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ROG Strix X299-E Gaming (X299, LGA2066) - info, experience, BIOSes

Level 13
Intel public HEDT CPus with platfrom Intel X299 at Computex 2017. The CPU reviews are still under embargo for short time ,-). But some informations are officially out and OK with Intels NDA.

Intel X299 is really highend chipset for enthusiast CPUs. This year very powerfull, much more than anyone hoped. Because this year is AMD also very strong at CPU side (Announced not only 8 cores with SMT, but also up to 16C with SMT for AMD X399), Intel will launch step by step 6C/12T, 8C/16T, 10C/20T....Everything?:) Nooo, continue it with 12C/24T, 14C/28T, 16C/32T and new flagship 18C/36T !!!

New LGA2066 will be new one after 2011v3...Great value is, you can put in two generation CPUs. More info bellow.
1) Kabylake-X with new CPUs Core i5 X a Core i7 X. Those CPUs are KabyLake-X. Its basically Kabylake with more capacitors and bigger heatspreader. This could help with higher overclocking than classic Kabylakes. Kabylake-X have support only for dualchannel mode (up to 2666 MHz 1.2V). After XMP mode or manualy tweaking you can except everything between 3600 MHz to 4400 MHz at DRAM effective frequency.
2)Skylake-X, are HEDT processors Core i7 X and new Core i9 X. Starting as 6C/12T and up to crazy 18C/36T
There is support for Quadchannel memory. Based at first results on web, the memory clock we can expect overclocking of RAM around 3200 to 3800 MHz. All depends on type of memory chips, quality of IMC particular piece of CPU.

APEX series replaced Extreme series in extreme overclocking segment (yes, all fans of DICE, LN2 and LHe are focus directly at this board). This board broked many WRs after first day 🙂 There is exmaple with informations about records from 31.5.2017. Rampage Extreme is for enthusiast, wattercooling setups, casemodders etc. Strix series is ideal part for daily overlcocking (of course, it can handle LN2 too !) and gamers, streamers...

Strix X299-E Gaming

Motherboard looking clean and nice design. And wow, thats ATX, no eATX! So u dont need bigger case for it. I like "3D" lightning AURA effect in the middle.

The board has support for up to 128 GB DDR4 in quadchannel for SK-X or 64GB dualchannel for KB-X processors. You can see the front USB3.1 connector and a little up is one slot for M.2 disc. The second you can put near the southbridge chipset (this second can be passive cooled via heatsink).

As always, how the PCIe lines are distribution for GPUs

And yes, connectivity is solid, WiFi, Intel LAN, SupremeFX audi, RGB headers, post code display, wattercooling zone. And of course, all ROG gaming features in sofware bundle.

Who knows me, knows me ;)....AMD 3000+, AMD x2 4600+ EE, AMD X4 955 BE C2,2x AMD X4 965 BE C3, AMD X4 970 BE C3, AMD x4 975 BE, AMD x4 980 BE, AMD X6 1090T BE, AMD x6 1100T BE, 2x AMD FX-8120, 2x AMD FX-8150, FX-6300, FX-8300, FX-8320E, FX-8320, FX-8350, FX-8370, FX-8370E, FX-9370, FX-9590, AMD A8-3850, AMD A8-3870K, A8-5600K, A10-5800K, A10-6800K, A10-7850K, A10-7870K, A 5150, Athlon x4 860K, Intel i7-5960X, i7-6700K, Intel i7-4770K, Intel i7-980x, Intel i7 2600k, Intel i7-3770K, i7-3930K.

Level 11
There really is no reason to upgrade, put a X99 next to this info and what do you get? 4 more pcie lanes. X99 cost less and you can have 40 pcie lanes for almost half the total price, and the Bios are more mature.

Looks cool but not enough "bling" IMPO. I think the "gaming" MBs should have more lighting than others*

Level 7
Well the lighting is ok. More important, the cooling of the mosfets and their strength lacks behind for a rather premium board that should handle all overclocking fine. I don't want to step on anyones toes but also it's way overpriced for stupid gamers who buy everything that has "gaming" in it's name.

Just upgraded my system from a 5yr old Sandy Bridge-E i7-3930K on a RIVE board. I now have the ASUS Strix X299-E Gaming with a i9-7900X. I'm wanting to know what you guys are using for BIOS setting with this board. when I built my last system I did lots of research for what setting to use for power saving 24/7 everyday use or MAX stable OCing. This board is new and I can't find anything out there for what people are setting their systems to. I'm more interested in power saving 24/7 use but also want to know what to change for max and reliable OC for benching. I primarily just use it for web surfing or watching youtube etc... I do game at 5760x1080 at 144Hz with my (3) ASUS VG248. I'm waiting for ASUS to release their ROG Swift PG27UQ Gaming Monitor – 27” 4K (3840 x 2160), 144Hz, HDR, G-SYNC but currently using 55" Samsung 7000series 4K TV for video/movie watching as unplayable gaming with only 30FPS screen. I will upgrade to 1 or 2 1080ti or wait for next gen to release by end of year and hope for better SLI to come back as I miss how my triple 670s or 770s SLIed so well. For gaming having motherboard and CPU turned down for power saving will work fine as anymore the GPU does the bulk work. I am getting into video editing and 3d modeling so thats the reason for the high end CPU for those who will inevitably ask. So again mostly 24/7 power saving low temp mode. But also want to know what to set for occasional high end max performance. Thanks in advance.

Rig: i9-7900X, ASUS Strix X299-E Gaming, 32GB(4x8) EVGA DDR4 3000Mhz Cl-15, EVGA Classified Supernova 1500W, EVGA 980Ti Classified, MSI 980 Gaming 4G, Corsair H110, CoolerMaster COSMOS II, (3) ASUS VG248 144Hz 1080, Samsung 55" 7000series 4K