Asus X79 Motherboards: First X79 Motherboard Certified Intel® XMP with DDR3 2400MHz Memory‏

First X79 Motherboard Certified Intel® XMP with DDR3 2400MHz Memory

ASUS P9X79 DELUXE awarded Extreme Memory Profile classification for exemplary RAM optimization, reliability, and proven overclocking potential


Manila, Philippines ― following the successful launch of a complete range of ASUS X79-based motherboards, the brand has scored another accolade in the form of its first Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) certified Socket LGA 2011 board, the P9X79 DELUXE, which features 2400MHz RAM. The ROG Rampage IV Extreme also hosts the current X79 RAM speed record at 2700MHz, made possible thanks to exhaustive development and testing, as well as focused investment in exclusive power delivery and overclocking technologies.

Intel® Extreme Memory Profile initiative 

To promote better-performing memory designs that cater to the needs of high-end gaming applications and other areas where overclocking may be desirable, Intel® and partners ASUS and Kingston® have been actively encouraging the implementation of XMP standards. These require motherboards support higher memory voltages, more flexible timing and tuning options, plus improved clock speeds and the highest efficiency in design. The P9X79 DELUXE is the first X79 board certified XMP to offer users 2400MHz memory, opening up new performance avenues with confidence and improved stability. As an official Intel® program, XMP mandates motherboard evaluation and certification, offering consumers further assurance that a board enables greater reliability, safe and stable overclocking, and increased performance. Certification indicates designs that go beyond basic reference specifications, and in the case of the P9X79 DELUXE, maintains the ASUS belief that consumers should always have the best possible hardware, without compromise. XMP certification for the P9X79 DELUXE was attained using Kingston® HyperX quad-channel memory kits, a result of the long-standing relationship ASUS has with major memory makers.

“Kingston is very excited that the ASUS P9X79 DELUXE is the first X79 board certified XMP by Intel, which was achieved using Kingston HyperX quad-channel kits. We are very happy to partner with Intel and ASUS again to bring this new high performance solution to market”, said Ann Bai, Kingston DRAM Memory Sales Director ― APAC Region, when speaking on the P9X79 DELUXE.

More information on the Intel® XMP program can be found at this link:

Rampage IV Extreme achieves new memory speed records at 2700MHz

With its support for faster memory speeds and more stable overclocking, the Rampage IV Extreme has also played an important role in demonstrating how far RAM speeds can be pushed on the Intel® X79 platform. It has recently served as the core of a system that clocked 2700MHz DDR3, configured with 16GB of G.Skill Ripjaws Z DDR3-2400 (4GB x4) at 1.65V. ASUS engineers also used 64GB of G.Skill Ripjaws Z DDR3-2133 (8GB x 8) at 1.5V on the P9X79 DELUXE, reaching RAM speeds of 2133MHz, showing its highly stable overclocking potential when running the full amount of memory. As the development cycle of any ASUS motherboard involves meticulous testing with hundreds of memory modules from all major RAM producers, consumers can rely on the highest compatibility in the industry when using ASUS boards. Pre-launch testing also includes rigorous overclocking trials, ensuring that each model can sustain performance well beyond reference levels.

Built for ultimate flexibility and better performance with an 8-DIMM design

ASUS P9X79 Series motherboards and the Rampage IV Extreme offer the very best of flexible and control-focused Intel® X79 implementation. They arrive loaded with the enabling features consumers expect for high output 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors, and offer an 8-DIMM design that supports up to 64GB of quad-channel DDR3 memory. This allows users to choose the module size that best suits their budget and needs, for example eight 4GB kits, as the design offers much greater room for different options. However, the main enabler of overclocking is the meticulously designed and implemented total board layout, which uses exclusive ASUS New DIGI+ Power Control all-digital voltage regulation architecture for both the CPU and DRAM. It opens up added flexibility and greater efficiency, driving a much-improved overclocking posture. The P9X79 DELUXE becoming the first XMP-certified X79 motherboard with 2400MHz RAM indicates the ASUS focus on unmatched overclocking and tuning options continues to reap many rewards for consumers and the industry as a whole.

Price and Availability

ASUS X79 Motherboards will be available in the Philippines on January 2012. Rampage IV Extreme/BF3 SRP is P25,990; Rampage IV Extreme SRP is P24,990; P9X79 Deluxe SRP is P19,990; P9X79 PRO SRP is P16,990; P9X79 SRP is P14,990 and Sabertooth X79 SRP is P17,990. Visit and

About ASUS Motherboards

Driven by homegrown innovation and dedication to absolute quality, ASUS has become the standard for motherboard excellence across diverse product ranges, leading the industry in global sales and positive customer feedback. Acknowledged by numerous accolades, ASUS motherboards propel computing forward with pioneering inventions. These include New DIGI+ Power Control, Dual Intelligent Processors for combined performance boosts and energy savings, and the unique whole-motherboard heat protection offered by the company’s TUF Series Thermal Armor and Thermal Radar. ASUS Republic of Gamers motherboards enable unfettered overclocking and performance tuning, serving as the mainstays of numerous world computing records. Important ASUS exclusives such as USB 3.0 Boost with UASP support, USB BIOS Flashback, and UEFI BIOS with EZ Mode demonstrate the ASUS commitment to harmonizing ingenuity and environmental responsibility with care for the people who use technology in everyday life.


CPU Intel® Socket 2011 for 2nd Generation Core™ i7 Processors
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2
* Refer to for CPU support list
Chipset Intel® X79
Memory 8 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR3 2400(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Quad Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
* Refer to or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
Multi-GPU Support Supports NVIDIA® 4-Way SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD 4-Way CrossFireX Technology
Expansion Slots 4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 *1
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x8 mode, gray) *1
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
Storage Intel® X79 chipset :
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
4 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), black
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
ASMedia® PCIe SATA controller :
2 x eSATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
LAN Intel®, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
Bluetooth Bluetooth V2.1+EDR
Audio Realtek® ALC898 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
– Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
Audio Feature :
– Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection
– Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
USB Ports ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller :
8 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 4 at mid-board)
Intel® X79 chipset :
12 x USB 2.0 port(s) (8 at back panel, black+red, 4 at mid-board)
Overclocking Features ROG OC Key
– OSD TweakIt
– OSD Monitor
ROG Connect :
– RC Diagram
– RC Remote
– RC Poster
– GPU TweakIt
ROG iDirect
Extreme Engine Digi+ II :
– 8 -phase CPU power design
– 3 -phase VCCSA power design
– 2 + 2 phase DRAM power design
ROG Extreme OC kit :
– Subzero Sense
– VGA Hotwire
– Slow Mode
– LN2 Mode
– PCIe x16 Lane Switch
– Q Reset
– EZ Plug
UEFI BIOS features :
– ROG BIOS Wallpaper
Extreme Tweaker
Loadline Calibration
BIOS Flashback
USB BIOS Flashback
Overclocking Protection :
– COP EX (Component Overheat Protection – EX)
– Voltiminder LED II
– ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Special Features ASUS EPU :
CPU Level Up
ASUS Exclusive Features :
– MemOK!
– Onboard Button : Power/Reset/Clr CMOS (at back IO)
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
– ASUS Q-Fan Plus
– ASUS Fan Xpert
– ASUS O.C. Profile
– ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
– ASUS EZ Flash 2
– ASUS MyLogo 2
ASUS Q-Design :
– ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
– ASUS Q-Slot
– ASUS Q-Connector
Back I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
1 x Bluetooth module(s)
2 x eSATA 6Gb/s
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
4 x USB 3.0
8 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to ROG Connect)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5 x Audio jack(s)
1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
1 x ROG Connect On/ Off switch(es)
1 x RC Bluetooth switch(es)
Internal I/O Ports 2 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.0 port(s)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
4 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s)
2 x CPU Fan connector(s)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
3 x Optional Fan connector(s)
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 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x OC Key header(s)
1 x OT header(s)
2 x Subzero Sense connector(s)
1 x Slow Mode switch(es)
7 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
3 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x LN2 Mode header(s)
1 x Q Reset switch(es)
2 x EZ Plug connector(s) (4-pin in white for memory DIMMs; 6-pin in black for PCIe slots)
1 x Power-on button(s)
1 x Reset button(s)
1 x Go Button(s)
1 x BIOS Switch button(s)
Accessories I/O Shield
4 x SATA 3Gb/s cable(s)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x 3-Way SLI bridge(s)
1 x 4-Way SLI bridge(s)
1 x SLI bridge(s)
1 x CrossFire cable(s)
1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1)
1 x ROG Connect cable(s)
1 x ProbeIt cable set(s)
1 x 12 in 1 ROG Cable Label(s)
1 x OC Key(s)
1 x OC Key cable(s)
1 x X-Socket pad(s)
BIOS 2 x 64Mb Flash ROMs, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI2.0a Multi-Language BIOS
Manageability WfM2.0, DMI2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
Support Disc Support DVD:
– Drivers and Applications
Kaspersky Anti-Virus
ASUS TurboV EVO Utility
ASUS Update
ASUS AI Charger+
Daemon Tool Pro Standard
ASUS WebStorage
Form Factor Extended ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 10.7 inch ( 30.5 cm x 27.2 cm )
Note * This motherboard is ready to support PCIe 3.0 SPEC. Functions will be available when using PCIe 3.0-compliant devices. Please refer to for updated details.

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