The TUF series delivers a “tough” image. With the unique design & high quality components (military-standard), TUF series is born for pursuing the preeminent stability, all-round compatibility, and extreme durability
"Ultimate COOL!" Thermal Solution
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.
"TUF ENGINE!" Power Design
New DIGI+ Power Control
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.
New upgrade! Quick and easy info for enhanced system control - F12 BIOS snapshot hotkey for sharing UEFI setup info and troubleshooting - New F3 Shortcut for most accessed info - ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) Information for accessing memory info, detecting faulty DIMMs and helping with difficult POST situations
TUF Components (Choke, Cap. & MOSFET; Certified by Military-standard)
Certified for Tough Duty Get rugged performance even in the most challenging conditions with robust TUF chokes, solid capacitors, and MOSFETs--certified through third-party, military-grade testing. TUF Chokes, also known as the “Ferrite Choke”, is a made of a compound of various types of metal instead standard iron, enables the support of up to a massive 50A of rated current, much higher than conventional component. Furthermore, the single piece packaing also elimates the emission of virbation noise, delivering superb charactoristics as well as durability under extreme conditions.
ASUS Exclusive Features
ASUS SSD Caching
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.
USB BIOS Flashback
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!
- by David_W @Nov 28, 2011
Intel® Socket 2011 for 2nd Generation Core™ i7 Processors Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2 * Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
8 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR3 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 www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (dual x16) *1 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x8 mode) *1 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 1 x PCI
Intel® X79 chipset : 2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), brown 4 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), black Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10 Marvell® PCIe 9128 controller : 2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray ASMedia® ASM1061 controller : 1 x Power eSATA 6Gb/s port(s), green 1 x eSATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
Intel® 82579V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
Realtek® ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking Audio Feature : - Absolute Pitch 192kHz/ 24-bit True BD Lossless Sound - Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection - Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
VIA® 6315N controller 1 x IEEE 1394a port(s) (1 at back panel)
ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller : 6 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board) Intel® X79 chipset : 14 x USB 2.0 port(s) (6 at back panel, black, 8 at mid-board)
TUF ENGINE! Power Design : - 8 +2 +2 +2 Digital Phase Power Design - TUF Components (Choke, Cap. & MOSFET; certified by military-standard) - ASUS DIGI+ Power Control Utility Ultimate COOL! Thermal Solution : - TUF Thermal Armor - TUF Thermal Radar ASUS Exclusive Features : - MemOK! - AI Suite II - Anti-Surge - ESD Guards - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface - ASUS SSD Caching - USB 3.0 Boost ASUS EZ DIY : - USB BIOS Flashback - ASUS Q-Shield - ASUS O.C. Profile - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 - ASUS EZ Flash 2 - ASUS MyLogo 2 - Multi-language BIOS ASUS Q-Design : - ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED) - ASUS Q-Slot - ASUS Q-DIMM - ASUS Q-Connector
Back I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s) 1 x eSATA 6Gb/s 1 x Power eSATA 6Gb/s 1 x IEEE 1394a 1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s) 4 x USB 3.0 6 x USB 2.0 1 x Optical S/PDIF out 6 x Audio jack(s) 1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)
Internal I/O Ports
1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s) (19-pin, moss green) 4 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 8 USB 2.0 port(s) 1 x COM port(s) connector(s) 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s) 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s) 1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4 -pin) 4 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 -pin) 1 x Optional Fan connector(s) (4 -pin) 1 x Assistant Fan connector(s) (4 -pin) 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 Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP) 1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector) 1 x MemOK! button(s) 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
User's manual ASUS Q-Shield 2 x SATA 3Gb/s cable(s) 4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s) 1 x SLI bridge(s) 1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1) 1 x I/O Cover Fan(s) 1 x TUF Certification card(s) 1 x TUF 5 Year Warranty manual(s) (by region)
64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.6, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
Drivers Anti-virus software (OEM version) ASUS Update ASUS Utilities
ATX Form Factor 12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )
*1: This motherboard is ready to support PCIe 3.0 SPEC. Functions will be available when using PCIe 3.0-compliant devices. Please refer to www.asus.com for updated details.
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It is a great bargain for 325$ especially with 8dimms. Look beautiful and very sound! Had some issue with drivers but BIOS update fix it all! I usually buy gigabyte for their cheaper prices but this time Asus did a good job!
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