ASUS' white knight for Haswell processors

Subject: Motherboards | September 4, 2014 - 06:15 PM |
Tagged: X99 Deluxe, X99, Haswell-E, asus

You can immediately spot the ASUS X99 Deluxe thanks to the unique white heatsink and shielding around the audio and peripheral ports but there is more to this board than just its looks.  The board is well laid out but due to the amount of features included there is a bit of crowding but you can still fit two triple-wide graphics cards or three double-wide on the board if you have a 40 lane PCIe CPU.  They have also come up with a different orientation for M.2 SSDs, which will sit vertically in a bracket freeing up space and getting them away from major sources of heat which could provide performance benefits.  To get the full list of features you will need to read through The Tech Reports full review right here.  Of course, that assumes you are already completely familiar with Morry's review.

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"Haswell-E is finally here, and so is a new wave of motherboards based on its X99 companion chip. We've spent some quality time with Asus' X99 Deluxe, which combines all the goodness baked into the platform with a luxurious array of additional features."

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September 4, 2014 | 09:50 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Please tell me those are not paper caps in the bottom corner...

September 5, 2014 | 11:23 AM - Posted by Morry Teitelman

If you referencing the yellow caps, those are actually high end audio capacitors...

September 7, 2014 | 12:47 AM - Posted by Samir (not verified)


Ryan has said a few times on the show and on TWICH that he expects 16GB dimms to be out soon which would bring up a max of 128GB on an X99 board but on the intel site the 5960x is specified as maxing out at 64GB. Would that mean we would have to wait for the next intel chip to be released to use 128GB or would a bios change make that happen?

September 7, 2014 | 06:39 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Unknown for sure but the real problem is that consumer DIMMs of that size aren't available on the market.  At worst it is going to be a BIOS update for those board which claim to support 128GB once available.

September 8, 2014 | 04:53 PM - Posted by Samir (not verified)

Thanks Jeremy

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