ASUS X99-DELUXE Motherboard Performance Review
By David Ramsey
Full Disclosure: ASUS provided the product sample used in this article.
Since Intel no longer manufacturers desktop motherboards, it works closely with its partners to ensure products are ready when new CPUs and chipsets are introduced. The X99 Express chipset, part of the LGA2011-V3 system that replaces the aging X79/LGA2011 system, is Intel’s newest foray into very high end desktop systems, and today Benchmark Reviews looks at the bundled software, features, utilities, and performance of the ASUS X99-DELUXE motherboard.
In my Intel Core i7-5960X Extreme CPU Performance Review, I argue that this Haswell-E CPU is not really a good fit for most enthusiast users, since processors like the Core i7-4790K provide better performance in most applications for much less money. This hasn’t stopped ASUS from producing an X99 motherboard stuffed full of the high-end features and amenities we’ve come to expect from their Deluxe motherboards. Benchmark Reviews provided an overview of this new motherboard in our ASUS X99-DELUXE Motherboard Preview, so now it’s time to look at the features and performance of this product in more detail.