Intel i7 5960X Review with ASUS X99 Deluxe

X99 Features

Intel Core i7-5960X Review

ASUS X99 Deluxe Features

Most of this we've gone over on the preceding pages, but it never hurts to show it again, albeit in a clearer form here. This is also good for those of you wondering if a DDR4 stick will be compatible with your current setup, or if they will look the same as before. At only a millimetre higher, and with 48 pins more than the DDR3 the DDR4 modules should be able to support the majority of current heatspreaders. Even if they wont fit in your current system.

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The biggest news with the ASUS X99 Deluxe is their OC Socket. A LGA2011v3 socket that is unique to ASUS and supporting extra pins. ASUS make some very lofty claims about the benefits of this particular socket, which we'll go into in more depth when we review the Rampage V Extreme. Although it's nice to see ASUS including on the X99 Deluxe a feature that we'd have expected them to limit to only their premium ROG motherboards as a business decision. Kudos to them for that.

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Most Recent Comments

29-08-2014, 15:50:13

It's like Christmas! *^* Yay!Quote

29-08-2014, 15:52:15

I keep looking at the benchmarks and having to tell myself I don't need one.
I really want it :/Quote

29-08-2014, 16:24:10

Gah, I don't think I'll bother with X99. I don't need 12 threads, and while affording it is a non-issue, I just can't justify spending nearly €1000 on a motherboard, CPU and 16GB of DDR4.

Performance on the other hand, particularly a workstation, there's no beating it. Although it's a pity the turbo frequencies are as low as they are though. The two 8-core Xeon E5-2687V2's that are in my workstation at work turbo up to 4GHz. No way Intel is going to sacrifice their huge margin Xeon business though. Quote

29-08-2014, 16:36:23

Everyone wants it but doesn't that pricey premium

I'd buy one second hand if i could at the right priceQuote

29-08-2014, 16:50:06

Great review.

Wow Tomb Raider really benefits from the extra cores, Wish they would of done like they did with the last gen though, 4930K had the same cores as the extreme version.

Not out of my price range but it would be wasted on me due to only gaming with 1 GPU and not needing a gazillion gigs of ram Quote

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