Asus X299 Motherboards For Skylake-X And Kaby Lake-X Revealed
The first of the X series CPUs are out now and you can check out what reviewers have to say about them. Asus is one of the key players in the motherboard market and the company is known to make the best motherboards on the market. While that might depend on your preference here we have the Asus X299 motherboards that you can buy.
The entry-level Asus X299 motherboards are the X299-A and the X299-Deluxe. These are part of the Prime series. These are ATX board with eight DDR4 DIMM slots. You also get 3 PCI Express slots one the X299-A, which will come in handy when using a multiple GPU configuration. The motherboard has all the connections that you will need.
Prime X299 Deluxe has an additional PCIe slot for another GPU that you might want to plug in. The motherboard also comes with a Thunderbolt 3.0 expansion card. The motherboard also has an onboard display that can show you different statistics like CPU temperature and what not. the Rampage VI Extreme and the Rampage VI Apex are the higher-end motherboards in the series.
The Rampage VI Extreme also comes with an onboard display that you will find useful in the long run. You also get U.2 and M.2 support for fast storage and boot times. These motherboards are for overclockers that not only need functionality but look for aesthetics as well. You have all the RGB compatibility that you need.
The Strix X299-E Gaming is also a great option that is similar to the entry-level motherboards but with the RGB goodness, it looks better than the bare-bones entry-level motherboards. This is something that you might want to look into if you are not willing to spend a fortune on an X299 motherboard.
Next in line, we have the TUF X299 Mark 2, this is one of the high-end Asus X299 motherboards but it is stripped down and does not have thermal armor. The TUF X299 Mark 1, on the other hand, features the thermal armor as well as the backplate so you can admire the motherboard, not only for the functionality that it provides but also for the looks.
Let us know what you think about these Asus X299 motherboards and which one you are interested in buying.