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ASUS ROG STRIX X99 GAMING (Intel X99) Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 2011 in Motherboards | Posted: Jun 21, 2016 7:12 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: ASUS

Steven's Motherboard Test System Specifications

 

 

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I wanted to illustrate how control over different RGB zones can create a neat aesthetic effect. ASUS's use of diffusers to disperse the LED lighting instead of allowing it to pierce the cones in your retina creates a much better LED lighting effect than I have seen in the past and makes the RGBs a valuable addition for improved aesthetic appeal. The motherboard looks great in a dark case, and the black on black hardware and heat sinks help it blend into the background.

 

 

The new test bench is designed to test every aspect of the motherboard and IO. I have designed it so that the motherboard sits in a case and is cooled by fans always-on at a constant rate to keep the conditions similar during all tests. I have cut out part of the case behind the motherboard so I can get thermal images of the back of the PCB where the VRM heat spreads. System and CPU power measurements are now digitally logged.

 

I am also using a Netgear Nighthawk X4 AC2350 for our network (including wireless AC) tests. The latest M.2, SSD, and USB technologies are also being utilized to test the maximum potential of the motherboards that are tested.

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