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There’s a lot to like about the ASUS X99 Deluxe.
While the gaming-focused board features a number of cool features, such as its Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080Ti graphics, the main attraction for us was the processor.
The $699.99 price tag is well-deserved considering the ASUS is designed for enthusiasts and gamers who want a powerhouse.
The Core i7-7700K is the most powerful quad-core processor in the world, and its powerful Intel Core i5-8400K processor is also a powerful beast.
But that’s not the only cool feature.
With the X99, ASUS is bringing its best gaming-oriented design to its mainstream offerings, including the ASUS ROG Strix and ROG Maximus VI Hero.
It has a 5th-gen Core i9-7980XE chip and a 6th-generation Core i8-7600K, with the latter also sporting 4GB of RAM.
Both chips are paired with a 12-core AMD Ryzen 7 1700X CPU.
There’s also an 8th-core Ryzen 7 1800X CPU and a 10th-tier Ryzen 7 1900X CPU, which are paired up with Intel’s Skylake CPUs.
Both are based on the AMD Opteron architecture and feature eight cores and four threads.
The ROG ROG STRIX is the more powerful of the two, with a quad-channel XFX GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card.
That GPU offers up to 8GB of memory and a 256GB SSD, as well as a 6-core i7 7700K CPU, 12GB of GDDR5X RAM, a 256-bit PCIe x16 SSD, and an 8-core Nvidia GeForce 1060M graphics card with 8GB VRAM.
The X99 is also powered by an Nvidia GeForce RX Vega 64 graphics card, which is paired with an Intel Core m7-8550U quad-GPU setup.
The Asus X99 includes an 8GB DDR4 RAM kit, with up to 32GB of the chip installed.
The card can be purchased with a standard 1TB PCIe SSD, or with an additional 256GB NVMe SSD.
The onboard storage is configured with 512GB of PCIe 3.0 and the option of 256GB PCIe SSDs is supported.
The ASUS X79 Deluxe includes a 12GB DDR3 RAM kit and an extra 256GB SATA SSD.
It also has a 10-core Intel Core FX 8700 processor with up 1.5TB of memory.
It’s paired up in the same configuration as the X79, with one of the Intel Core X67 processors.
It supports up to 2TB of DDR3 memory, up to 16GB of DDR4 memory, and up to 256GB of NVMe storage.
A custom design, the ASUS RGB LED lighting kit, is also included, which allows for an extra 10 LEDs to be flashed when you want to add additional illumination.
The ASUS RGB LEDs are paired in the form of a LED-array, and they provide a variety of lighting effects when the system is running, from a dark, ambient, or even night-time mode.
You can also set the RGB LEDs to change from a blue LED to a red LED, and the RGB LED lights can be turned off and on individually.
The RGB LEDs can be paired with either a 7-inch or 10-inch screen.
The Asus RGB LED Lighting Kit is sold separately, and it comes with two RGB LEDs for $99.99.
The standard RGB LED kit can be found for $129.99, and you can add an extra RGB LED for $109.99 on the Asus X79.