professional graphics work, heavy
duty multimedia or dedicated gaming, more than ample graphics power can
be applied whenever needed.
3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (dual x16 or x16, x8, x8) *1
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x8 mode) *1
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
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 9128 controller :
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), white ASMedia® ASM1061 controller :
2 x Power eSATA 6Gb/s port(s), green
Intel® 82579V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
ASUS BT GO! Utility
Realtek® ALC898 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
- Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection
- DTS Ultra PC II
- DTS Connect
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller :*2
6 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board) Intel® X79 chipset :
12 x USB 2.0 port(s) (6 at back panel, black+white, 6 at mid-board)
ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with New DIGI+ Power Control
: ASUS TPU :
- Auto Tuning
- TPU switch ASUS EPU :
- EPU switch 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 BT GO! :
- Folder Sync
- BT Transfer
- Shot & Send
- BT to Net
- Music Player
- Personal Manager ASUS BT Turbo Remote :
- Exclusive Smartphone Interface supporting iPhone, Android, Windows
Mobile, and Symbian systems ASUS Exclusive Features:
- AI Suite II
- Ai Charger
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
- ASUS SSD Caching
- USB 3.0 Boost ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution:
- Stylish Fanless Design Heat-pipe solution
- ASUS Fan Xpert+ ASUS EZ DIY :
- USB BIOS Flashback
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS MyLogo 2
- Multi-language BIOS ASUS Q-Design :
- ASUS Q-Code
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-Connector
Back I/O Ports
1 x Bluetooth module(s)
2 x Power eSATA 6Gb/s
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
4 x USB 3.0
6 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to USB BIOS Flashback)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
6 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)
3 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 6 USB 2.0 port(s)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
4 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
4 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
1 x Optional Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
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)
2 x SATA 3Gb/s cable(s)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x 3-Way SLI bridge(s)
1 x SLI bridge(s)
1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1)
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
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )
*1: 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.
*2: 4 x USB 3.0 ports at back panel with 1 additional VIA SuperSpeed USB
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I had the same problem as Marius_S, I ordered the Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 LGA2011 and it's too large with RAM that is to high like the "Corsair Vengeance Black CMZ32GX3M4X1600C10".
I had to switch back to the Noctua NH-U12P and install it with the screws in the Noctua NH-D14 kit. I still had to move the fan 1/4 of an inch up to make room for the 2 sims close to the heatsink. Lucky I have a big case!
I have had the P9x79 for over 6 months now, I still love it! ASUS is still doing a great job of BIOS/driver updates. boots super fast in W8 as long as the settings in the BIOS are right and no disc inserted in my BDRw, takes less than 5 seconds befor it starts to load Windows, something to do with UEFI, I'm a little confused by it honestly, but its FAST is all I know... I love the smart fan feature, 6 fans controlled by software. The GUI in the BIOS is awesome too. decent onboard audio and Intel network cards are awesome!
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