Intel BLKDX79SI User Manual

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product brief

Intel® Desktop Board DX79SI Extreme Series

ATX Form Factor

Primed and Ready!

Introducing the Intel® Desktop Board DX79SI, designed to unleash the power of the new Intel® Core™ i7 Processors in the LGA2011 package

Build Upon a Winner

With the Intel® Desktop Board DX79SI, Intel is once again offering the board of choice for champion gamers and performance enthusiasts who live to push their systems WAY beyond the limits. The DX79SI board offers the customization features every power user needs. The Overclocking Assistant provides single-step overclocking1 to boost performance to quickly maximize your gaming advantage. The massive data throughput and support for the Intel® Core™ i7 processor allows more applications to run simultaneously, with less wait time.

Power for the Hottest New Games

With incredible support for up to twelve threads of raw processing power, unprecedented bandwidth, quad-channel DDR3 memory with support for up to eight DIMMs, the Intel Desktop Board DX79SI goes where no desktop board has gone before.

BIOS Vault Technology protects the board and provides fault tolerant and secure firmware. Intel BIOS is protected from outside

attacks and enables advance security checks




•ATX 2.2 compliant I/O shield

and balances. Fast Boot also speeds through

•UV reactive SATA cables

boot times and eliminates unnecessary

•Extreme mouse pad

delays. Intel® Extreme Memory Profiles (Intel®

•Bluetooth*/Wi-Fi module

XMP) is a performance-packed expansion of

•Board and back panel I/O layout stickers

the standard DDR3 memory specification,

•Quick reference guide

enabling a robust and stable solution for

ultra-fast memory.


•Intel® Express Installer driver

The Boxed Intel® Desktop Board

and software DVD

•Windows* Premium WHQL certified

DX79SI Solution Includes:



•NVIDIA* SLI* Bridge connectors

•Intel® Desktop Board DX79SI



•Post code information card










Software Included:












Software Included



• Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility (Intel® XTU) (Internet



Download): Monitors system temperature and fan



speeds. Enables manual tuning of memory and



processor or one-button auto tuning



•Intel® Express Installer: Streamlines board integration








• Additional free software: Helps get your system up



and running smoothly and quickly








• ESET* Smart Security 5 Antivirus: Removes viruses



automatically, blocks certain internet worm attacks,



and protects e-mail and instant messages

Intel® Desktop Board DX79SI Extreme Series

Features and Benefits

1Support for the Intel® Core™ i7 processor Extreme Edition in the LGA2011 package:

Supports both 4 core and 6 core processors. Features Intel® Turbo

Boost Technology,2 Intel® HyperThreading Technology3 for exceptional performance and scalability, and 15 MB Shared Intel® Smart Cache, enabling dynamic and efficient allocation of cache.

2Intel® X79 Express Chipset:

Features DMI uni-directional connectivity to the processor.

3Eight DIMM slots: Designed to support overclocked1 DDR3 2400+ O.C.4 memory, delivering up to 64 GB/s memory bandwidth.

4Four Super Speed USB 3.0 ports, two IEEE 1394a ports (1 external, 1 via internal header), and 14 USB 2.0 ports (6 back ports, 8

via internal headers): Provides for the most flexible back panel connectivity options.

5Three PCI Express 3.0* x16 slots:

Improved graphics bandwidth and support for certified triple-card ATI CrossFireX* and NVIDIA* SLI.*

6PCI Express* and PCI connectors:

Flexibility to support PCI Express and legacy PCI devices.

7Two SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports and four SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports: Support for up to six ports with the ability to disable individual ports via the Intel® Rapid Storage driver stack.

8Intel® Rapid Storage Technology:

Performance and reliability with support for RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, and Intel® Rapid Recover Technology.

910-Channel Intel® High Definition

Audio6 (7.1): Enables high-quality integrated audio that rivals

the performance of high-end discrete solutions.

10Dual Intel® Gigabit Ethernet LAN:

Features onboard 10/100/1000 Mb/s Ethernet LAN connectivity.

11Consumer infrared receiver and transmitter: Supports receiving, learning, and emitting capabilities, controls up to two additional CE devices with your PC, and eliminates the need for a USB CIR dongle.

12Back-to-BIOS switch: Allows easy access to the BIOS for easy overclocking1 and recovery.

13Post code decoder: Allows for display of post codes for debug along with the included post code quick reference card displaying critical areas to help troubleshoot performance-increase roadblocks.

14Initialization and diagnostic LEDs: Provides instant visible system feedback.

15Exclusive voltage regulator heat sinks: Provides reliable and silent cooling for extreme performance tuning.

16Solid-State capacitors and exclusive Power Supervisor:

Maximizes stability and power for advanced performance tuning.

17Tweaker switches: Power and reset switches for overclocking1 on the go, quick reset and power on.

18ATX (9.6¨ x 11.6¨) Form Factor:

ATX board supports more fully featured tower designs.

19Lead-free: Meets all worldwide regulatory requirements for lead-free manufacturing.




























































































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