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Intel DX79SI Motherboard Review

By on December 20, 2011
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Intel’s own brand of high-end X79 board is…alright.

Good: Spacious layout; 8 DIMM slots; Back to BIOS button; 3-way SLI or CFX; Easy overclocking
Bad: Lower stock performance than competition; Cumbersome BIOS
Price: AED 1,100
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.


Model
Brand
Intel
Model
BOXDX79SI
Supported CPU
CPU Socket Type
LGA 2011
CPU Type
Core i7 (LGA2011)
Chipsets
North Bridge
Intel X79
Memory
Number of Memory Slots
8×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR3 2400/2133/1866/1600/1333/1066
Maximum Memory Supported
64GB
Channel Supported
Quad Channel
Expansion Slots
PCI Express 3.0 x16
3 (x16, x16, x8)
PCI Express x1
2
PCI Slots
1
Storage Devices
SATA 3Gb/s
4
SATA 6Gb/s
2 x SATA 6Gb/s
Onboard Video
Onboard Video Chipset
None
Onboard Audio
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC892
Audio Channels
8 Channels
Onboard LAN
LAN Chipset
Intel 82579L
Second LAN Chipset
Intel 82574L
Max LAN Speed
Dual 10/100/1000Mbps
Bluetooth
Yes
Rear Panel Ports
USB 1.1/2.0
6 x USB 2.0
USB 3.0
2 x USB 3.0
IEEE 1394
1 x IEEE 1394a
S/PDIF Out
1 x Optical
Audio Ports
5 Ports
Internal I/O Connectors
Onboard USB
2 x USB 3.0 + 8 x USB 2.0
Onboard 1394
1 x 1394a
Physical Spec
Form Factor
ATX
Dimensions
12.0″ x 9.6″
Power Pin
24 Pin

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