ASUS X99 Deluxe Review

👤by Richard Weatherstone Comments 📅27-09-14
Technical Specification

SKU: ASUS X99-Deluxe
Chipset:- Intel® X99
Form Factor:- ATX
Dimensions:- 12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

CPU:
Intel® Socket 2011-v3 Core™ i7 Processors
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology

Memory:
- 8 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
- Quad Channel Memory Architecture
- Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
* Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).

Multi-GPU Support:
- Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology
- Supports NVIDIA® 3-Way SLI™ Technology
- Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
- Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology

Expansion Slots:
40-Lane CPU:
- 5 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16, x16/x16, x16/x16/x8, x8/x8/x16/x8, x8/x8/x8/x8/x8 mode) *1
- 1 x PCIe 2.0 x4 (max at x4 mode) *2
28-Lane CPU:
- 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16, x16/x8, x8/x8/x8)
- 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x1 mode)
- 1 x PCIe 2.0 x4 (max at x4 mode) *2

Storage
1 x M.2 Socket 3 (32Gbps), with vertical M Key design, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (Support PCIE SSD only)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 (32Gbps) via PCIE Adaptor card.
Intel® X99 chipset:
- 1 x SATA Express port, compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
- 8 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s),
- Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
- Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Recovery Technology
ASMedia® SATA Express controller:
- 1 x SATA Express port, compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports

LAN:
- Intel® I218V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
- Intel® I211-AT, 1 x Gigabit LAN
- Dual Gigabit LAN controllers- 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) appliance
- Support Teaming Technology
- ASUS Turbo LAN Utility

Wireless Data Network:
- Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
- Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz
- Support ASUS Wi-Fi Go! Utility
- Up to 1300Mbps transfer speed
Bluetooth:
- Bluetooth V4.0

Audio:
Realtek® ALC1150 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC featuring Crystal Sound 2
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
- High quality 112 dB SNR stereo playback output (Line-out at rear) and 104 dB SNR stereo playback input (Line-in)
- High-fidelity audio OP AMP(s)
Audio Feature :
- DTS Ultra PC II
- DTS Connect
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
- BD Audio Layer Content Protection
- Audio Shielding: Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference
- Dedicated audio PCB layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals
- Audio amplifier: Provides the highest-quality sound for headphone and speakers
- Premium Japanese-made audio capacitors: Provide warm, natural and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity
- Unique de-pop circuit: Reduces start-up popping noise to audio outputs
- Top notch audio sensation delivers according to the audio configuration
- EMI protection cover to prevent electrical noise to affect the amplifier quality

USB Ports:
Intel® X99 chipset:
- 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (4 at mid-board)
- 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, 4 at mid-board)
ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller:
- 10 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (10 at back panel, blue)

Special Features
5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5
- Whole system optimization with a single click! 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ Power Control, Fan Xpert 3, and Turbo App together, providing better CPU performance, efficient power saving, precise digital power control, whole system cooling and even tailor your own app usages.
ASUS 5X Protection:
- ASUS DIGI+ VRM - 8 Phase digital power design
- ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection - Short circuit damage prevention
- ASUS ESD Guards - Enhanced ESD protection
- ASUS High-Quality 5K-Hour Solid Capacitors - 2.5x long lifespan with excellent durability
- ASUS Stainless Steel Back I/O - 3x more durable corrosion-resistant coating
ASUS TPU:
- Auto Tuning
- GPU Boost
- TPU switch
ASUS EPU:
- EPU switch
ASUS Digital Power Design:
- Industry leading Digital 8 Phase Power Design
- Industry leading Digital 4 Phase DRAM Power Design
- CPU Power Utility
- DRAM Power Utility
ASUS Wi-Fi GO!
- Wi-Fi GO! Function: Cloud GO!, Remote Desktop, Remote Keyboard & Mouse, File Transfer
- Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote app for portable smartphone/tablet, supporting iOS 7 & Android 4.0 systems



ASUS Exclusive Features:

- MemOK!
- AI Suite 3
- Ai Charger+
- USB Charger+
- M.2 & SATA Express
- Anti-Surge
- Onboard Button: Power/Reset
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
- USB 3.0 Boost
- Disk Unlocker
- Turbo LAN
- Crystal Sound 2

Interactive HomeCloud
- Media Streamer

ASUS EZ DIY:
- Precision Tweaker 2
- ASUS O.C. Tuner
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS USB BIOS Flashback
- Push Notice

ASUS Q-Design:
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-Code
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-Connector

Special Memory O.C. Design
Turbo App
Fan Xpert 3

Back I/O Ports
- 2 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
- 10 x USB 3.0 (blue)
- 2 x USB 2.0
- 1 x Optical S/PDIF out
- 5 x Audio jack(s)
- 1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)
- 1 x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! module (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v4.0

Internal I/O
- 1 x AAFP connector
- 2 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.0 port(s) (19-pin)
- 2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
- 2 x SATA Express connector: gray,
- 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with vertical M Key design, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (Support PCIE SSD only)
- 1 x TPM connector(s)
- 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
- 1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
- 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
- 4 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 x 4 -pin)
- 1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
- 1 x Thunderbolt header(s)
- 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
- 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
- 1 x EZ XMP switch
- 1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
- 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector(s)
- 1 x DRCT header(s)
- 1 x MemOK! button(s)
- 1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
- 1 x TPU switch(es)
- 1 x EPU switch(es)
- 1 x CPU/DRAM overvoltage jumper(s)
- 1 x Power-on button(s)
- 1 x Reset button(s)
- 1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
- 1 x 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector
- 1 x SLI/CFX switch (2/3-WAY adjustments)

BIOS
- 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.7, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0, Multi-language BIOS,
- ASUS EZ Flash 2, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Quick Note, Last Modified log,
- F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut functions and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information.

Manageability
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.7, WOL by PME, PXE



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