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Introduction

The ASUS X79 DELUXE is a top mid-range motherboard for LGA2011 systems, aimed on overclockers and enthusiasts. It includes four PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, four SATA-300 and eight SATA-600 ports, eight USB 3.0 ports, a high-end audio controller, and an integrated Wi-Fi interface. Let’s check it out.

In Figure 1, you see the ASUS X79 DELUXE motherboard. What catches the eye on the X79 DELUXE is the beautiful color set, with a black printed circuit board and components, and golden heatsinks. It uses the ATX form factor (12 x 9.6 inches or 305 x 244 mm).

ASUS X79 DELUXEFigure 1: ASUS X79 DELUXE motherboard

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Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master’s degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.