New Intel Desktop Board DX79SI Extreme Series updated. Sums out to be an interesting Masterpiece.

Intel Desktop Board DX79SI

Intel Desktop Board DX79SI

Processor Support

  • Intel® Core™ i7 processors in the LGA2011 package
  • Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
  • Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
  • Integrated Memory Controller with support for up to 64 GB of system memory DDR3 2400+ O.C.SDRAM
  • Intel® Fast Memory Access
  • Supports Intel® 64 architecture


  • Intel® X79 Express Chipset
  • Intel® X79 PCH
  • Intel® Rapid Storage Manager (RAID 0, 1, 5, 10)
  • Two SATA (6.0 Gb/s) and four SATA (3.0 Gb/s) ports USB PorTS
  • Six Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports via the back panel
  • Eight additional Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports via four internal headers
  • Four Super-Speed USB 3.0 ports via NEC controller SySTeM BIoS
  • 64 Mb Flash EEPROM with Intel® Platform Innovation Framework for EFI Plug and Play, IDE drive auto-configure
  • Advanced configuration and power interface V3.0b, DMI 2.5 fAST BooT
  • Fast boot
  • Intel® Express BIOS update support: BIOS update via F7 function key

Intel® Desktop Board DX79SI Extreme Series – Technical Specifications

Hardware Management features

  • Processor fan speed control
  • System chassis fan speed control
  • Voltage and temperature sensing
  • Fan sensor inputs used to monitor fan activity
  • Power management support for ACPI 3.0b

Intel® Pro 10/100/1000 Network Connection

  • Dual Intel® LAN on the back panel
  • New low-power design can meet Energy Star* 5.0 specifications

Expansion Capabilities

  • Three PCI Express* x16 connectors (configured as x16/x8/x8 in Tri graphics mode)
  • Two PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots
  • One PCI slot AUDIo
  • 10-channel Intel® High Definition Audio 6 codec
  • 8-channel via the back panel
  • 2-channel via the front panel
  • Back panel support for output via optical cable
  • One internal header for S/PDIF output for HDMI* support

System Memory Capacity

  • Eight 240-pin DIMM connectors supporting quad-channel memory. Two double-sided DIMMs per channel
  • Maximum system memory up to 64 GB using 8 GB double-sided DIMMs

Memory Types

  • DDR3 2400+ O.C. SDRAM memory support
  • Non-ECC Memory Memory Modes
  • Quad- or tri- or dual- or single-channel operation support

Memory Voltage

  • 1.35 V low voltage
  • 1.5 V standard JEDEC voltage
  • Support for Intel® XMP extended voltage profiles

Jumpers And Front panel Connectors

  • Single configuration jumper design
  • Jumper access for BIOS maintenance mode

Front Panel Connectors

  • Reset, HD LED, Power LEDs, power on/off
  • Four front-panel Hi-Speed USB 2.0 headers
  • One front-panel Super-Speed USB 3.0 headers
  • Front-panel audio header
  • One IEEE 1394a header

Board Style

  • ATX
  • Board Size:-11.6¨ x 9.6¨ (29.46 cm x 24.38 cm)

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