Intel Outs DX79SI Extreme Series Motherboard Details

According to the product brief, the board will be supporting both AMD Crossfire and Nvidia SLI configurations via three PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, include eight DIMM slots, two Firewire and 14 USB 2.0 ports, as well as two SATA 6.0 Gb/s and four SATA 3.0 Gb/s connectors. There is no native USB 3.0 support, however, as Intel takes that route via a separate NEC controller to support this feature in two available ports. Also, there are two PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots and still one remaining PCI interface.

Intel will be marketing this board toward "champion gamers" and enthusiasts "who live to push their systems way beyond the limits." The DX79SI will come Intel's Extreme Tuning Utility, an Express Installer as well as ESET Smart Security 5 Antivirus.

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  • alidan
    Kamab8 DIMM slots is pretty overkill for a gamer.

    they use the word enthusiasts

    i would personally load up 32gb of ram in that, and set probably 24gb of that to ram disk
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  • Kamab
    8 DIMM slots is pretty overkill for a gamer.
  • cobra5000
    Hooray for, "champion gamers", everywhere! /s
  • alidan
    what is the point of 14 usb2 ports?

    keyboard (mine is ps2, i believe thats the name)
    stick (mine can be a usb, but not its basic connection, its old as hell)
    external hdd (better with usb3) 2

    really i only have 6 things, and 2 of which would benefit from usb 3 how can usb 3 still not be a standard port in new motherboards?