Intel “Core-X” Core i7-7900X, Core i7-7820X, Core i7-7800X, Core i7-7740X, Core i5-7640X HEDT CPU Review on ASUS PRIME X299 Deluxe Motherboard

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ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe Motherboard

26th June 2017
Type Motherboard
Price $499.99 US

ASUS PRIME X299 Deluxe Motherboard- Features

The ASUS PRIME X299 Deluxe motherboard is a very high-end, enthusiast grade motherboard and costs $499 US which is a very steep price, even for a HEDT product. The motherboard comes with all the latest tech wizardry you can expect of. We will be talking more about these ahead and as for the specifications list, you can check them out in the table below:

ASUS PRIME X299-A Deluxe Motherboard Specifications:

ChipsetIntel X299
MemoryIntel® Core™ X-series Processors (6-core above)
8 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Intel® Core™ X-series Processors (4-core)
4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Multi-GPU SupportSupports NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI Technology
Supports NVIDIA 3-Way SLI Technology
Supports NVIDIA 2-Way SLI Technology
Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX Technology
Expansion Slots44-Lane CPU-
3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16, x16/x16, x16/x16/x8)
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode) *1
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 *2
28-Lane CPU-
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16, x16/x8)
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode) *1
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 *2
16-Lane CPU-
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (max at x2 mode) *1
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 *2
StorageIntel X299 Chipset :
1 x M.2 x4 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x M.2 x4 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*3
7 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)*4
1 x U.2 port
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Supports Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Rapid Storage Technology 15 support
Support Intel Rapid Storage Technology enterprise 5.1 for X-Series(6-core and above) CPU RAID
Intel Optane Memory Ready
LANIntel I219V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s), featuring Turbo LAN
Intel I211-AT, 1 x Gigabit LAN, featuring Turbo LAN
Dual Gigabit LAN controllers- 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) appliance
ASUS Turbo LAN Utility
ASUS LAN Guard
Wireless Data NetworkWi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac+ WiGig 802.11ad*5
Supports MU-MIMO
Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz+ 60GHz
Up to 4600Mbps transfer speed
BluetoothBluetooth V4.1
AudioRealtek ALC S1220A 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- Internal audio Amplifier to enhance the highest quality sound for headphone and speakers
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
USB Ports
ASMedia USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller : *6
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector port(s)
ASMedia USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller :
3 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (Type-A)
ASMedia USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller :
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (1 at back panel, , USB Type-CTM)
Intel X299 Chipset :
5 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (1 at back panel, , 4 at mid-board)
Intel X299 Chipset :
6 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, , 2 at mid-board)
ASMedia USB 3.1 Gen 1 Hub :
3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (3 at back panel, )
Special FeaturesOC Design - ASUS PRO Clock II Technology
5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5
- 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ VRM, Fan Xpert 4, and Turbo Core App
ASUS 5X Protection III :
- ASUS SafeSlot Core: Fortified PCIe Slot prevents damage
- ASUS LANGuard: Protects against LAN surges, lightning strikes and static-electricity discharges!
- ASUS Overvoltage Protection: World-class circuit-protecting power design
- ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O: 3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability!
- ASUS DIGI+ VRM: 8 Phase digital power design
- ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection - Short circuit damage prevention
- ASUS ESD Guards - Enhanced ESD protection
AURA :
- Aura RGB Strip Headers
- Aura Lighting Effects Synchronization with compatible ASUS ROG devices
- Aura Addressable Strip Header(s)
ASUS Exclusive Features :
- USB BIOS Flashback
- MemOK!
- AI Suite 3
- Ai Charger
- Onboard Button : Power/Reset
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
- Turbo LAN
File Transfer
- Cloud GO!
- File Transfer
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
- Stylish Fanless Design with M.2 Heat-sink solution
ASUS EZ DIY :
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS USB BIOS Flashback
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
- Multi-language BIOS
ASUS Q-Design :
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-Code
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED, HDD LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-Connector
M.2 and U.2 Onboard (The Latest Transfer Technology with up to 32Gb/s Data-transfer Speeds for M.2 and U.2)
Back I/O Ports2 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
3 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 USB Type-CTM
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
4 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to USB BIOS Flashback)
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+ WiGig 802.11ad and Bluetooth v4.1)
Internal I/O Ports1 x Aura Addressable Strip Header(s)
1 x AAFP connector
1 x Aura RGB Strip Header
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
7 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x M.2_FAN connector
1 x VROC_HW_Key
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
2 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x W_PUMP+ connector
1 x AIO_PUMP connector
1 x Thunderbolt header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x EZ XMP switch
1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector) (Chassis intrusion header is inbuilt)
1 x 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector
1 x MemOK! button(s)
1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x Power-on button(s)
1 x Reset button(s)
1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
1 x U.2 connector
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector
1 x CPU_OV jumper
AccessoriesUser's manual
ASUS Q-Shield
1 x Vertical M.2 bracket set
6 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x M.2 Screw Package
1 x Supporting DVD
1 x ASUS WiGig 802.11ad moving antenna *7
1 x ASUS 2T2R dual band Wi-Fi moving antennas (Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compliant)
1 x Fan Extension Card (3 x 4-pin fan out)
1 x Fan Extension card screw pack
1 x Fan Extension card cable
1 x ThunderboltEX 3
1 x mini DisplayPort Cable
1 x ThunderboltEX 3 GPIO cable
1 x 3-Way SLI bridge(s)
1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-M)
1 x Q-Connector
1 x Extension cable for Addressable LED
3 x Thermistor cable(s)
BIOS128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.0, Multi-language BIOS,
ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information
Support DiscDrivers
ASUS Utilities
EZ Update
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Form FactorATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

ASUS PRIME X299 Deluxe Motherboard Features Deck:

ASUS PRIME X299 Deluxe Motherboard Features:

  • 5-Way Optimization: One-click, system-wide tuning, delivering optimized overclocks and intelligent cooling for CPU or GPU-intensive tasks.
  • Industry-leading cooling options: Comprehensive controls for fans and water pumps, via Fan Xpert 4 software or the acclaimed ASUS UEFI.
  • Next-gen connectivity: Supreme flexibility with 2×2 802.11ad Wi-Fi, Thunderbolt 3, U.2, M.2 and front USB 3.1 Gen 2 connector.
  • M.2 heatsink: Ultra-efficient heatsink reduces M.2 SSD temperatures by up to 20°C for unthrottled transfer speeds and enhanced reliability.
  • LiveDash: A customizable onboard display that shows system temperature, CPU frequency, fan speeds or even your own logo.
  • Aura Sync and addressable-LED header: Controllable onboard RGB lighting and addressable-LED-strip header, easily synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable hardware.

ASUS PRIME X299 DELUXE Motherboard Product Gallery:

Source: ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe Official Page

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