Asus X99 Strix Gaming review - the new cadet of ROG

One by one, all manufacturers are revealing their new X99 series motherboards. Today you can read the review for Asus X99 Strix Gaming motherboard. Yes, you read it right: it’s a Strix. Did Asus extend the VGA series to motherboards so the gaming family will contain both graphics cards and motherboards? It’s not clear right now.

Even more interesting is that the box contains the ROG logo, and that is confusing. Is Strix a part of the ROG family now? If so, it seems that Asus combined the 2 series and probably Strix is the cheapest ROG product. Does that theory extend to VGAs also? We’ll have to wait for the new VGA cards to find out.


Should we expect a Poseidon motherboard? Well, until things will be clear about ROG Strix combination, let’s talk about our subject for today.



Asus X99 Strix Gaming


- Intel Socket 2011-v3 Core i7 X-Series Processors

- Supports Intel 14 nm CPU

- Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology 3.0


- Intel X99


- 8x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 128GB

- Supports DDR4 3333 MHz

- Quad channel memory architecture


- ROG Supreme FX Codec

- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio

- Supports S/PDIF output


- Intel I218V Gigabit LAN


- 3x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16, x16/x16, x8/x16/x8 mode with 40-LANE CPU; x16, x16/x8, x8/x8/x8 mode with 28-LANE CPU)

- 1x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode)

- 2x PCIe 2.0 x1


Intel® X99 chipset:

- 1x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (Support PCIE SSD only)

- 1x U.2 port, support PCIe 3.0 x4 NVM Express storage

- 1x SATA Express port, Compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports

- 8x SATA 6Gb/s ports

- Supports Intel Smart Response Technology, Intel Rapid Recovery Technology

USB ports

Intel X99 chipset:

- 5x USB 3.0 port(s) (1 at back panel, blue, 4 at mid-board)

- 8x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, 4 at mid-board)

ASMedia USB 3.0:

- 3x USB port(s) (3 at back panel, blue)

ASMedia USB 3.1:

- 2x USB 3.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, Type-A + Type-C)


- 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 5.0, Multi-language BIOS,

- ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Quick Note, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information.

Form Factor

- ATX Form Factor
- 12 x 9.6 inch (30.5 x 24.4 cm)


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