Friday July 22, 2016

ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming Motherboard Review

The ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming motherboard is on the test bench over at eTeknix today. Overall this was a very positive review with the motherboard earning an Editor's Choice award. For comparison purposes, you can see our evaluation here.

The X99 platform was recently refreshed with Intel’s Broadwell-E range of processors designed to offer content creators and professionals working with multi-threaded workloads the absolute best performance. Those with deep pockets now have the opportunity to deploy the world’s first 10-core processor outside of the Xeon family. From what I’ve seen so far, the new architecture hasn’t enticed existing users to upgrade due to the hefty pricing and value of the 5280K on the second-hand market. Nevertheless, it’s encouraged motherboard vendors to unleash new products which contain more gaming-orientated features.