Two Intel X99 motherboads compared: ASUS X99-Deluxe & ASRock X99 Extreme6

Two Intel X99 motherboads compared: ASUS X99-Deluxe & ASRock X99 Extreme6

The Intel X99 chipset is the foundation of the ultimate desktop PC platform today. We pit two different Intel X99 motherboards from ASUS and ASRock with the top-end Intel Core i7-5960X CPU to find out what they bring to the table. Who knows, one of them could be your next motherboard upgrade!

Understanding the Intel X99 high performance computing platform

Understanding the Intel X99 high performance computing platform

The Intel X99 chipset is the first desktop platform to feature quad-channel DDR4 memory modules and pair with the new LGA2011-v3 CPU socket that supports the 8-core Intel Core i7-5960X CPU. Together, they are touted to be ultimate desktop PC platform. If you're not familiar, this primer is for you.

Gigabyte announces X99M-Gaming 5 mATX motherboard

Gigabyte announces X99M-Gaming 5 mATX motherboard

Gigabyte has released the X99M-Gaming 5 motherboard and it appears to be the first Intel X99-based board of the mATX form factor. Read on to uncover more of its hardware specifications.

First Looks: ASUS X99-Deluxe motherboard

First Looks: ASUS X99-Deluxe motherboard

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The ASUS X99-Deluxe motherboard features an Intel X99 chipset that supports the extremely high-end Intel Core i7 "Haswell-E" processors. It is also the first desktop platform to support DDR4 memory. Due to its deluxe pedigree, this board has a rich feature set, and an abundant bundle of accessories to complement it. Read on to uncover its richness!

ASRock unveils X99 Extreme11 motherboard that features 18 SATA 6Gbps connectors!

ASRock unveils X99 Extreme11 motherboard that features 18 SATA 6Gbps connectors!

ASRock has just announced the X99 Extreme11 motherboard with 18 SATA 6Gbps connectors! It boasts of an all-digital 12 power phase design, with support for Intel Core i7 and Xeon processors in the LGA 2011-v3 package.

ECS announces mini-ITX Z97I-Drone motherboard

ECS announces mini-ITX Z97I-Drone motherboard

ECS has unveiled its mini-ITX Z97I-Drone motherboard to ride on the popularity of small form factor gaming rigs.

MSI unleashes the Z97S SLI Krait edition motherboard!

MSI unleashes the Z97S SLI Krait edition motherboard!

MSI has just announced the Z97S SLI Krait edition ATX motherboard. With its unique white-on-black color scheme, let us see what else this board offers!

Motherboards based on new Intel X99 chipset launched!

Motherboards based on new Intel X99 chipset launched!

Motherboard manufacturers like ASRock, Gigabyte, MSI and EVGA have posted details of their motherboards based on the new Intel X99 chipset. Read on to uncover what this new PCH has to offer!

ASUS B85-Pro Gamer motherboard makes affordable gaming DIY systems possible

ASUS B85-Pro Gamer motherboard makes affordable gaming DIY systems possible

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The ASUS B85-Pro Gamer is billed as an affordable gaming board that would make a budget DIY enthusiast pleased as punch! Sporting the previous generation Intel B85 chipset, this full ATX board attempts to make up for lost time with a fine balance of performance and features. Despite being late to the party, is it really good value?

ASUS reveals two AMD FM2+ gaming boards

ASUS reveals two AMD FM2+ gaming boards

ASUS has just announced two FM2+ gaming motherboards based on the top-end AMD A88X chipset. The Republic of Gamers Crossblade Ranger is the first FM2+ board from the prestigious series; while the A88X-Gamer is meant for the PC gamers who need a high-end AMD A88X-based system and eschew exclusive ROG features.

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