Asus Republic of Gamers Announces All-New X99 Signature and ROG Strix Motherboards
Asus and Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced four all-new ATX motherboards- Asus Signature X99-Deluxe II, X99-A II and X99-E, ROG recruits Strix and ROG Strix X99, based on the Intel X99 chipset and loaded with exclusive technologies to maximize the potential of the new Intel Core i7 processor family for socket LGA 2011-v3. All-new X99 motherboards are stacked with Asus-exclusive features and customizations, including 5-Way Optimization, Aura RGB illumination, and strengthened SafeSlot. This reinvented, strengthened PCIe slot uses a new insert-molding process to bind the slot to fortifying metal for superior 1.6X retention and 1.8X shearing resistance.
The new Asus ROG X99 Signature motherboards features include the pioneering OC Socket to drive CPU and DDR4 performance beyond all expectations, and exclusive 5-Way Optimization for one-click overclocking and cooling. With the newly upgraded Fan Xpert 4, X99 Signature motherboards elevates customized cooling to new heights, with the ability to detect PWM/DC fans on all headers, use high-amperage fans and control water-cooling pumps in both software and the media-acclaimed Asus UEFI BIOS. Next-generation connectivity is also a major theme of the refreshed Asus X99 Signature series, with up to dual U.2 and M.2 slots to tap into 32Gbps of PCIe bandwidth, 3×3 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and USB 3.1 Type-A and reversible Type-C. X99-Deluxe II also includes ASUS ThunderboltEX 3, a quick-to-fit expansion card for blistering transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps. The new boards feature Asus Aura, with onboard RGB lighting and a 4-pin LED-strip header to create stunning illumination effects — all easily synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable Asus hardware.
ROG Strix X99 Gaming has great gaming aesthetics that enables passionate gamers to illuminate their builds with multicolor magnificence. Ten LED effects can be customized with ASUS Aura, the intuitive lighting control software for the built-in RGB LEDs and attached RGB strips via the integrated 4-pin RGB -strip header, allowing easy custom illumination that can be perfectly synchronized. Included decals allow gamers to color-match lighting effects with their case design and decoration. To maximize performance, ROG Strix X99 Gaming also has 5-Way Optimization for one-click auto tuning, including Fan Xpert 4 for ultimate cooling and control, plus OC Socket for maxed-out DDR4 and processor performance.
The new Asus Signature X99-Deluxe II, X99-A II, X99-E and ROG Strix X99 Gaming motherboards all support ThunderboltEX 3, an Intel-certified Thunderbolt 3 card that enables breathtaking bi-directional speeds up to 40Gbps — four-times faster than other PC data-transfer cables with twice the video bandwidth for the latest 60Hz 4K UHD displays. Thunderbolt 3 also supports daisy-chaining of up to six devices, and has a reversible USB Type-C connector for compatibility with the latest USB 3.1 Type-C devices. It also supports the USB Power Delivery specification for fast, high-power charging of up to 36W.