Several X99 motherboards spotted at Computex, coming September

By Scorpus ยท 13 replies
Jun 5, 2014
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  1. Browsing around some of the booths at Computex 2014 I spotted several X99-based motherboards, which are primed to support Intel's upcoming range of Haswell-E enthusiast CPUs. The X99 chipset supports four-channel DDR4, which is implemented in all of these boards, as...

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  2. Hmmm the choice between competition is getting tough - do I want BLUE, BLACK or RED PCIe slots?
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  3. rpjkw11

    rpjkw11 TS Member Posts: 20

    Nice looking board. I'm waiting fir Asus' offering.
  4. theBest11778

    theBest11778 TS Addict Posts: 296   +125

    I can't wait for this platform. Reminds me of the X58 launch. The technology is so much further ahead than mainstream that it won't be outdated for 5-6 years (X58 boards and 1366 CPUs are still alive and kicking just fine today.) I think it'll be worth the large upfront investment.
  5. k37chup

    k37chup TS Rookie

    I'm on x58 with i7920 now. Got it back in 2009 :D
  6. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    I have an X58 build that still moves right along. I've patiently waited for a 'real' upgrade and Haswell-E is the answer. Going to be an expensive build but it will last atleast half a decade like my current build so why not?
    Can't wait.
  7. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,828   +633

    Wow have I really been using my 920 for that long... And I have a 960 going strong. Maybe I'll finally upgrade if cost isn't prohibitive. Went from DDR2 to DDR3, now it's time for DDR4, five years later. Also still using my 5870's, kinda started getting board with the limited performance increases year after year, now there's reason to be interested.
  8. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Posts: 569   +25

    Geez your still using 5870's, I chucked out my crossfire 5850's for some 7870's a year ago
  9. Recipe7

    Recipe7 TS Booster Posts: 143

    Since my own 5870, I've had a 590, a 680, a 670, and now 670x2.

    Still running my i7 930, though.
  10. theBest11778

    theBest11778 TS Addict Posts: 296   +125

    That's what I'm saying. I had one too, and really didn't need to upgrade, and probably still wouldn't. 2 of my friends build theirs at the same time, running along just fine. I see the X99/Haswell-E as the next step. I can't wait.
  11. Scorpus

    Scorpus TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 1,963   +231

    Unfortunately Asus' X99 board wasn't on show at Computex, only spotted them from the above OEMs. However they did have a server board that was made for "next generation Xeons"
  12. Robert Hollar

    Robert Hollar TS Rookie

    I also dought the bords will look like this, they are suppose to have 1 DIMM per channel. Unless there is a switch involved, but that tacks money and latency into the board. The switches are aimed more at workstation and server side of things.
  13. I have a evga x58 sli le as well running an I7 920 bloomfield does anybody know when the Asus X99 is coming out. Thanks
  14. middlechamber

    middlechamber TS Rookie

    I expect my X58 Revolution to be cranking for another 5+ years. But I have to support the economy and decide which ASUS MB to build on when this new X99 comes out

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