Asus Prime X299-Deluxe Motherboard Review

Final Thoughts and Conclusion

The Asus Prime X299-Deluxe is a great well-rounded motherboard. Thanks to the Kaby Lake-X processor, overclocking was much better than we saw with Haswell-E and there seems to be plenty of headroom to go further. I was quite impressed by the 5-Way Optimization’s overclocking ability. Its setting choices were spot on to my own, with the exception of my choice of a higher voltage limit and thus a higher multiplier. This is the best automatic overclocking software I’ve used to date.

The white with silver highlight color scheme has a elegant look and the sculptured I/O cover makes it look very polished. The Aura Sync RGB lighting makes it easy to match the default case lighting or you can add a pair RGB strips to for a truly customized whole case lighting effects. There are also Aura compatible Asus ROG products to put your system completely over the top.

Asus seems to have paid extra attention in making sure that the Prime X299-Deluxe is a intuitive as possible. Whether it was the BIOS, software, or the motherboard itself; nothing seemed out of place or difficult to find.

The same thoughtfulness that appears in those also extends to the motherboard layout as well. Not a single switch, header, or jack seems to be poorly placed.

The ASUS Prime X299-Deluxe is listed for $489.99 on Newegg and Amazon at the time of this review. That’s at the higher end of the X299 motherboard scale. Asus backs up the Prime X299-Deluxe with a 3 year warranty. If you can afford it, it’s certainly worth considering.


  • Understated Color Scheme
  • Excellent UEFI BIOS Design
  • Very Good Overclocking Ability for the Price
  • Well Thought-out Features and Utilities
  • RGB LED Lighting with Case Lighting Control


  • A Bit on the Expensive Side

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