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Intel X99 Motherboards and DDR4 Memory Buyer's Guide (Launch Edition)

By: Steven Bassiri | Guides | Posted: Aug 30, 2014 7:03 pm

ASUS X99 Motherboards




ASUS is featuring only three models on launch, and only two are available at this time. They are very high-end motherboards, which are feature packed. Surprisingly, the ROG flagship, the Rampage V Extreme, is front and center, and like always, takes center stage. ASUS has packed all three models to the brim with connectivity and exclusive features.




ASUS's VRM design for their Rampage V Extreme is very strong. We expect nothing less from ASUS in the VRM department, and if you were familiar with ASUS's X79 VRM design, they have moved from NexFETs to IR power stages, which provide a more integrated approach, as motherboard real-estate is limited on X99.




The audio design for the Rampage V Extreme.




The CPU socket here features more pins than needed, I would think to ensure better contact as the socket is huge.




These highlights are from ASUS's X99-E WS, which features 16x/16x/16x/16x SLI/CF, and has a total of 64 PCI-E 3.0 lanes. This is the highest we have seen among all the boards.



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