ASUS, the world’s leading motherboard maker, 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. Just as the Global Seminar 2011 spanned the world, new ASUS offerings cover all desktop PC uses with the control-focused P9X79 Series, built-rugged TUF Series, and the ROG Rampage IV Extreme overclocking board.
About the ASUS Global Seminar 2011
Held around the world October 13-31, these special technical seminars allowed ASUS to share new innovations with partners and media. All of these new features and technologies are included on motherboards designed for the Intel® X79 Express Chipset and LGA 2011 Socket. ASUS has developed an entire lineup of motherboards dedicated to a wide spectrum of PC power. These include P9X79 Series boards with Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with New DIGI+ Power Control, TUF SABERTOOTH X79, and the ROG Rampage IV Extreme motherboard. The three series highlight absolute performance, complete stability, and powerful overclocking, respectively. They offer up to 64GB of memory, PCI Express 3.0 readiness, and a host of exclusive ASUS features.
P9X79 powerful control and absolute performance
Several exclusive features make this series of motherboards the ideal choice for PC users who require a combination of power, enhanced 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 super-stable Vcore voltages to ensure total efficiency and performance. The ability to modify voltages in more delicate increments via a user friendly interface translates into greater overclocking control and potential for every scenario. Users also benefit from exclusive ASUS SSD Caching, which uses solid state speeds to intelligently accelerate frequently-accessed tasks, such as the operating system. Up to three times faster than mechanical hard drives, SSD Caching boosts performance with one click and does not require a system reboot.
ASUS is also providing its unique 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 and easy 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 and versatility.
TUF SABERTOOTH X79 totally reliable power through precision cooling
Ruggedized and server-grade tested TUF boards have quickly garnered a reputation for the best cooling and stability in their class, and the latest generation continues this tradition. Perfect for non-stop commercial use and demanding applications, it comes with a new generation of TUF Thermal Armor, now with dual fans and even more precise airflow. Superior dissipation and insulation guarantee lower temperatures and thus greater reliability and stability. 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. Added flexibility in DRAM power results in supreme stability and unmatched reliability.
ROG Rampage IV Extreme – conquering power for overclocking world records
Rounding off the new ASUS power team, ROG’s Rampage IV Extreme puts new Intel® technology to perfect use in the highest-spec overclocking available to PC enthusiasts. It offers the ultimate overclocking platform, providing gamers with a rich selection of exclusive technologies. 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, and does not compromise performance or benchmarking.
Subzero Sense is an ROG exclusive that accurately measures temperatures in LN2 cooling systems, going as chilly as an incredible -193°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 deep-modify graphics card voltages from various ASUS interfaces, including OC Key, Turbo V EVO, and UEFI BIOS.