One-click optimization delivers optimum performance on Intel® X79 platform Intel® Core™ i7 Processors for LGA2011 SocketIntel® X79 Express ChipsetDual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization4-Way Optimization - One Click and Done! Top-up Performance, Efficiency, Digital Power, and System CoolingWi-Fi GO! - Connect Your Life – The Perfect Fusion of Desktop, Smartphones and PadsASUS SSD Caching II - Multiple SSD Caching, Instant Upgraded Speed Shop Modal header A New Gold Standard ASUS X79-DELUXE motherboard glisten with gold, representing the gold standard in quality, performance, and innovation for which ASUS is renowned. The metallic-gold heatsinks, dark grey and black expansion and DIMM slots are color-matched for a striking design that truly stands out from the motherboard crowd. Absolute Performance CPU OverclockingDRAM Overclocking CPU Overclocking Overclock with confidence - Over 4.8GHz performance ! ASUS X79-DELUXE elevates CPU overclocking stability to a whole new level: a new Intel® LGA2011 3.4GHz processor can be cranked confidently all the way up to 4.8GHz - and even beyond!. This truly incredible performance is possible thanks to precise, real-time power control from ASUS digital power design. By offering best-in-class efficiency while reducing wasteful voltage discrepancies, ASUS digital power design provides an extremely stable platform for your overclocking endeavors. This overclocking power can be unleashed via settings in the X79-DELUXE’s new UEFI BIOS or the brilliantly easy-to-use ASUS AI Suite 3. AI Suite 3 allows you to concentrate on fine-tuning your system for the best balance between performance, stability and efficiency in real time– adding to the premium overclocking experience delivered by X79-DELUXE. DRAM Overclocking 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. X79-DELUXE is able to overclock all 8 DIMMs up to over 30 % better than previous X79 motherboards. 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. Dual Intelligent Processors 4 IntroMulti-Scenario Design Proven Performance 4 Key Tuning Pillars Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization One click for better performance, efficiency, digital power control, reduced noise, and improved cooling. Dynamic Multi-Scenario Design Figuring out the best settings for your PC a challenge? 4-Way Optimization automatically detects the best configuration for your system based on actual usage. Proven Performance The design makes sure your PC is perfect for gaming, entertainment, productivity, and everything else. *Gaming - Intel LGA2011 i7-4960X|X79-DELUXE|G. Skill DDR3-2800 4GBx8 Multimedia – Intel LGA2011 i7-4860K|Kingston DDR3-2133 8GBx1 4 Key Tuning Pillars Performance: unlock more CPU performance with the TPUEfficiency: achieve greater energy efficiency by reducing power consumption with the EPULeading digital power: real-time management of CPU-input voltage regulator via DIGI+ Power ControlCustomized fan control: detailed supervision of every installed fan improves cooling and reduces noise with Fan Xpert 2 TPU CPU performance boost Unleash your computer’s performance with a simple 2-phase onboard switch or the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility. It works with the TPU chip to offer precise voltage control and advanced monitoring , enabling great freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios for optimized performance in all situations. EPU All-round energy efficiency Tap into the world's first real-time PC power saving chip through a simple onboard switch or AI Suite 3 utility. Get total system-wide energy optimization by automatically detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power consumption. This also reduces fan noise and extends component longevity! DIGI+ Power Control Precise digital power control for both CPU and DRAM X79-DELUXE offers users extreme performance capabilities, with 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. First, accurate power reduces wasteful voltage imprecision, and provides more stable CPU and memory setup.Second, onboard controllers allow users to 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. * VCCSA (system agent voltage) relates to the CPU DRAM controller. ASUS power control now provides more VCCSA options to facilitate extreme DRAM overclocking. Fan Xpert 2 Comprehensive controls for the perfect cool and quiet balance Hardware-level ASUS Fan Xpert 2 literally blows away the competition. It can scan each fan’s characteristics through automatic fan speed detection, delivering custom settings for each 4-pin/3-pin CPU and chassis fan with a single click and achieving the best balance of cooling performance and low noise. RPM Fixed Mode For users who wish to reduce noise levels to near 0dB with highly specific fan speed control, which also reacts to system load for greater precision. Hands-on Video Wi-Fi GO! Superfast 802.11ac Cloud GO!Remote ControlMedia Streaming HubEasy File Transfers Wi-Fi GO! Connect your life – The perfect fusion of desktop, smartphones and pads ASUS Wi-Fi GO! with Bluetooth v4.0 makes enjoying home entertainment and remotely controlling your PC easier than ever! It integrates Wi-Fi hardware and a host of useful connectivity functions in a single intuitive app that anyone can use an one-stop utility that links your desktop with smart devices, which can be used to remotely control your PC for a truly connected lifestyle. X79-DELUXE also features WHQL-certified Bluetooth v4.0. Superfast 802.11ac Quickly gets Wi-Fi access running at up to 867Mbit/s* via new-generation 802.11ac** Wi-Fi, which is 3X faster than 802.11n. Included software lets you set up a hotspot*** fast, without needing an extra router. In addition, the bundled 2.4GHz/5GHz dual-band, two-stream (2T2R) antenna gives you wide coverage. * Actual speeds may vary.**The Wi-Fi standard of 802.11ac will be restricted by countries’ regulations. Wi-Fi 802.11ac feature will be supported under the complete 11ac eco-system environment.***Wi-Fi Hotspot uses 802.11 a/b/g/n. Cloud GO! One stop to sync and backup for your cloud storage Your cloud file manager for ASUS WebStorage, Dropbox and Google Drive™. Synchronize files across cloud storage accounts with a click, with no more bothersome uploading and downloading to and from different accounts. 2013 Google Inc. All rights reserved. Google and the Google Logo are registered trademarks of Google Inc. Remote Control Remote Desktop Accesses your PC from smart devices with real-time control for complete comfort. This function creates a virtual desktop on smart devices, offering portable access to content and control over your PC from anywhere at home. Remote Keyboard & Mouse Sit back and control your computer by using your tablet’s virtual QWERTY keyboard, which is great for communicating or productivity from the comfort of your living room. Smart Sensor Control Enjoy Windows 8-exclusive games and applications using new gyroscope-based* pan, tilt, and roll controls via your smart devices right on your desktop monitor. You can even turn smart devices into a virtual microphone* in apps, games, chat, and social networking on your PC.*Available for Windows 8 Media Streaming Hub Streaming multimedia content is easier than before Enjoy HD content, music, and photos from PC on your HDTV via Wi-Fi, perfect for creating your own home theater! Easy file and screenshot transfers: File Transfer: send and share files between your PC and smart devices with only a right click on the mouse. Capture & Send: capture and send screen shots from your PC to smart devices directly by pressing the hotkey*. *Hotkey set by users. ASUS SSD Caching II ASUS SSD Caching II Multiple SSD caching, instant upgraded speed ASUS SSD Caching II has been upgraded with a multiple caching function, adding four extra SATA 6Gb/s connectors onboard. This feature offers performance upgrades by using multiple installed SSDs as a cache for frequently accessed data. It also allows user to choose the combination that suits their needs. For example, you can choose three SSDs matched with one HDD or two SSDs with two HDDs. Harness a combination of SSD-like performance and response and hard drive capacity with a single click, without the need to reboot for instant activation and complete ease of use. As an added bonus, it can even prevent data loss with the included backup function, so you can rest easy knowing your data is secure. Despite its power, there’s nothing complicated about SSD Caching II - once enabled, everything works automatically. Indeed, we’re proud to boast that our users tell us that they find it far simpler to use than similar technologies from our competitors. New UEFI BIOS IntroNew EZ ModeMy Favorites/ShortcutQuick Note/Last ModifiedSATA Port Renaming New UEFI BIOS – Friendlier and more Intuitive Exclusive EZ Mode adds useful info to become even easierMedia-renowned UEFI BIOS from ASUS provides the smoothest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS, and now features more intuitive functions to quickly take you to favorite BIOS pages and frequently-accessed settings through custom shortcuts. You can even write quick notes in-BIOS for future reference, view an activity log of setting changes and modifications, and rename SATA ports. EZ Mode has a whole new look, upgraded with extra-friendly capabilities like detailed fan controls, XMP profile settings, SATA information, and fast clock adjustment. Together, these perfect your BIOS experience. Hands-On Video 1.Fast Clock Adjustment Easily change the time and date in EZ Mode using the mouse. 2.EZ XMP Settings Quickly apply XMP settings in UEFI BIOS EZ Mode, achieving better DRAM performance. 3. EZ Fan Settings As demanded by the community, detailed fan controls come to EZ Mode so you can switch fan profiles for quick cooling and noise-level supervision. 4. SATA Information Displays each SATA port details for you to easily recognize devices. My Favorites Get all your favorite functions on one page F4 or right click to add settings to My Favorites under Advance Mode, which cuts time spent on searching and further speeds up system tuning. Shortcut One press to apply and access frequent settings Now you can customize your own shortcut log by pressing F4 or right clicking to create shortcuts to frequently-used settings. Instantly access them by simply hitting the F3 hotkey. Quick Note You no longer need to have a pen and paper notepad around. Quick Note works inside the BIOS so you can just type remarks and ideas to help you remember important settings info and save time on trial and error. Last Modified Always forget those important BIOS changes you did? This friendly function creates a tuning log to track your BIOS settings history , which can be saved onto a USB drive. SATA Port Renaming You can rename your SATA ports for easy identification, including by usage scenario. Get greater convenience and spend less time on finding the right devices when you want to change settings. The Latest Transfer Speed USB 3.0 BoostNetwork iControlPCIe 3.0/USB 3.0/SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Boost (UASP Support) 170% faster transfer speeds than traditional USB 3.0 ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) USB 3.0 in Windows 8. With USB 3.0 Boost technology, a USB device's transmission speed is significantly increased up to 170%, adding to already fast USB 3.0 performance. ASUS software automatically accelerates data rates for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals without any user interaction. World’s 1st USB 3.0 UASP support – instantly 170% faster.Complete USB 3.0 solution – performance boost under Turbo Mode or UASP Mode for most USB devices.Simple plug and boost – auto detection design ensures best performance. Hands-on Video Network iControl Real-time network bandwidth management One click to prioritize network traffic for applications you're currently using or set up favorite profiles to run at specific times. Avoid network congestion, speed up downloading, and make sure online gaming runs optimized, all through an intuitive user interface. PCI Express 3.0 PCI Express 3.0 uses improved encoding that provides twice the performance of PCI Express 2.0. Total bandwidth for an x16 link reaches 32GB/s, delivering unprecedented data speeds combined with the convenience and seamless transition offered by complete backward compatibility. Complete USB 3.0 integration Double USB access, double the convenience ASUS facilitates USB 3.0 accessibility for both the front and rear panel. Experience the latest plug n play connectivity at speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. Our motherboards afford greater convenience with high speed connectivity. Extra SATA 6Gb/s support Extra ports, extra speed and accessibility ASUS provides extra SATA 6Gb/s ports with enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, and double the bandwidth of SATA 3Gb/s. EZ DIY AI Suite 3USB BIOS FlashbackMemOK!Q-Design AI Suite 3 One-stop access to innovative ASUS features ASUS AI Suite 3 offers a brand new user experience through a clearer and more attractive interface with support for larger monitors. It consolidates all exclusive ASUS features into one simple-to-use package, allowing you to supervise overclocking, energy consumption, fan speeds, voltages and more. This all-in-one app offers diverse and easy to use functionality, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities. USB BIOS Flashback Simple plug and press hardware-based BIOS flashing Hardware-level USB BIOS Flashback allows users to update to new UEFI BIOS versions even without a CPU or DRAM installed. Just plug in a USB flash drive containing the BIOS file and press the BIOS Flashback button for 3 seconds with the power supply connected. Hassle-free updating for ultimate convenience! MemOK! Enhanced memory compatibility: save time on trial and error Memory issues can be difficult to diagnose and even harder to fix or work around. If RAM problems are preventing your system from booting, MemOK! helps by automatically loading failsafe settings to enable basic functionality with a simple push of a button on the motherboard. This troubleshooting feature saves you time and annoyance, and adds to the confidence of DIY builders. Q-Connector Easy, quick, and accurate connections Motherboard front panel wires and connectors used to be notorious as the hardest and most tedious part of the build process. You had to figure out which one went where, or consult confusing manuals. This took forever and caused needless frustration. The Q-Connector steps in to take care of all that. It’s a one-piece plug that sits on top of the front panel headers, with clearly marked inputs for each. You no longer have to mess with easily-bent pins. The wires go into the Q-Connector, and you’re good to go. Q-LED Easy PC diagnostics When there's a problem with your PC, quickly being able to diagnose and remedy the issue can eliminate a great deal of frustration. ASUS Q-LED immediately indicates when there's a problem with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device by lighting up in the vicinity of that component. Hands-on Video Q-DIMM Easy memory removal Even if you work with a smaller case, plugging in memory is easy with one-sided clips that are right at the edge of the board and always accessible. Just push down on the clip and push or pull RAM modules in or out – couldn’t be simpler! Q-Slot Effortless PCI Express component removal Press the Q-Slot clip lightly, and graphics cards just pop out. The large winged clip is easy to reach so you don’t have to struggle with installing or removing even the biggest graphics cards. Q-Code Detailed PC status display and diagnostics Designed to instantly recognize POST status and for precise troubleshooting. Users can check the table in the user guide for more information. Q-Shield Easy and safe on fingers Unlike other I/O shields with their sharp edges, the exclusive Q-Shield is soft and pliable to protect your hands from cuts. Ease of install and safety are always first! Windows 8 Exclusive Features DirectKeyASUS Boot SettingProbe II Sense DirectKey Dedicated direct BIOS access button Designed for those requiring frequent BIOS access, users can easily enter the BIOS when the PC is on standby power with a simple press of a button. It saves you time during boot-up as you don’t have to repeatedly press the DEL key. Convenience and ease at their best! Hands-On Video ASUS Boot Setting Multiple startup options Thanks to ASUS Windows 8 hardware optimization, ASUS Boot Setting provides better flexibility in customizing your PC’s startup process. You can shorten system boot-up time to 2-seconds* for a smoother user experience under Windows 8, and even previous versions of Windows. Also, 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. *On select models Hands-On Video Probe II Sense Handy system monitoring Popular ASUS real-time system monitoring software now available for Windows 8. It helps you supervise your entire PC through a live tile on the Windows 8 start screen, and make quick adjustments. Probe II Sense is a free app available from the Windows Store. 5X Protection IntroDIGI+VRMOvercurrent ProtectionESD Guards5K-hr Solid CapsStainless Steel Back I/O ASUS 5X Protection All-round protection provides the best quality, reliability, and durability ASUS motherboards guard your PC with 5X Protection. We use quality components like DIGI+ VRM digital power design for precise CPU power on demand, ESD units tested to strict standards that eliminate electrostatic interference, and resettable fuses around DRAM slots to prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. We also use corrosion-resistant back I/O shields, all examples of ASUS providing the best possible reliability and durability. DIGI+ Power Control (DIGI+ VRM & DRAM) Precise Digital Power Control for both CPU and DRAM Power control is one of the most essential motherboard designs. Intelligent CPU power draw detection with ASUS DIGI+ Power Control is an innovative, industry-leading technology that fully complies with Intel® VRD12.5 specifications, increasing overclocking potential, enhancing system stability, and improving power efficiency with superior flexibility and accurate control. Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection Short-circuit damage prevention Onboard resettable fuses prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM to safeguard system and device lifespan. ESD Guards Strong ESD protection for extended component lifespan Electrostatic discharges (ESD) can happen suddenly, and their damaging effects are often underestimated. ASUS ESD Guards offer an active protective circuit design that ensures electrostatic discharges are properly grounded, providing greater component longevity. High-Quality 5K-Hour Solid State Capacitors 2.5X longer lifespan with excellent durability ASUS high-quality solid state capacitors assure a 5,000-hour lifespan, equivalent to 2.5 times longer than traditional capacitors. They pass testing under temperatures as high as 105 degrees centigrade to meet Japanese industrial standards, providing excellent durability and enhanced thermal capacity. Stainless Steel Back I/O 3X more durable corrosion-resistant coating ASUS motherboard back I/O panels are made from strong and corrosion-resistant stainless steel, which is bonded with a thin layer of chromium oxide to enhance anti-corrosive properties. Passing 72-hour spray salt endurance tests, ASUS stainless steel back I/O panels have a usage life three times longer compared to ordinary panels. CPU and Chipset Features CPU and chipset 3-Way SLI™ and Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Support CPU and Chipset Intel® Core™ i7 Processors for LGA 2011 Socket This motherboard supports the latest 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. 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 The Intel® X79 Express Chipset is the latest single-chipset design that supports the 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 Flexible multi-GPU solutions, your weapon of choice! X79-DELUXE brings you the multi-GPU choice of either SLI™ or CrossFireX™. The motherboard features the most powerful Intel® X79 platform to optimize PCIe allocation in multiple GPU configurations. Expect a brand-new gaming style you’ve never experienced before! RoHS GreenASUS Motherboards are EU Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, which requires products meet high efficiency standards with regards to energy consumption. This is in line with the ASUS vision of creating environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient products through design and innovation that reduce the carbon footprint of products and thus mitigate ecological impact.