M4A79T Deluxe
The Ideal Multidimensional Performance
8+2 Phase Power Design
Precision Tweaker 2
Express Gate
AMD 140W CPU Support
*Exclusively designed for latest AM3 CPU with DDR3 support
**For best compatibility, please refer to CPU Support List.
CPU, Chipset and Graphics features
AMD® Phenom™ II/ Athlon™ X4/ Athlon™ X3/Athlon™ X2
processors (socket AM3)
AMD® Phenom™ II/ Athlon™ X4/ Athlon™
X3/Athlon™ X2 processors (socket AM3) This
motherboard supports AMD® Socket AM3
multi-core processors with unique L3 cache and
AMD 790FX Chipset
AMD 790FX Chipset is designed to support up to 5200MT/s
HyperTransport™ 3.0 (HT 3.0) interface speed and quad PCI
Express™ 2.0 x16 graphics. It is optimized with AMD latest AM3
and multi-core CPUs to provide excellent system performance
and overclocking capabilities.
delivers better overclocking capabilities with less
power consumption. It features dual-channel
DDR3 1333 memory support and accelerates data transfer rate up to 5200MT/s
via HyperTransport™ 3.0 based system bus. This motherboard also supports
PCIe 2.0 support
AMD® CPUs in the new 45nm manufacturing process.
This motherboard supports the latest PCIe 2.0 devices for
double speed and bandwidth which enhances system
Native DDR3 1600(O.C.) Support
This motherboard supports native DDR3 1600(O.C.) that
provides faster data transfer rate and more bandwith to increase
memory computing efficiency, enhancing system performance in
3D graphics and other memory demanding applications.
* DDR3 1600(O.C.) is supported by AM3 CPUs only. Refer to
www.asus.com for the supported CPU models.
ATI CrossFireX™ Technology
ATI’s CrossFireX™ boosts image quality along with rendering
speed, eliminating the need to scale down screen resolution to
get high quality images. CrossFireX™ allows higher
anti-aliasing, anisotropic filtering, shading, and texture settings.
Adjust your display configurations, experiment with the
advanced 3D settings, and check the effects with a real-time 3D-rendered
previews within ATI Catalyst™ Control Center.
ASUS Green Design
AI Nap
The ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit) provides total system
With AI Nap, the system can continue running at minimum power
power management by detecting current PC loadings and
and noise when you are temporarily away. To wake the system
intelligently moderating power in real-time. It automatically
and return to the OS environment, simply click the mouse or
provides the most appropriate power usage for the CPU, VGA
press a key.
card, hard drives, and CPU/chassis fans- helping save power
and money!
*ASUS EPU is supported by AM2+/AM3 CPU only.
Express Gate
Express Gate
Taking only 5 seconds to bootup, Express Gate is the one-stop gateway to instant fun! It´s a unique motherboard built-in OS. You can utilize the
most popular Instant Messengers (IM) like MSN, Skype, Google talk, QQ, and Yahoo! Messenger to keep in touch with friends, or quickly check on
the weather and e-mails just before leaving your house. What´s more, the user-friendly picture manager lets you view your pictures without entering
Windows at anytime!
*The actual boot time is subject to hardware configurations and product models.
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
Stack Cool 2
Aesthetic Heat- pipe
ASUS Stack Cool 2 is
Lowers Temperatures by up to 10°C
a fan-less and
The aesthetic heat- pipe design effectively directs the heat
zero-noise cooling
generated by the chipsets to the heatsink near the back I/O
solution that lowers the
temperature of critical
ports - where it can be carried away by existing airflows from the
CPU or a bundled optional fan. This innovative and
heat generating
components. The motherboard uses a
groundbreaking fanless heat pipe design effectively lowers
temperatures by up to 10°C without having lifetime problems that a normal
special design on the printed circuit
board (PCB) to dissipate heat these
chipset fan has. Furthermore, it provides options for users to install side-flow
fans or a passive cooler. This Heat Pipe design is the most reliable fanless
critical components generate.
thermal solution to date.
ASUS Q-Fan 2
ASUS Q-Fan2 technology intelligently adjusts both CPU fan and
chassis fan speeds according to system loading to ensure quiet,
cool and efficient operation.
ASUS Crystal Sound
Noise Filter
This feature detects repetitive and stationary noises (non-voice signals) like computer fans, air conditioners, and other background noises then
eliminates it in the incoming audio stream while recording.
Industry Standard
SATA on the Go
High Definition Audio
The motherboard supports the next-generation hard drives
based on the Serial ATA (SATA) 3Gb/s storage specification,
Enjoy high-end sound system on your PC!
The onboard 8-channel HD audio (High Definition Audio,
delivering enhanced scalability and doubling the bus bandwidth
for high-speed data retrieval and saves. The external SATA port
previously codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables high-quality
192KHz/24-bit audio output, jack-sensing feature, retasking
located at the back I/O provides smart setup and hot-plug functions. Easily
functions and multi-streaming technology that simultaneously sends different
backup photos, videos and other entertainment contents on external devices.
audio streams to different destinations. You can now talk to your partners on the
headphone while playing a multi-channel network games. All of these are done
on one computer.
IEEE 1394a interface
IEEE 1394a interface provides high speed digital interface for
audio/video appliances such as digital television, digital video
S/PDIF-out on Back I/O Port
camcorders, storage peripherals & other PC portable devices.
This motherboard provides convenient connectivity to
external home theater audio systems via coaxial and optical
S/PDIF-out (SONY-PHILIPS Digital Interface) jacks. It
allows to transfer digital audio without converting to analog
format and keeps the best signal quality.
The motherboard and its packaging comply with the
European Union´s Restriction on the use of Hazardous
Substances (RoHS). This is in line with the ASUS vision of
creating environment-friendly and recyclable products and
packaging to safeguard consumers´ health while minimizing
the impact on the environment.
AMD Socket AM3 ;Phenom™II/Athlon™II/Sempron™ 100 Series Processors
System Bus
AMD 140W CPU Support
AMD Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology
Support 45nm CPU
AMD 790FX/SB750
Up to 5200 MT/s HyperTransport™ 3.0
4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 1600(O.C.)/1333/1066 ECC,Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel memory architecture
*Due to OS limitation, when installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may
only recognize less than 3GB. Hence, a total installed memory of less than 3GB is recommended.
**Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists)
Expansion Slots
4 x PCIe 2.0 x16 support ATI CrossFireX™ technology (@ dual x16, triple x16 / x8 / x8, or quad x8 link)
2 x PCI 2.2
SB750 Chipset
1 xUltraDMA 133/100/66 for up to 2 PATA devices
5 xSATA 3 Gb/s ports
Support RAID 0,1,5,10,JBOD
1 x eSATA 3Gb/s ports (SATA on-the-go)*
*Refer to user manual for the HDD Bay QVL(Qualified Vendors Lidts)
Realtek® 8112 Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET 2
Realtek® 1200 8 -Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC
- Supports Jack-Detection, Multi-Streaming, and Front Panel Jack-Retasking
- Coaxial / Optical S/PDIF Out ports at back I/O
- ASUS Noise Filtering
IEEE 1394
VIA VT6315N controller supports 2 x 1394a ports (1 at mid-board; 1 at back panel)
12 xUSB 2.0 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 6 ports at back panel)
ASUS Power Saving Solutions:
ASUS Unique Features
- 8+2 Phase Power Design
- ASUS Anti-Surge Protection
ASUS Green Design:
*ASUS EPU is supported by AM3/AM2+ CPU only
Express Gate
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution:
- ASUS Fanless Design: Heat pipe solution
- ASUS Fanless Design: Stack Cool 2
- ASUS Q-Fan 2
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-Connector
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- Onboard Switch
Intelligent overclocking tools
- AI Overclocking (Intelligent CPU Frequency Tuner)
- TurboV
- Turbo Key
Precision Tweaker 2
- vDIMM: 50 -step DRAM voltage control
Overclocking Features
- vChipset (N.B.): 16-step voltage control
- vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.0125V increment
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
- FSB tuning from 200MHz up to 600MHz at 1MHz increment
- PCI Express frequency tuning from 100MHz up to 150MHz at 1MHz increment
Overclocking Protection
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors!(VRM 5000hrs lifespan @105°C, 500,000hrs @65°C)
Special Features
ASUS MyLogo 2
AMD OverDrive Support*
* Advanced cooling system is required when advanced overclock functions of AMD OverDrive are enabled.
1 x PS/2 Keyboard
1 x PS/2 Mouse
1 x External SATA
1 x IEEE 1394a
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x LAN(RJ45) port
6 x USB 2.0/1.1
8 -Channel Audio I/O
1 x S/PDIF Out port (Coaxial)
1 x S/PDIF Out port (Optical)
3 x USB connectors support additional 6 USB ports
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
1 x IDE connector
5 x SATA connectors
1 x IEEE 1394a connector
1 x CPU Fan connector
2 x Chassis Fan connector
1 x Power Fan connector
Internal I/O Connectors
1 x S/PDIF Out connector
24-pin ATX Power connector
Front panel audio connector
COM connector
Chassis Intrusion connector
CD/AUX audio in
System Panel (Q-Connector)
8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
Power on Switch
Reset Switch
8 Mb Flash ROM
AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a, ASUS EZ Flash 2, CrashFree BIOS 2
WOL by PME,WOR by PME,WOR by Ring,Chasis Intrusion,PXE
User's manual
1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
5 x SATA cable
2 in 1 Q-connector (USB, System panel; Retail version only)
2 x ASUS CrossFire bridge cables
1 x Multi-functional module (1-port IEEE 1394a + 2-port USB2.0)
*The floppy disk drive cable is purchased separately
Express Gate
Support Disc
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
ASUS Update
AMD OverDrive Utility (AOD)
Form Factor
ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )