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2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor family for the LGA 2011 Socket
Intel® X79 Express Chipset
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LGA2011 Intel® Core™ i7
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Sandy Bridge-E processors in the
LGA2011 package, with memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support
4-channel (8 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0 lanes. This provides great
graphics performance. Intel® Sandy Bridge-E processors are among the most
powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.
Intel® X79 Chipset
The Intel® X79 Express Chipset is the latest single-chipset design that
supports the new socket 2011 Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme Edition processors. 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.
PCIe 3.0 Ready
The latest PCI Express bus standard delivers imporved 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 PCIe1.0 and
PCIe 2.0 devices. It is a must-have feature PC users aiming to improve and
optimize graphics performance, as well as have the latest, most future-proof
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