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Home » Motherboard
Intel DX79SI Motherboard
Author: Gabriel Torres
Type: First Look Last Updated: December 13, 2011
Page: 1 of 9
Introduction

Intel has released two motherboard models for the new socket LGA2011 platform, the DX79SI and the DX79TO, targeted to the most high-end processor Intel offers for desktops today, the Core i7 “Sandy Bridge-E” models. Let’s take a look at the DX79SI, which comes with three PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots.

To better understand the differences between the two socket LGA2011 motherboards released by Intel, we compiled the table below.      

 

DX79SI

DX79TO

Form Factor

ATX

ATX

Memory Sockets

8

8

PCI Express x16

3 (x16/x16/x8)

2 (x16/x16)

PCI Express x1

2

3

Standard PCI

1

1

SATA-300

4

4

SATA-600

2

2

eSATA-600

0

0

USB 2.0

14

14

USB 3.0

4

2

FireWire

2

0

Gigabit Ethernet

2

1

Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Yes

No

Bluetooth 2.1

Yes

No

Price

USD 280

USD 230-250

In Figure 1, you see the Intel DX79SI motherboard.

Intel DX79SI motherboard
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Figure 1: Intel DX79SI motherboard

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