Excellent performance for 4-way SLI and quad CrossFireX
Based on extensive benchmarking, the 4-way SLI offered by the P9X79 WS works up to 30% faster than standard 3-way SLI and up to 100% faster compared to 2-way SLI, giving professional and power users more graphics performance on demand. Using PCI Express 3.0 x16 links, the four GPUs can reach their full potential, perfect for both intense gaming and commercial uses such as mechanical and architectural design, interior design, aeronautics, plus audio and video production.
Dual Intel hardware-accelerated LAN
For more reliable networking, the P9X79 WS features built-in dual Intel Gigabit LAN. This leads to lower 71% CPU utilization, increasing throughput to achieve outstanding performance as well as better support for diverse operating systems.
At a glance workstation overclocking status with easy to understand color coding. Red means overclocked, blue means normal, while green denotes power saving mode. This is an essential and convenient tool to let users know more about overclocking conditions without entering the BIOS.
The P9X79 WS provides complete compatibility with RAID and LAN cards. Users enjoy a wider selection of devices and higher reliability. As a workstation motherboard that puts an emphasis on system integration, the P9X79 WS offers the benefit of greater confidence and convenience.
Digital power control for both CPU and DRAM
ASUS X79 motherboard includes DIGI+ power control with three digital voltage controllers, including DRAM controllers that offers ultra-precise memory tuning in addition to ultra-precise CPU voltage control. This powerful ASUS technology provides excellent control for better efficiency, stability and performance.
Excellent power efficiency and stability
Two critical components work perfectly together to match digital power signal (SVID) requests from the CPU, with ultra-fast sensing and response to efficiently deliver the right level of power on demand. Accurate power reduces wasteful voltage imprecision, and provides more a stable CPU and memory setup.
Increased CPU and DRAM overclocking range
With programmable digital controllers onboard, users can adjust CPU and DRAM voltage and VRM switching frequencies for various overclocking scenarios. DRAM tuning possibilities make the most of DDR3 memory for better performance with VCCSA load line calibration and 30% more DRAM current capacity. Dual digital voltage controllers provide two separate outputs for AB and CD memory channels respectively. Thanks to a slew of power options teamed with an extensive and intuitive UEFI BIOS, overclocking very large memory setups is no more difficult than mainstream motherboards.
3x faster performance at a click
SSD caching from ASUS is easier than ever. At 3x faster, this feature boosts system performance by using an installed SSD with no capacity limitations as a cache for frequently accessed data. Harness a combination of SSD-like performance and response and hard drive capacity with just one click, no rebooting needed and instant activation for complete ease of use, and even prevent data loss with included backup functionality.
ASUS UEFI BIOS offers the mouse-controlled graphical BIOS designed, providing a user-friendly interface that goes beyond traditional keyboard-only controls. It also natively supports fully-utilized hard drives larger than 2.2 TB in 64-bit operating systems.
Easy, worry-free USB BIOS flashback
USB BIOS flashback offers the convenient way to flash the BIOS ever! It allows overclockers to try UEFI BIOS versions easily, without even entering their existing BIOS or operating system. It even works without key components such as the CPU and memory installed. Just plug in any USB storage and push the dedicated button for 3 seconds. The UEFI BIOS is automatically flashed using ATX standby power. Worry-free updating for the ultimate convenience!
Customizable speeds with independent fan control
Hardware-level ASUS fan Xpert+ allows users to independently adjust both CPU and case fan speeds with multiple dedicated controllers based on different ambient temperatures, climate conditions and system loads. Built-in profiles offer flexible automatic and manual fan speed controls to achieve a quiet and cool computing environment.
Faster USB 3.0 transmission with UASP
ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol), the USB 3.0 standard. With USB 3.0 boost, USB device transmission speed is significantly increased by up to 170%, adding to already impressively fast USB 3.0 transfer speeds. USB 3.0 boost provides a user-friendly graphical interface, which instantly accelerates transfer speeds for USB 3.0 peripherals with exclusive ASUS device auto-detect settings.
PCIe 3.0 ready
The PCI Express bus standard delivers improved encoding for twice the performance of current PCIe 2.0. PCIe 3.0 provides users unprecedented data speeds, combined with the convenience and seamless transition offered by complete backward compatibility with PCIe 1.0 and PCIe 2.0 devices. It's a must-have feature for PC users aiming to improve and optimize graphics performance, as well as have the future-proof technology.
Expand your PC audio experience
To get the most out of your audio entertainment across all formats and quality levels, DTS connect combines two enabling technologies. DTS Neo:PC upmixes stereo sources (CDs, MP3s, WMAs, Internet radio) into as many as 7.1 channels of incredible surround sound. Consumers can then connect their PC to a home theater system. DTS interactive is capable of performing multi-channel encoding of DTS bitstreams on personal computers, and sending encoded bitstreams out of a digital audio connection designed to deliver audio to an external decoder.
DTS UltraPC II
DTS UltraPC II delivers exceptional 7.1 surround through the most popular PC audio setups - your existing stereo speakers or headphones. In addition to virtual surround, it upgrades original sound to more levels with audio restoration, recreating the dynamic range of audio files. Symmetry mode improves the balance of perceived loudness across different input sources and enhance boosts audio quality through high and low frequency equalization. With these technologies, users experience better home theater audio with ease.
3-way SLI and Quad-GPU CrossFireX supportIn The Box
Both SLI and CrossfireX architectures work flawlessly on ASUS X79 boards, with PCI Express slots designed to accommodate the power of up to four current graphics cards. Whether for professional graphics work, heavy duty multimedia or dedicated gaming, more than ample graphics power can be applied whenever needed.
- ASUS P9X79 WS
- 6 x Serial ATA cable
- 3-way SLI bridge
- 4-way SLI bridge
- I/O back plate