ASUS Announce TUF Sabertooth X99 at CeBIT

Till Now the asus X99 platform was pretty slim. It had the creme de la creme Rampage V Extreme, Mainstream flagship X99 Deluxe,The WS specific X99 WS and  two more mid and entry level X99 Pro and X99 A; quite a small lineup compared to its competitors. With full intention to break the norm Asus today announced the X99 Sabretooth, The TUF treatment that was needed for X99. The notable new features are  TUF Detective : a new software solution which enables you to monitor the system even if the…

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ASUS Announces USB 3.1 Solutions

With Everyone jumping on the USB 3.1 bandwagon it was a no brainer Asus will also bring up something,and they did. A few days back they announced a whole range of motherboards with USB 3.1 and add in cards. Add in Cards: ASUS USB 3.1 Card with dual Type-A ports or reversible Type-C ASUS USB 3.1 Type-A Card (Dual) ASUS USB 3.1 Type-C Card (Single) Two Type-A 10Gbit/s USB 3.1 ports Backwardly compatible with USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 PCI Express x4 interface Compatible with PCI Express x4, x8, and x16 slots Windows…

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GIGABYTE Launches New X99 Champion Series Motherboards

Gigabyte Just launched a few more motherboards in their Champion X99 lineup. The series now boasts of memory compatibility of upto 3200MHZ DDR4 along with a massive 3400MHz DDR4 for the XOC Champion. Other stuffs include Genuine All Digital Power Design GIGABYTE X99 Champion series motherboards use an all-digital CPU power design from International Rectifier which includes both digital 4th Generation digital PWM Controller and industry-leading 3rd Generation PowIRstage controllers. These 100% digital controllers offer incredible precision in delivering power to the motherboard’s most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, allowing enthusiasts…

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Asus X99 Deluxe Review

Introduction : Intel X99 Chipset This was coming. With the launch of Sandy Bridge-E, Intel had segregated the consumer and the enthusiast market, with their H/B/Z* chipsets catering to the former, and the X* chipsets directed towards the latter. In the following years, we saw the consumer platform refreshed thrice (in reality 2.5 times, since Devil’s Canyon is basically a Haswell refresh), while the enthusiast market only went through one. Ivy Bridge-E wasn’t a massive overhaul, and unlike the consumer side of things Intel did not bring a new chipset…

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ASRock X99 WS-E/10G announced : Dual 10 GBase-T in a consumer grade motherboard

If this isn’t crazy, I don’t know what is. Today AsRock announced the X99 WS-E/10G motherboard, an upgraded version of their workstation oriented X99 WS. The naming should give it away: this motherboard comes equipped with Dual 10GBase -T LAN ports, powered by an Intel X540-BT2 chip. The 10GBase-T LAN ports allow for 10X faster bandwidth compared to normal Gigabit Ethernet, and while a normal consumer might find this overkill, prosumer market does have a growing demand for faster networking and this is an interesting alternative to buying a 10GBase-T…

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Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4 16GB 3000 MHz Memory Review

Introduction : DDR4 Time Changes, so does technology; especially in the PC components arena. While on one hand some of the components gets updated l every 8 months or so, a few of them have a longer development and implementation cycle like RAM for example. In this review we will be taking a look at one of the newest standards in RAM’s; the DDR4 memory. Now what is DDR4? in technical terms DDR4 is “double data rate fourth generation synchronous dynamic random-access memory” in simple laymans terms its an update…

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X99 Motherboard lineups: Part 01, Asus

Last Friday we saw Intel release their much awaited update to the HEDT platform with the release of Haswell-E processors. As with this roster, the number of processors has been limited to only three: the low-end/budget part (?) i7-5820K, the mid-range 5930K and the flagship 5960X. This update also brought IPC increase, a new X99 chipset, the first consumer platform for DDR4 memory (288 pin slots), and last but not the least, the new LGA2011-3 socket which is not backwards compatible. As expected, leading motherboard manufacturers have been teasing their…

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