Intel Details its X79 Chipset based DX79SI Extreme Series Motherboard
Intel has announced its upcoming Extreme Series motherboard for the Sandy Bridge-E Platform which launches on November 14th. The X79 Chipset based DX79SI Motherboard would fall in Intel's Extreme Series motherboard lineup which offers great performance to gamers and enthusiast overclockers who can push their rigs beyond the extreme limit.
The DX79SI Motherboard features the LGA 2011 Socket which allows support for Sandy Bridge-E 4/6 Core Processors. Eight DDR3 DIMM slots allow for Quad Channel Memory Support upto 64GB with Frequency Support up till 2400Mhz+. The board features a tough VRM Power Area which is cooled through several Heatpipe Aluminum blocks covering it, The PCH X79 Chipset is also cooled by its own large heatsinks with the Extreme Series Skull logo on top of it.
Three PCI-e x16 3.0 allow support for SLI and CrossfireX Multi-GPU Functionality, The board also includes 2 PCI-e x1 3.0 and a Single PCI Legacy slot. Two SATA 6 and Four SATA 3Gbps ports allow for storage and also feature Intel's own RST (Rapid Storage Technology) Support for Raid 0,1,5,10 modes.
I/O includes 4 USB 3.0 and 14 USB 2.0 Ports, Dual Intel® Gigabit ethernet LAN, Back-to-BIoS switch, 10-Channel Intel® High Definition (7.1), SPDIF and a Firewire port. Release Date for the board ain't announced yet.
The board along with Intel's own RTS2011LC CPU Water Cooler for Sandy Bridge-E were also detailed by us in the post below: