ASUS P9X79 Deluxe
Among the six expansion slots, there are four PCI-Express x16 slots, and two PCIe x1. The PCH gives out six SATA ports, two 6 Gb/s (white), four 3 Gb/s (blue), the two additional 6 Gb/s ports come from a third-party controller. There are two power-eSATA ports on the rear panel. The eight USB 3.0 ports on this board are spread across as six ports on the rear-panel, and two via standard header. Other connectivity includes 8+2 channel HD audio, two gigabit Ethernet connections, USB 2.0, and Bluetooth.
This board features USB 3.0 Boost (works to improve throughput), ASUS' proprietary SSD caching technology that's similar to Intel Smart Response, BT GO! 3.0 (lets you monitor and tune the clock speeds, voltages, and fan speeds using a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone), and a new version ASUS UEFI setup program.
ASUS will use the same exact PCB on a slightly lower-priced model called the P9X79 Pro, which will lack some of the features and connectivity found on this board (such as one of the two GbE connections, a set of USB 3.0 ports, perhaps even BT GO!, etc.)