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Motherboards Asus X99 Clarification

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by neocleous, 9 Dec 2015.

  1. neocleous

    neocleous Member

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    Hi all,

    I've just purchased a 5930K and I need a motherboard to go with it.

    I was about to go for the Asus Intel X99-A/USB3.1 but after looking closer it seems to be limited on the number of slots it will run at X16 where as the Asus X99 DELUXE seems to let you run all the slots at X16. Is this the case or have I missed something?

    After buying a CPU with 40 lanes I want to be able to run it at its full potential.

    I will be installing a Samsung 950 pro and my current nVidia 680GTX. I will possibly upgrade to SLI but I haven't had great experiences in the past with it but I don't want to run either of these with reduced bandwidth.
     
  2. Guest-16

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    The PDF manual from the ASUS X99A website page will have all the slot allocation information. For simple 2-way SLI it should definitely be 2x16
     
  3. iggy

    iggy Active Member

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    delux runs a mix of speeds. 2x16, 1x16/3x8 etc. they aren't all full speed 16x.
     
  4. neocleous

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    Thanks for that, I'm going to go for the Pro that's fine with me. I don't need the bells and whistles on the Delux
     
  5. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Well-Known Member

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    Hi neocleous

    I am running a 5930k on an Asus X99 Pro and I would certainly recommend going for a Pro or Deluxe.
     
  6. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    A 680 won't be bottlenecked running at x8 anyway, so don't worry about x16/x16 vs x16/x8
     

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