Hardware Four new X99 boards announced by Asus for Broadwell-E

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  1. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    N17 dizzi Mod Amateur

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    I don't see any hardware reason to ditch my X99 Pro. Indeed, gaming performance of Broadwell-E is likely to be lower than Skylake, and comparable to Haswell-E.

    An IHS chopped Skylake i7 would be what I choose right now, but I'll wait for reviews.
     
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    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Pretty much the only new thing is U.2 and for some the USB 3.1 type C connector.
     
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    What, no tri-band Wi-Fi?
     
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    Why/how would this be useful on a client?
     
  6. tad2008

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    To go with Tri-Band routers of course...
     
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    Why does it keep saying Sports ?
     
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    Shame about its $2350 price tag... LOL.
     
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    Bindibadgi Tired. Forever tired.

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    Yea they used to have it and now suddenly they don't!?

    The software usually gets an upgrade, which is often a big jump in 2 years. ASUS Skylake boards had fan control for AIO coolers. There will likely be some PCB optimizations for faster DDR4 or Broadwell-E. Possibly changes to the VRM design as well.
     
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    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Oh, i noticed they didn't fix the biggest issue i had with X99 Deluxe - the damn vertical M.2 slot. That one is so, so stupid. ASUS should expect people to use Noctua NH-D15 or other such big coolers on these boards. And what happens when you put an NH-D15 on this board and use that vertical M.2 slot next to the RAM slots ? Yup, it makes horrible turbulence noises, because the metal holder is ~1-2mm from the fan.
     
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    Anyone know when the CPU will drop?
     
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