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post #101 of 144
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Originally Posted by damarad21 View Post

I cannot believe how ASUS used less quality components for the new revision... Does anyone know if new releases for broadwell have good electronics again?

It's not a matter of revision.
It is a matter of tier.

The asus X99 Deluxe is the top tier X99 (non gaming) Asus Mainboard.
As such, it offers the biggest amount of extras and the highest quality components.
The X99-Pro is the Middle tier. It has a bit lower quality VRM components.
The X99-A is the bottom tier board. As such it offers the least extras.

For reference, the X99 Deluxe is top.
X99-S is the deluxe in board design and components but missing extra features (Wi-fi, Ethernet)
X99-A is X99-Pro in board design and components but missing extra features (Wi-fi, Ethernet).
The cooling solution on the X99-Pro is the same as the Deluxe, but the circuirtry is the same as the X99-A.

in regard to VRM:
X99 deluxe = X99-S > X99-Pro = X99-A.

Hope this helps clear the differences.

Cheers!
post #102 of 144
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Originally Posted by Gdourado View Post

It's not a matter of revision.
It is a matter of tier.

The asus X99 Deluxe is the top tier X99 (non gaming) Asus Mainboard.
As such, it offers the biggest amount of extras and the highest quality components.
The X99-Pro is the Middle tier. It has a bit lower quality VRM components.
The X99-A is the bottom tier board. As such it offers the least extras.

For reference, the X99 Deluxe is top.
X99-S is the deluxe in board design and components but missing extra features (Wi-fi, Ethernet)
X99-A is X99-Pro in board design and components but missing extra features (Wi-fi, Ethernet).
The cooling solution on the X99-Pro is the same as the Deluxe, but the circuirtry is the same as the X99-A.

in regard to VRM:
X99 deluxe = X99-S > X99-Pro = X99-A.

Hope this helps clear the differences.

Cheers!
post #103 of 144
Great explanation !! So in terms of stability, quality and overcklock I should follow that rule if I do not mind usb 3.1
post #104 of 144
Well, nearly impossible to find a x99-S in Spain. There are only A version or deluxe, sabertooth, etc or go to another brand. It's being a challenge to make the right decision.
post #105 of 144
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Originally Posted by damarad21 View Post

Great explanation !! So in terms of stability, quality and overcklock I should follow that rule if I do not mind usb 3.1

Depends on what you want in a board.
I don't use a ton of peripherals.
My pc is not on a network, so I don't need many network ports.
I value performance, so I decided on the best VRM. The x99 deluxe is too expensive for what I need, since I would be paying for features I don't use, value or need.
Your usage may vary, so the deluxe might be worth it.
Or even the A.
You will most certainly be limited by the cpu to overclock before the board and it's vrm introduce a limitation to what you can pull from the chip with consumer grade cooling, even custom loops.
post #106 of 144
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Originally Posted by damarad21 View Post

Well, nearly impossible to find a x99-S in Spain. There are only A version or deluxe, sabertooth, etc or go to another brand. It's being a challenge to make the right decision.

There is one at amazon.de
https://www.amazon.de/Asus-X99-S-Mainboard-Speicher-Thunderbolt/dp/B00N1XQ4F8/ref=sr_1_75?m=A8KICS1PHF7ZO&s=warehouse-deals&ie=UTF8&qid=1464680955&sr=1-75
post #107 of 144
Yes I've seen it, but it's second hand and in not best condition. I'll wait to see if I can get any other board.

Ahh, well done getting the 5960X , after saw the first broadwell reviews we did well !!!!
post #108 of 144
I cannot wait for deluxe 2 any more.... So for same price which one do you choose? Sabertooth or x99 deluxe usb 3.1? Around 375€...and doom promotion?
post #109 of 144
Deluxe, not even in same class. Saber should be around 300 afaik.
post #110 of 144
Are there many diferences Between deluxe 2 vs deluxe usb3.1? I have a 5960X waiting and Amazon trial period is almost gone. I really need to check if the creature is worth it or not. Crossing fingers it is not lazy...
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