But does someone knows why Asus take so much times to Release the Maximus viii Extreme mobo's ? It's a bit annoying if you waiting for the mobo's while you will build a new system
Their description of the I/O means it is using an Intel Alpine Ridge Thunderbolt 3/USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller on it. Gigabyte seemed to have an exclusivity deal with Intel for the launch, but I'm guessing it will soon end and the M8E will be launched at that point.
Gigabyte does not have any type of exclusive deal regarding Alpine Ridge. Initial bootup of the board a few days ago. Maximus VIII Extreme - Corsair Vengeance LPX (X99) 2800 4x4GB. XMP 1 profile.
I believe that release date is the assembly edition, I would really like to know if they are releasing the original shown last month