ASUS has just wrapped up an international series of technical seminars that introduced a complete roster of Intel X79 Express Chipset-based motherboards with the LGA 2011 Socket.
New motherboards designed for the Intel X79 Express Chipset and LGA 2011 Socket cover all desktop PC uses with the control-focused P9X79 Series, built-rugged TUF Series, and the ROG Rampage IV Extreme overclocking board.
The P9X79 Series boards include Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with New DIGI+ Power Control, TUF SABERTOOTH X79, and the ROG Rampage IV Extreme motherboard. The three series offer up to 64GB of memory, PCI Express 3.0 readiness, and a host of exclusive ASUS features.
Several exclusive features make the P9X79 series of motherboards the ideal choice for PC users who require a combination of power, flexibility and improved system tuning. It ships with the new-generation Dual Intelligent Processors 3 architecture, now including New DIGI+ Power Control digital voltage regulation modules (VRMs) for both the CPU and DRAM. Fast sensing and response go alongside fine-tuned power and stable Vcore voltages to ensure efficiency and performance. The ability to modify voltages in more delicate increments via an interface translates into greater overclocking control and potential for every scenario. Users also benefit from ASUS SSD Caching, which uses solid state speeds to intelligently accelerate frequently-accessed tasks, such as the operating system. SSD Caching boosts performance with one click and does not require a system reboot.
ASUS is also providing its graphical user interface-based UEFI BIOS, which brings icons and mouse control to the BIOS for a friendlier experience. It is enhanced with new dedicated hotkeys: F12 for BIOS snapshots and F3 for at-a-glance system information. It also includes ASUS DRAM Serial Presence Detect for troubleshooting memory and POST issues. USB BIOS Flashback allows for quick BIOS flashing with a single press and any USB storage device, all achievable with just standby power. BT GO 3.0! with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi onboard enables faster connectivity and convenience without extra adapters, making wireless devices instantly accessible with improved compatibility.
Designed for non-stop commercial use and demanding applications, the TUF SABERTOOTH X79 motherboard comes with a new generation of TUF Thermal Armor, now with dual fans and even more precise airflow. Thermal Radar technology consists of 12 embedded sensors that detect heat levels across the board, adjusting fan speeds both automatically and manually to ensure optimized cooling. Like the P9X79 Series, the TUF SABERTOOTH X79 also features New DIGI+ Power Control, and as such provides more precise CPU and DRAM power delivery.
Rounding off the new ASUS power team, the ROG?s Rampage IV Extreme has been designed for overclocking enthusiasts. Its new X-Socket allows users to move LGA 1366 coolers and LN2 containers to the new LGA 2011 boards, saving them money and retaining the same efficient cooling they are accustomed to. Furthermore, OC Key works with the DVI port of any connected graphics card to show a live on-screen display containing vital system statistics and parameters, which users can modify for instant overclocking, getting the data they need without looking at an external monitor or notebook PC. OC Key works independently of system resources.
Subzero Sense is an ROG exclusive that measures temperatures in LN2 cooling systems, going as chilly as an incredible -193 degrees C. With this information on hand, modders and overclockers can gauge the performance of liquid cooling setups. For genuine DIY users, VGA Hotwire does the soldering groundwork and allows for the easy connection of onboard headers with a graphics card?s power delivery system. Users can modify graphics card voltages from various ASUS interfaces, including OC Key, Turbo V EVO, and UEFI BIOS.