Intel Xeon E3-1270 and Asus P8H61-M LX Motherboard

At one time, the Asus P8H61-M LX motherboard was intended for office PCs. Its main advantage was the price and the possibility of installing second and third generation Intel Core processors. At the time of its release, the Asus P8H61-M LX was one of the cheapest options from ASUS.

ASUS P8H61-M LX motherboard specification

Manufacturer ASUS
Model P8H61-M LX
Chipset Intel H61 Express
Processor socket Socket LGA 1155
Supported processors Second and third generation Intel Core i7/ Core i5 / Core i3
Memory support 2200 (OS)/2133(OS)/2000(OS)/1866(OS)/1600/1333/1066 /800 MHz
Memory Support 2 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM slots with support for up to 16 GB of memory
Expansion slots 1 x PCI Express 16 3.0 (x16) and 3 x PCI Express x1
Disk subsystem 4 x SATA 3 Gb/s ports with support for up to 4 SATA 3 Gb/s devices
LAN 1 x Realtek RTL8111F Gigabit Network Controller (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Cooling South Bridge Aluminum Radiator
Form factor MicroATX 244 x 183

Features of the Intel Xeon E3-1270v1 processor

Technical process 32 nm
Core 4
Streams 8
Base Frequency 3400 MHz
Maximum frequency in Turbo Boost 3800 MHz (1 core)
3700 MHz (2 cores)
3600 MHz (3 cores)
3500 MHz (4 cores)
Supported technologies MMX instructions
SSE / Streaming SIMD Extensions
SSE2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 2
SSE3 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
SSSE3 / Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
SSE4 / SSE4.1 + SSE4.2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 4
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard instructions
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions
EM64T / Extended Memory 64 technology / Intel 64
NX / XD / Execute disable bit
VT-x / Virtualization technology
VT-d / Virtualization for directed I/O
TBT 2.0 / Turbo Boost technology 2.0
TXT / Trusted Execution technology
HT / Hyper-Threading technology
C1, C3 and C6 thread states
C1/C1E, C3 and C6 core states
C1/C1E, C3 and C6 package states
Enhanced SpeedStep technology
Video Core Not present
Cache 8 MB
TDP 80 W
Max. CPU cover temperature 69 C
Multiplier Blocked

Asus P8H61-M LX + Xeon E3-1270

The official website says that the Asus P8H61-M LX only supports 2nd and 3rd generation processors and Xeon up to 1245v2. But in practice, it is known that P8H61-M LX also runs on a 4-core 8-current Xeon E3-1270 processor. Only in this case, the BIOS does not curse at an unknown processor. Its CPUID is in the latest version of the BIOS firmware. Also, all Intel Xeon processors on LGA1155 can be installed in this motherboard.

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