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Intel® Desktop Board DX79TO

Need a machine that can handle your complex workload? The DX79TO is the machine for you. Whether rendering, doing animations, gaming, or crunching data, today’s power user needs a computing platform that delivers maximum multi-threaded CPU support. The Intel® Desktop Board DX79TO is designed to provide the power you need. The massive data throughput and support for the Intel® CoreTM i7 processor Extreme Edition runs more applications simultaneously, with less wait time. Not only fast but secure, the Intel® Trusted Platform Module (Intel® TPM) provides extra platform integrity and security. SuperSpeed USB 3.0, SATA 6.0 Gb/s, quad channel DDR3 memory, and full support for AMD CrossFireX* and NVIDIA SLI* technology are just a few of the many features supported on this board.

Intel® Desktop Board DX79TO


Features and Configurations

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At product launch, this Intel® Desktop Board DX79TO supports:

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  • Eight 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) sockets
  • Support for up to DDR3 1600+ O.C.  
  • Support for up to 64 GB of system memory



Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio) subsystem in the following configuration:

  • 6-channel (5.1+2 independent multi-streaming) audio subsystem with three analog audio outputs

LAN support

Intel® Gigabit (10/100/1000 Mb/s) LAN subsystem using Intel® Gigabit Ethernet Controller

Peripheral interfaces

  • Two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports (2 external ports)
  • 14 USB 2.0 ports (6 external ports, 8 via internal headers)
  • Six Serial ATA ports: 2 internal connectors (6.0 Gb/s), 4 internal connectors (3.0 Gb/s)
  • Two IEEE 1394a ports (1 external port, 1 via internal header)
  • Consumer Infrared receiver and emitter

Expansion capabilities

  • Two PCI Express* 3.0 x16 bus add-in card connectors
  • Three PCI Express x1 connectors
  • One PCI Conventional* bus connector


  • TPM module built in


  • 3-year warranty (BOX/BLK)
  • Standard Warranty Replacement (SWR)