Product on Review: ROG STRIX X99 Gaming
Manufacturer & Sponsor: ASUS
Street Price: £278 GBP / $334 USD
Many had perhaps forgotten all about the Intel X99 chipset until Intel unveiled their new Broadwell-E Processors. This fresh release generated a revival of the ‘High End Desktop’ platform with many motherboard manufacturers re-launching their popular solutions with a slight facelift – bringing them up to date with the latest features like USB 3.1. For today’s review however, we’re looking at a completely new design.
STRIX X99 Gaming arrives under the Republic of Gamers branding and is the latest in a number of products to join the STRIX portfolio. Bearing a stylish design, the STRIX X99 Gaming has the visual appearance and all the features too – this motherboard has characteristics which both gamers and overclockers will appreciate. Onboarding power/reset buttons, MemOK!, water pump fan headers, dual X16 mode PCI express and an assortment of storage options.
On paper this new motherboard appears to have all the boxes ticked but is it worth your hard earned cash? Let’s find out!
This visionary approach is the reason ASUS is able to bring high-quality innovation and design to all, and the reason for its widespread acclaim. ASUS products won 4,256 international awards and accolades in 2013 – that’s over 11 a day, every day. ASUS has consistently achieved significant year-on-year growth in terms of consumer notebook units shipped too, and closed 2011 on a high with revenues hitting US$11.9 billion.