ASUS Announces ROG STRIX X99 Gaming Motherboard for Intel Core i7 X-Series

Subject: Motherboards | May 10, 2016 - 10:45 AM |
Tagged: X99, ROG, Republic of Gamers, Intel, asus

ASUS Republic of Gamers has announced a new X99 motherboard for the upcoming Intel Core i7 X-series processors, and the ROG STRIX X99 Gaming packs a number of features into its ATX form-factor.

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"ROG Strix has taken on a brand-new look and the time has come to debut the first motherboard in the ROG Strix Series. ROG Strix X99 Gaming is a new ATX motherboard based on the Intel X99 chipset, retrofitted with exclusive technologies to maximize the potential of the new Intel Core i7 X-series processor for socket LGA 2011-v3. ROG Strix X99 Gaming delivers performance you'll notice, while the bold new design featuring customizable colors highlights the centerpiece of a system others will notice"

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There is certainly no shortage of features with this new gaming board, including the company's SupremeFX audio, Intel NIC, 2x2 dual-band Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO support, SATA Express, M.2, and U.2 storage support, Thunderbolt 3, and a reinforced PCI-E slot for heavier GPUs. But the feature that will be the hardest to miss with the STRIX X99 Gaming motherboard has to be the customizable RGB lighting.

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"ROG Strix X99 Gaming features the aesthetics for gamers looking to personalize an illuminate gaming rig. Ten LED effects can be customized using ASUS Aura, an intuitive lighting control software for the built-in RGB LEDs and attached RGB strips (via the integrated 4-pin RGB strip header like the ones you can find on the ROG Maximus VIII Formula and Hero Alpha), allowing easy custom illumination that can be perfectly synchronized across the system or even the whole gaming desk with additional RGB strips."

As is often the case with new product announcements, pricing and availabilty were not revealed.

Source: ASUS ROG

May 10, 2016 | 11:02 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Baller. Sadly, Asus and their UTTER lack of QA, and In-channel support, have caused us to drop them, in favor of MSI Products, who are almost always more reliable, and better supported.

May 13, 2016 | 01:51 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Asus is awesome! I bet they trying their best.

May 10, 2016 | 11:16 AM - Posted by funandjam

Clearly not enough RGB lighting to make my christmas tree jealous.

May 10, 2016 | 10:45 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I would love to see power draw figures for this board at various workloads like idle, web browsing, CAD, and gaming. Yes, I know this product isn't marketed toward, well... let's say "sensible" people with all the bling, and no, I'm not worried about the pretty LEDs using up all my watts, but I remember seeing this video review of an ASRock X99 board that showed a power-at-the-wall spec compared to an identical build with a Gigabyte X99 board, and the difference was substantial- shocking even. No pun intended. The reviewer thought it might have something to do with the dual MOSFET packages and how the fast switching wasted more power or something.

For my money, power efficiency, if significantly better on a motherboard than its competitors with better audio, RAID, or even USB implementations, is a far better choice. Especially considering the typical duty cycle and lifespan of these platforms.

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