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ASUS X99 Deluxe (Intel X99) Motherboard Review

By: Shawn Baker | Socket LGA 2011 in Motherboards | Posted: Sep 5, 2014 6:10 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: ASUS

CPU Test - HyperPi 0.99

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 0.99

 

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CPU Test - AIDA64

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.00.1035BETA

 

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Starting with HyperPi, you can see that out of the box, the X99 based boards don't perform as well as the higher clocked Z97 offerings with the i7 4790K. While overclocking does help close the gap and line up performance, it's still not quite where we'd like it to be.

 

On the other hand, AIDA64 paints a very different picture, showing just how much extra grunt is available; between the two X99 offerings, you can see that the ASUS does manage to come out ahead of the ASRock offering out of the box. Throwing overclocking into the mix, you can see performance jumps right up across the board, with some massive CPU numbers being seen.

 

 

System Test - PCMark 8

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.04

 

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System Test - MediaEspresso

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 6.5 / 7

 

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Looking at PCMark 8 numbers, you can see performance is quite similar on all setups across the board, and overclocking does very little to add extra performance. Looking at MediaEspresso, you can see that performance is a little bit quicker at stock. Overclocking helps shave a solid two minutes off the encode time, which equates to nearly 20%.

 

Starting today, we've also added MediaEspresso 7 into the mix, and we will slowly transition into it. You can see it's significantly faster, with stock performance coming in at the mid ten minute mark, and overclocked performance being just over eight minutes. Over the coming weeks as we test more and more motherboards, we will slowly begin to phase v6.5 out and replace it with v7.

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