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ASUS X99 Deluxe – A new look and features for ASUS X99!

Our Final Thoughts

ASUS was on a mission to ensure they were the first out the gate with X99 and they did in a big way with the X99 Deluxe. The board has features for days and lots of cool practical inclusions even myself who looks at tons of boards never really thought of.

The software compatibility is not really something ASUS can do anything about but if you look at the results from face value it can hurt the outlook on the board thats why I added such a bold disclaimer before the benchmark section as I feel it is very important to know the issues up front. There are many benchmarks where the new platform flexes its muscle but at the same time there are some where it simply doesn’t do as well.

At this time I am not ready to pass judgement on the full platform as the software simply is not ready for it.

Now to the ASUS board and its features. First things first the new look is insanely good in my opinion and vastly better than the gold of the previous gen. The features included are great starting with the 3T3R antennae design with super fast WiFi capability. The fan expansion board is great as well offering remote mount points for fan control especially for those with radiators and multiple fans. The Hyper M.2 X4 means you can now run dual M.2 SSDs for a crazy setup or even put the card in another system for instant M.2 upgrade if you use the vertically mounted slot by the 24 pin.

For the ASUS board I must recommend it as there is simply too much going for it not to, the board has tons of innovations, improvements and just overall capability going for it there is simply no way I could not award it top honors.

The Pro’s: Cons
  • Awesome looks
  • Great Easy overclocking via 5 Way Optimization
  • Intel Gigabit LAN
  • High end Audio codec
  • Strong Digital VRM design
  • Extensive IO connectivity
  • Excellent UEFI with new cool features
  • Newly designed software
  • Completely solid state caps
  • Multi stage TPU
  • WiFiGO! for easy home network and sharing setup
  • WiFi AC 1300 for super fast wireless connectivity
  • 3 Way SLi/CFX Compatible
  • Fan expansion card
  • Hyper M.2 X4 expansion card
  • None I can find

Review Overview

Performance - 9.5
Value - 9.5
Quality - 10
Features - 10
Innovation - 10


The ASUS X99 Deluxe is an excellent board with fresh looks and tons of features to ensure your X99 build gets started on the right foot.

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  1. using the qvl from asus, i went to the manifactures site and using their search, always found 0 items found! it appears tested and approved m.2 are available in other countries only!

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