X79 Motherboard Features

X79 Motherboard Features

 

Here we discuss about X79 motherboard features with ASROCK, ASUS, BIOSTAR, ECS , INTEL , MSI

 

ASROCK


ASRock Inc. is established in taiwan at 2002, specialized in the field of motherboards. ASRock Inc. is a manufacturer of motherboards, IPCs, and HTPCs.

ASUS

 

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. was founded in taiwan at 1990, Its products include motherboards, desktops, laptops, monitors, tablet PCs, servers, video cards, and mobile phones.ASUS is the number one manufacturer of motherboards in the world, commanding almost a 40% market share of the motherboard business. Over 420 million motherboards have been sold since 1989. Today, one in every three computers houses an ASUS motherboard.

BIOSTAR

 

BIOSTAR MICROTECH INTERNATIONAL CORP is established in Taiwan at 1986, designing and manufacturing of computer hardware products such as motherboards, video cards, barebone computers and industrial PCs.

ECS

 

ECS, the Elitegroup Computer Systems, was established in taiwan at 1987, and is approaching its 23rd year of business.Its main focus has expanded to not only motherboards, but also desktop and notebook computers, graphics cards and other mobile products.

INTEL

 

Intel was founded in America at 1968, it first build semi conductor memory products, Intel introduced world’s first microprocessor in 1971,Intel also makes motherboard chip sets, network interface controllers and integrated circuits, flash memory, graphic chips, embedded processors.

MSI

 

Micro-Star International was founded on 1986 in Taiwan , focused on the design and manufacture of Motherboards and Add-cards,Msi introduced the 1st overclock able 286 main board in 1987.

 

 

X79 Motherboard Features
  ASRock X79 Extreme4 Asus P9X79 Biostar TPower X79 ECS X79R-AX Black Deluxe Intel DX79TO MSI X79A- GD45 8D
PCB Revision 1.03 1.01 5 1 1 2
Chipset Intel X79 Express Intel X79 Express Intel X79 Express Intel X79 Express Intel X79 Express Intel X79 Express
Voltage Regulator Eight Phases 10 Phases Six Phases Seven Phases Six Phases Eight Phases
BIOS P1.70 (02/02/2012) 0906 (12/22/2011) X79AE118 (01/18/2012) 79D1B29A (11/29/2011) SI0424P (01/27/2012) V10.2 (01/31/2011)
100.0 MHz BCLK 100.0 MHz (+0.00%) 100.1 MHz (+0.10%) 100.0 MHz (+0.00%) 100.0 MHz (+0.00%) 100.0 MHz (+0.00%) 100.0 MHz (+0.00%)
Internal Interfaces


PCIe 3.0 x16 3 (x16/x16/x8) 3 (x16/x16/x8) 3 (x16/x16/x8) 4 (x16/x0/x16/x0 or x8/x8/x8/x8) 2 (x16/x16) 3 (x16/x16/x8)
PCIe 2.0 x16 None None None None None 2 (x1/x1)
PCIe x1/x4 2/0 2/0 2/0 2/0 3/0 1/0
Legacy PCI 2 1 1 None 1 None
USB 2.0 3 (6-ports) 4 (8-ports) 2 (4-ports) 2 (4-ports) 4 (8-ports) 2 (4-ports)
USB 3.0 1 (2-ports) None 1 (2-ports) 1 (2-ports) None 1 (2-ports)
IEEE-1394 1 None None None 1 None
Serial Port 1 1 1 1 None 1
Parallel Port None None None None None None
SATA 6.0 Gb/s 5 2 3 6 2 2
SATA 3.0 Gb/s 4 4 4 4 4 4
4-Pin Fan 2 6 1 2 4 5
3-Pin Fan 4 None 2 3 None None
FP-Audio 1 1 1 1 1 1
S/PDIF I/O Output Only Output Only Output Only Output Only None None
Power Button Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Reset Button Yes No Yes No Yes No
CLR_CMOS Button No No Yes No No No
Diagnostics Panel Numeric Pass/Fail LED Numeric None Numeric None
I/O Panel Connectors
P/S 2 2 1 1 1 None 2
USB 3.0 2 4 6 4 2 2
USB 2.0 6 6 2 6 6 6
IEEE-1394 1 1 None None 1 None
Network Single Single Single Single Single Single
eSATA 1 2 (1-Powered) 1 (Powered) None None None
CLR_CMOS Button Yes Yes No No Back to BIOS Yes
Digital Audio Out Optical + Coaxial Optical Optical + Coaxial Optical None Optical + Coaxial
Digital Audio In None None None None None None
Analog Audio 6 6 6 5 3 6
Other Devices None None None None None None
Mass Storage Controllers
Chipset SATA 2 x SATA 6Gb/s 4 x SATA 3Gb/s 2 x SATA 6Gb/s 4 x SATA 3Gb/s 2 x SATA 6Gb/s 4 x SATA 3Gb/s 2 x SATA 6Gb/s 4 x SATA 3Gb/s 4 x SAS 6Gb/s 2 x SATA 6Gb/s 4 x SATA 3Gb/s 2 x SATA 6Gb/s 4 x SATA 3Gb/s
Chipset RAID Modes 0, 1, 5, 10 0, 1, 5, 10 0, 1, 5, 10 0, 1, 5, 10 0, 1, 5, 10 0, 1, 5, 10
Add-In SATA 2 x ASM1061 PCIe 3 x SATA 6Gb/s 1 x eSATA 6Gb/s ASM1061 PCIe 2 x eSATA 6Gb/s ASM1061 PCIe 1 x SATA 6Gb/s 1 x eSATA 6Gb/s None None None
USB 3.0 2 x ASM1042 PCIe 2 x ASM1042 PCIe 4 x ASM1042 PCIe TUSB7340 PCIe TUSB7320 PCIe D720200F1 PCIe 2 x D720200F1 PCIe
IEEE-1394 VT6315N PCIe 2 x 400 Mb/s VT6315N PCIe None None VT6315N PCIe None
Gigabit Ethernet
Primary LAN BCM57781 PCIe WG82579V PHY RTL8111E PCIe RTL8111E PCIe WG82579LM PHY WG82579V PHY
Secondary LAN None None None None None None
Audio
HD Audio Codec ALC898 ALC892 ALC898 ALC892 ALC892 ALC892
DDL/DTS Connect Not Specified DTS Connect Not Specified Not Specified Not Specified Not Specified