ASUS plans at least four new motherboards for Broadwell-E processors

ASUS plans at least four new motherboards for Broadwell-E processors

There are probably just a few weeks left until Intel releases the expected Broadwell-E CPU generation for the LGA 2011-3 socket. The new chips will run in the well-established X99 infrastructure and will require just a BIOS update. Motherboard makers will, however, release a new breed of X99 motherboards that will be able to accommodate a Broadwell-E chip from the moment they get produced.

ASUS-X99-Deluxe-II_s

ASUS will announce no less than four new X99 board in the next few weeks. They will be called Strix X99 Gaming, X99-Deluxe II, X99-A II and X99-E. The Strix X99 Gaming will offer four PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots (only three video cards are supported, though), eight DDR4 memory slots for up to 128 GB of RAM, six SATA 3.0 ports, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, SupremeFX audio, two USB 3.1 ports, SATA Express connectors and more. The board is expected to sell for around USD 340.

ASUS X99-A II

 The ASUS X99-Deluxe II is an improved version of the Strix X99 Gaming. This board will come with five PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots, two more USB 3.1 ports, a second U.2 port, a second integrated LAN card, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, a Crystal Sound 3 sound chip, support for SLI and CrossFire, eight DDR4 memory slots and more. This motherboard will sell for USD 420.

ASUS-X99-E_s

The other two upcoming X99 motherboards by ASUS will not be much different. The X99-A II will have eight DDR4-3333 memory slots, four PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots for SLI and CrossFire configurations, U.2/M.2/SATA Express/USB 3.1 connectors and more. The board will sell for around USD 250. Finally we have the ASUS X99-E, which is the most basic board of the four. This one will sell for USD 220 and will come with single M.2/SATA Express/USB 3.1 ports, three PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots for three-way SLI and CrossFire, eight DDR4 memory slots for DDR4-3200, various peripherals and more.

The new X99 boards are expected in a few short weeks.

Source: Wccftech.com

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