ASUS Strix X99 Gaming Preview

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Straight away you can tell that the Strix isn't your ordinary Republic of Gamers offering. We find the packaging slightly bittersweet. Firstly we're all used to the red and black boxes that are standards of the ROG range, whether it's the Maximus or the Rampage. The Strix was launched with a massive fanfare using owl imagery, and that seems to have just as quickly been consigned to the scrap heap. So this is different, we're just not sure if it's better. The Strix logo itself reminds us of a graphic from Top Of The Pops. However, it's eye-catching, and that's the entire point of packaging. Like a virgin on prom night, it's what is inside that counts. 

ASUS Strix X99 Gaming Preview     ASUS Strix X99 Gaming Preview  

We've come to expect a huge selection of accessories from ASUS and the Strix doesn't disappoint. A wide selection of cables, stickers, GPU bridges and a high quality IO shield are just part of the fun. Probably the biggest surprise, and a suitable nod towards the hue variability of the AURA interface, is the choice of replaceable colour inserts. With red logos by default, the Strix X99 Gaming also comes with a mirror finish, and a lurid yellow or pink choice. Hands up if you've got a hot pink system and have been waiting for a matching motherboard ... thought not. We're not going to complain though because rather than be a mind-boggling bit of bravery - which to be fair it is - it's something which promises to relieve us of the endless white/red/blue tedium. What's the point in having full-spectrum RGB hardware if everyone just uses red? Express yourselves with the Strix.

ASUS Strix X99 Gaming Preview     ASUS Strix X99 Gaming Preview  

Away from the garish and into the meat and potatoes of the Strix, the LGA2011-v3 socket is just begging for a ten core CPU to sit in it. ASUS have also taken the opportunity to install their OC socket into the Strix, and given how successful it's been to overclockers in the past we're delighted to find it on the beefier end of their range.

Transparent PCI locks give away the location of the RGBs on the Strix X99 Gaming. It's not only the 'sold separately' LED strips that can be adjusted to any hue you choose, but ASUS are also finding new places to put lighting onto the motherboard itself. It's great to get away from a sea of black substrate.

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10-05-2016, 04:30:43

King of Old Old School
This isn't one of the first of the new (refresh) 2011-3 motherboard i know that the CPU is still the same.

I looked through the write up i didn't see anything unless i wasn't looking correctly.Quote

10-05-2016, 04:39:03

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by King of Old School View Post
This isn't one of the first of the new (refresh) 2011-3 motherboard i know that the CPU is still the same.

I looked through the write up i didn't see anything unless i wasn't looking correctly.
It is one of the refresh boards dude.Quote

10-05-2016, 04:41:57

King of Old Old School
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
It is one of the refresh boards dude.
I'm bit surprise there coming this earlier, i thought more after computex is when we were going to see them. Same again ASUS beats everyone to the punch.Quote

10-05-2016, 04:58:58

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by King of Old School View Post
I'm bit surprise there coming this earlier, i thought more after computex is when we were going to see them. Same again ASUS beats everyone to the punch.

Just the first of many....Quote

10-05-2016, 05:25:39

King of Old Old School
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Just the first of many....
Hopefully lots of videos too Quote
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