First X79 Motherboard CertifiedIntel® XMP with DDR3 2400MHz Memory

ASUS P9X79 DELUXE awarded Extreme MemoryProfile classification for exemplary RAM optimization, reliability, andproven overclocking potential

Singapore (December 13, 2011) ― following the successful launch of a complete range of ASUS X79-based motherboards, the brand has scoredanother accolade in the form of its first Intel® Extreme Memory Profile(XMP) certified Socket LGA 2011 board, the P9X79 DELUXE, which features2400MHz RAM. The ROG Rampage IV Extreme also hosts the current X79 RAMspeed record at 2700MHz, made possible thanks to exhaustive development andtesting, as well as focused investment in exclusive power delivery andoverclocking technologies.

Intel® Extreme Memory Profile initiative

To promote better-performing memory designs that cater to the needs ofhigh-end gaming applications and other areas where overclocking may be desirable, Intel® and partners ASUS and Kingston® have beenactively encouraging the implementation of XMP standards. These require motherboards support higher memory voltages, more flexible timing andtuning options, plus improved clock speeds and the highest efficiency indesign. The P9X79 DELUXE is the first X79 board certified XMP to offerusers 2400MHz memory, opening up new performance avenues with confidence and improved stability. As an official Intel® program, XMP mandatesmotherboard evaluation and certification, offering consumers further assurance that a board enables greater reliability, safe and stableoverclocking, and increased performance. Certification indicates designst hat go beyond basic reference specifications, and in the case of the P9X79DELUXE, maintains the ASUS belief that consumers should always have the best possible hardware, without compromise. XMP certification for the P9X79DELUXE was attained using Kingston® HyperX quad-channel memory kits, aresult of the long-standing relationship ASUS has with major memory makers.

“Kingston is very excited that the ASUS P9X79 DELUXE is the firstX79 board certified XMP by Intel, which was achieved using Kingston HyperXquad-channel kits. We are very happy to partner with Intel and ASUS againto bring this new high performance solution to market”, said Ann Bai,Kingston DRAM Memory Sales Director ― APAC Region, when speaking on theP9X79 DELUXE.

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Rampage IV Extreme achieves new memory speed records at2700MHz

With its support for faster memory speeds and more stable overclocking,the Rampage IV Extreme has also played an important role in demonstratinghow far RAM speeds can be pushed on the Intel® X79 platform. It hasrecently served as the core of a system that clocked 2700MHz DDR3,configured with 16GB of G.Skill Ripjaws Z DDR3-2400 (4GB x4) at 1.65V. ASUSengineers also used 64GB of G.Skill Ripjaws Z DDR3-2133 (8GB x 8) at 1.5Von the P9X79 DELUXE, reaching RAM speeds of 2133MHz, showing its highlystable overclocking potential when running the full amount of memory. Asthe development cycle of any ASUS motherboard involves meticulous testingwith hundreds of memory modules from all major RAM producers, consumers canrely on the highest compatibility in the industry when using ASUS boards.Pre-launch testing also includes rigorous overclocking trials, ensuringthat each model can sustain performance well beyond reference levels.

Built for ultimate flexibility and better performance with an 8-DIMMdesign

ASUS P9X79 Series motherboards and the Rampage IV Extreme offer the verybest of flexible and control-focused Intel® X79 implementation. Theyarrive loaded with the enabling features consumers expect for high output2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors, and offer an8-DIMM design that supports up to 64GB of quad-channel DDR3 memory. Thisallows users to choose the module size that best suits their budget andneeds, for example eight 4GB kits, as the design offers much greater roomfor different options. However, the main enabler of overclocking is themeticulously designed and implemented total board layout, which usesexclusive ASUS New DIGI+ Power Control all-digital voltage regulationarchitecture for both the CPU and DRAM. It opens up added flexibility andgreater efficiency, driving a much-improved overclocking posture. The P9X79DELUXE becoming the first XMP-certified X79 motherboard with 2400MHz RAMindicates the ASUS focus on unmatched overclocking and tuning optionscontinues to reap many rewards for consumers and the industry as awhole.