Best cooling of all Intel X79 boards with Thermal Armor and Thermal Radar.
Intel Chipset Driver V126.96.36.1996 for Windows Win8.1 32bit & Win8.1 64bit (WHQL Certified).
2nd Generation Intel Core i7 processor family for the LGA 2011 Socket
Intel X79 Express Chipset
Support for up to 64GB of system memory with an 8-DIMM design
TUF Thermal Armor - Total Airflow-Boosting Heat Dissipation
TUF Thermal Radar - Real Time Temp Detection and Heat Removal
TUF Components [Choke, Cap. & MOSFET; Certified by Military-standard] -
Certified for Tough Duty
New DIGI+ Power Control - All-New Digital Power Control for both CPU and
ASUS SSD Caching - 3X faster performance at a click
USB BIOS Flashback - Easy, worry-free USB BIOS Flashback
Windows 8 Ready – Assured Compatibility
Instant OS Login
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
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.
Total Airflow-Boosting Heat Dissipation
New generation TUF Thermal Armor kicks cooling up a notch with dual
integrated Turbo Engine fans. This enhances the original TUF thermal design,
helping direct heat away from MOS area components and out the case via the rear
I/O section. Special heat pipes propel dissipation from critical components and
make sure temps stay low across the board. The Thermal Armor also provides
modders and LAN party goers an extra-cool dress up option to show off their
creativity and dedication to performance.
Real Time Temp Detection and Heat Removal
The TUF Thermal Radar monitors temps in critical parts of the motherboard in
real time, automatically adjusting fan speeds to make sure the system maintains
high stability without overheating. It consists of multiple sensors for various
components on the motherboard, giving users the ability to monitor each one
individually. The Thermal Radar automatically calculates ideal fan speeds based
on different parameters selected by users for each component, keeping everything
cooler and longer lasting.
All-New 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 performance.
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.
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.
Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface
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 systems.
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.
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.
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 BIOS versions easily, without even entering their
existing BIOS or operating system. Just plug in USB storage and push the
dedicated button for 3 seconds, and the BIOS is automatically flashed using
standby power. Worry-free overclocking for the ultimate convenience!
Faster 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, USB device transmission speed
is significantly increased by up to 170%, adding to already impressively fast
USB 3.0 transfer speeds. USB 3.0 Boost provides a user-friendly graphical
interface, which instantly accelerates transfer speeds for USB 3.0 peripherals
with exclusive ASUS device auto-detect settings.
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