Asus Unveils New X99 Chipset Based Motherboard Lineup
Asus has decided to unveil its new line-up of motherboards based on the well known X99 chipset including the the X99-E, X99-A II, X99-Deluxe II and the ROG Strix X99 Gaming.
While the upcoming Intel Broadwell-E CPUs will work with existing X99 motherboards with a simple BIOS update, plenty of motherboard manufacturers are refreshing their motherboard lineup and Asus is not going to let itself left behind.
The first of the four Asus motherboards by Asus is the X99-E, which brings plenty of high end features within the budget. This board features three PCI-Express x 16 slots along with the support of 3 way SLI and Crossfire X, eight DDR4 memory slots, Gigabit Ethernet, M.2, SATA Express and ten SATA 6 Gbps ports, USB 3.1 Type-C port, Crystal sound 3 audio.
The second in the lineup is ASUS X99-A II, which compromises less as compared to X99-E and comes with a relatively high price. This board adds additional USB Type-A, one U.2 storage port and on board AURA lighting with strip header.
X99-Deluxe II is the new flagship motherboard, which has four PCI-Express x16 slots all of them equipped with SafeSlot reinforcement, two Intel Gigabit Ethernet Ports, integrated 3×3 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, two U.2 ports, M.2 SATA Express and 10 SATA ports, three USB 3.1 Type-A and one USB 3.1 Type-C ports. It comes with onboard AURA lighting with strip header and the same Crystal Sound 3 audio.
Now, the last but not the least is ASUS ROG STRIX X99 Gaming, with integrated 2×2 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, different gaming color schemes and Super FX integrated audio. It comes with ASUS Aura lightning with additional RGB lightning for the I/O and ROG badge. This motherboard is ideal for gaming enthusiasts.
All four motherboards will launch once Intel launches its Broadwell-E CPU. These motherboards should be available with a price of S $219 for the X99-E, US $249 for the X99-A II, US $419 X99-Deluxe II and US $339 for ROG Strix X99 Gaming.
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