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Asus SABERTOOTH 55i ATX Motherboard

 SABERTOOTH 55I
Asus SABERTOOTH 55i ATX Motherboard


 
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Product Description

  • Supports the Intel Core i7 and Intel Core i5 Processors in the LGA1156 Package
  • Intel P55 Express Chipset
  • CeraM!X Heatsink Coating Tech
  • CoolMem! Fan Frame
  • E.S.P. [Efficient Switching Power]
  • TUF Caps. & MOSFETs
Key Features
  • TUF caps, stands for The Ultimate Force
    The TUF series delivers a "tough" image. With the unique design & high quality components (military-standard), TUF series is born for pursuing the preeminent stability, all-round compatibility, and extreme durability.

  • LGA1156 Intel Lynnfield Processor Ready
    This motherboard supports the latest Intel Lynnfield processors in LGA1156 package which has memory and PCI Express controller integrated to support 2-channel (4 DIMMs) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 2.0 lanes providing great graphics performance. Intel Lynnfield processor is one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPU in the world.

  • Quad-GPU SLI and Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support!
    SABERTOOTH 55i brings you the multi-GPU choice of either SLI or CrossFireX. The motherboard features the most powerful Intel P55 platform to optimize PCIe allocation in multiple GPU configurations. Expect a brand-new gaming style you've never experienced before!.

  • Intel P55
    The Intel P55 Express Chipset is the latest one-chipset design to support latest 1156 socket Intel Core i7/Core i5 Processors. Intel P55 providing improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability.

  • PCIe 2.0
    Double Speed; Double Bandwidth. This motherboard supports the latest PCIe 2.0 devices for double speed and bandwidth which enhances system performance.

  • Dual-Channel DDR3 2000 / 1800 / 1600 / 1333 / 1066 support
    The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of 2000 / 1800 / 1600 /1333 / 1066 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. The dual-channel DDR3 architecture enlarges the bandwidth of your system memory to boost system performance.

  • CeraM!X - Heatsink Coating Tech
    Larger area for heat dissipation with the revolutionary ceramics-coating technology. Innovative ceramics actively conducts heat away from the system. It replaces traditional anti-oxidant to dissipate heat better with its microscopic irregular surface and enlarged area. Better cooling leads to overall improvement in system stability.

  • T.Probe
    Leading Active Cooling Technology. The T.Probe microchip detects and balances power phase loads and temperatures real-time. With optimal power phase functions, components run cooler and extend system lifespan.

  • CoolMem! - Fan Frame
    Improves system stability and memory life. CoolMem! fan frame provides an effective and easy DIY way to cool the memory. The frame encloses 40mm or 50mm fans and fits them directly over the memory module. CoolMem! Fan Frame keeps your memory under a proper operating temperature, helping your system cool and stable.

  • Fan Xpert
    Active Quiet & Cool. Fan Xpert intelligently allows users to adjust both the CPU and chassis fan speed according to different ambient temperature , which is caused by different climate conditions in different geographic regions and system loading.Built-in variety of useful profiles offer flexible controls of fan speed to achieve a quiet and cool environment.

  • E.S.P. - Efficient Switching Power Design
    Optimal power efficiency for key components. Exclusively for this motherboard, the switching power design is provided not only for the CPU, but also for other key components such as graphics card, PCI slots, and chipsets. E.S.P. dramatically improves system efficiency and reduces heat generation.

  • TUF Cap. & MOSFET(certified by military-standard)
    Certified for Tough Duty. Get rugged performance even in the most challenging conditions with robust capacitors and MOSFETs--certified through third-party, military-grade testing.

  • MemOK!
    Any Memory is A-OK! MemOK! quickly ensures memory boot compatibility. This remarkable memory rescue tool requires a mere push of a button to patch memory issues. MemOK! determines failsafe settings and dramatically improves your system boot success. Get your system up and running in no time!.

  • ESD Gards
    Ultra-protection Against Electric Discharge. Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can happen suddenly and its damaging effects is often underestimated. Exclusive ASUS anti-static chip, a protective circuit design, and the I/O shield provides four times better protection to extend component lifespan.

  • ASUS Drive Xpert
    Plug and Safe! Without BIOS setups, the ASUS exclusive Drive Xpert is ideal for anyone who needs to secure data on their hard drives or enhance hard drive performances without the hassles of complicated configurations. With Drive Xpert's user-friendly graphical user interface, users can easily arrange hard drive backups or enhance their hard drive transfer rates—making sure that data is looked after every moment, every day.

  • EMI Eliminator
    Eliminate Up to 30% Electric Interference. The design provides better protection against Electronic Magnetic Interference (EMI). More rigorous testing, at 30% higher than the benchmarks, ensure better shielding of sensitive components.

  • 10-channel Audio
    Enjoy High-End 10-channel sound system on your PC! The onboard 10-channel HD audio (High Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables high-quality 192KHz/24-bit audio output, jack-sensing feature, retasking functions and multi-streaming technology that simultaneously sends different audio streams to different destinations. This motherboard now adopts the future standard to deliver the most vivid audio enjoyment!!.

  • Noise Filter
    Eliminate background noise while recording. This feature detects repetitive and stationary noises like computer fans, air conditioners, and other background noises then eliminates it in the incoming audio stream while recording.

  • DTS
    DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC delivers exceptional 5.1 surround experience through the most common PC audio setups - your existing stereo speakers or headphones. In addition to virtual surround, "Bass enhancement" provides stronger low frequency bass sound, and "Voice clarification" provides clear human dialogue even with loud background sound. With these technologies, you may experience a better home-theatre audio with ease.

  • ASUS Onboard Switch
    With an easy press during overclock, this exclusive onboard switch allows gamer to effortless fine-tune the performance without having to short the pins!.

  • Q- Shield
    Easy and Comfortable Installations.

    The specially designed ASUS Q-Shield does without the usual "fingers" - making it convenient and easy to install. With better electric conductivity, it ideally protects your motherboard against static electricity and shields it against Electronic Magnetic Interference (EMI).

  • EZ-Flash 2
    Simply update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS.

    EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply launch this tool and update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS. You can update your BIOS only in a few clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or using an OS-based flash utility.

  • ASUS Q-Design
    DIY quickly, DIY easily! ASUS Q-Design enhances your DIY experience. All of Q-LED, Q-Slot and Q-DIMM design speed up and simplify the DIY process!.

  • Q-Connector
    Make connection quick and accurate! The ASUS Q-Connector allows you to connect or disconnect chassis front panel cables in one easy step with one complete module. This unique adapter eliminates the trouble of plugging in one cable at a time, making connection quick and accurate.

  • O.C. Profile
    Conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings. Freely share and distribute favorite overclocking settings The motherboard features the ASUS O.C. Profile that allows users to conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings. The BIOS settings can be stored in the CMOS or a separate file, giving users freedom to share and distribute their favorite overclocking settings.

  • IEEE 1394a interface
    IEEE 1394a interface provides high speed digital interface for audio/video appliances such as digital television, digital video camcorders, storage peripherals & other PC portable devices.

  • S/PDIF-out on Back I/O Port
    This motherboard provides convenient connectivity to external home theatre 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.




Specifications
CPU Intel Socket 1156 Core i7 Processor/Core i5 Processor Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Chipset Intel P55 Express Chipset
Memory 4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 2000/1800/1600/1333/1066 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel memory architecture
Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
*Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. Some hyper DIMMs only support one DIMM per channel. Refer to Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List) for details.
**Please visit www.asus.com or refer to the user manual for the Memory QVL.
Expansion Slots 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (single at x16 or dual at x8/x8 mode)
3 x PCIe 2.0 x1 (2.5GT/s)
2 x PCI
Multi-GPU Support Supports NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI Technology
Supports ATI Quad-GPU CrossFireX Technology
Storage Intel P55 Express Chipset built-in
6 xSATA 3.0 Gb/s ports (black)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology Support RAID 0,1,5,10
JMicron JMB363 PATA and SATA controller
1 xUltraDMA 133/100/66 for up to 2 PATA devices
1 xExternal SATA (SATA On-the-Go)
JMicron JMB322 (DriveXpert Technology) :
- 2 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports (orange and white )
- Supports EZ Backup and SuperSpeed functions
*Drive Xpert function is available only when the hard disk drives are set as data drives
LAN Realtek 8112L PCIe Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET2
Audio VIA VT2020 10-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Absolute Pitch BD192/24 featuring ENVY HD
- DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC
- Supports Jack-Detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-Retasking
- Optical S/PDIF out port at back I/O
- ASUS Noise Filter
IEEE 1394 VIA 6308P controller supports 2 x 1394a ports (one at mid-board; one at back panel)
USB 14 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 8 ports at back panel)
ASUS Unique Features Exclusive TUF Features
"TUF ENGINE!" Power Design
- 12-phase CPU Power
- 2-phase Memory Power
- 2-phase VTT_CPU Power
- E.S.P. : Efficient Switching Power Design for 3VSB/1.8V/1.05V
- TUF Cap. & MOSFET (certified by military-standard)
"Ultimate COOL!" Thermal Solution
- CeraM!X Heatsink Coating Tech.
- CoolMem!
- T.Probe Technology
- ASUS Fan Xpert
"Safe & Stable!" Guardian Angel
- MemOK!
- Drive Xpert
- ESD Guards
- EMI Eliminator
Special Features ASUS Q-Connector
ASUS Q-Shield
ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
ASUS Q-Slot
ASUS Q-DIMM
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS MyLogo 2
ASUS O.C. Profile
Multi-language BIOS
Back Panel I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 Keyboard (Purple)
1 x PS/2 mouse port (Green)
1 x Optical S/PDIF Output
1 x IEEE1394a
1 x LAN (RJ45) port
1 x External SATA port
8 x USB 2.0/1.1
10-channel Audio I/O
Internal I/O Connectors 3 x USB connectors support additional 6 USB ports
1 x IDE connector
6 x SATA connectors
1 x IEEE 1394a connector
1 x CPU Fan connector
1 x Power Fan connector
2 x Drive Xpert SATA connectors (orange and white)
2 x Chassis Fan connector (1x4-pin, 1x3-pin)
1 x Mem Fan connector
1 x COM port
Front panel audio connector
1 x S/PDIF Out Header
CD audio in
24-pin ATX Power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
System Panel(Q-Connector)
1 x MemOK! button
1 x Power on switch
1 x Reset switch
BIOS 16 Mb Flash ROM , AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a
Manageability WfM 2.0,DMI 2.0,WOL by PME,WOR by PME,PXE
Accessories User''s manual
1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
6 x SATA cable(s)
1 x 2-port USB and eSATA module
CoolMem Fan Frame
ASUS Q-Shield
2 in 1 Q-connector
1 x ASUS SLI bridge connector
Support Disc Drivers
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
ASUS Update
ASUS Utilities
Form Factor ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )
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