ASUS X99-A

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ASUS X99-A Review

Key features

The asus-x99-a is a flagship motherboard from ASUS, and it’s your best bet if you decide to purchase a mobo for a new gaming or work rig. The motherboard is compatible with all the latest-gen processors and RAM memory sticks, so you can be sure that your computer will work at optimal parameters. The board also has a top quality sound card integrated on it, and its 8-channel output will provide the needed degree of immersion. The asus x99-a release date has just passed, and this seems like the optimum moment to definitely improve your PC.

Introduction

The asus-x99-a is a next-gen motherboard that you definitely want inside your gaming rig, especially if you plan on building a serious computer for the years to come. Most of the time, motherboards are ignored and people decide to purchase the lowest common denominator for the other parts. If, however, you want to avoid a bottleneck inside your computer, you should definitely up your budget a bit more and purchase a performance-oriented motherboard. The greatest advantage of the asus x99 a specs list is, without a doubt, the 5-way optimization you can achieve with this motherboard. You don’t have to perform complex tasks anymore in order to optimize your parts. The motherboard can easily take care of cooling, overclocking and many more with just a single mouse click. The software provided for the motherboard can be used with ease, and it’s even easier when you go with the recommended settings based on your hardware.

What is the overall performance ?

Overall, the asus-x99-a is a high performance motherboard, and it could easily be considered a flagship from the developers. The processor socket is the Intel LGA 2011-v3, which is compatible with the latest-generation CPUs from Intel. If you want to achieve maximum performance, you will be pleased to learn about the four RAM slots, compatible with DDR4 technology. On the back panel you can find six USB 3.0 ports, and another connector on the mobo allows you to connect another four USB 3.0 ports on the front panel of your case. The audio panels are quite important, as well, as you get 8-channel support while using the jacks on the motherboard. The Crystal Sound 2 feature of the board will easily replace the need of a dedicated sound card. Moreover, the three PCIe 3.0 ports on the mobo will allow you to connect your video cards in a 3-way SLI design. 8 SATA ports are available on the motherboard, so all of your SSDs and hard drives can be connected with ease. The BIOS of the motherboard is also an element you will definitely enjoy. Long gone are the days of basic-design BIOS menus; you can now navigate with your mouse on a next-gen interface, and everything is intuitive.

Conclusion: Should I buy it ?

The asus x99 a price might feel a bit steep, especially if you’ve never purchased a flagship motherboard before. However, you will definitely understand the investment you’ve just made once you install the board inside the case and assemble your rig.

  • The Good :
    Flagship motherboard, simple PC parts optimization, compatible with latest-gen parts
  • The Bad :
    Rather pricey
Our score:
5 / 5

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Product Description

  • The ASUS X99-A is manufactured by ASUS and was added in December 2014 in the Motherboards section
  • This product has a rating of 5.0 out of 5

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