Asus ROG Strix X99 Gaming Motherboard Review

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Posted by Heath Coop on Monday, April 10, 2017 - 8:00am

Introduction

The ROG Strix X99 Gaming is the flagship of Asus’ ROG (Republic of Gamers) Strix line of motherboards. ROG is synonymous with performance and the ROG Strix line offers everything many have come to expect in an Asus ROG motherboard, so there are a lot of expectations from enthusiasts everywhere.

First up, Asus added plenty of premium features the ROG Strix X99 Gaming. 5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5 provides whole system optimization with a single click. 5X Protection III offers a SafeSlot Core fortified PCI-E slot, LANGuard LAN protection, overvoltage, stainless steel I/O, and DIGI+ VRM  digital power design.  The ROG SupremeFX S1220 8-channel audio solution is there to please the ears. Aura Sync RGB lighting system proveds lighting effect synchronization with other compatible Asus ROG products. All that, is back up with a full software suite and robust overclocking features.

That’s not all though. There is support for both 5th and 6th Generation Intel Core 2011-v3 socket processors. There are eight DDR4 quad channel memory slots that can handle up to 128GB and at speed all the way up to a staggering 3333Mhz. There’s PCI-E M.2 and U.2 storage connectivity and eight SATA ports offer even more storage expansion. There are two USB 3.1 rear ports along with four USB 3.0 rear ports for those high speed USB devices. The Intel i218V chip provides high quality network connectivity, which is supplemented with dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth V4.1.

Asus's take on the ROG Strix X99 Gaming

Strix is the newest recruit into the Republic of Gamers(ROG) — and ROG Strix X99 Gaming is the first ROG Strix motherboard. ROG Strix X99 delivers premier performance, innovation, and confident dynamism to release your inner rebel. The bold design and bright colors channel your spirit of fierce individualism, charging every gaming experience with thrilling energy. Want to dominate with epic speed and agility? Join the Republic with ROG Strix X99 Gaming!

ASUS ROG STRIX X99 GAMING LGA2011 DDR4 M.2 U.2 X99 ATX Motherboard with onboard AC Wifi and USB 3.1

  • 5-Way Optimization with Auto-Tuning and FanXpert 4 automatically tailors overclocking profiles to your unique build for maximum OC performance and dynamic system cooling
  • Maximize your connectivity and speed with integrated M.2 / U.2 slots, onboard 802.11ac Wifi with MU-MIMO technology, and rear USB 3.1 Type A / Type C connections
  • AURA SYNC delivers a nearly endless spectrum of colors with the ability to synchronize effects across an ever-expanding ecosystem of AURA SYNC enabled products
  • Patent-pending SafeSlot features an injection molding process that integrates metal framing for a stronger, firmly anchored PCIe slot built for heavyweight GPUs
  • Industry-leading 8-channel HD audio with the ROG exclusive SupremeFX S1220 driven by Japanese capacitors

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