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post #191 of 431
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When do you guys estimate these things will be out?

And as far as the 6 pin power input near the PCIe slots goes, will it be necessary at all, or just for stability, or what? What about the dual CPU power inputs? Do I need to power both to use a 5820k?

As far as I believe, no. I don't think both are needed - they can just provide a more stable power suply to the CPU when overclocking if both used.

But if I am wrong, please someone correct me smile.gif.
post #192 of 431
Just for the total elimination of any doubt / confusion, Juan Jose Guerrero from Asus on Twitter confirming that the M.2 speed is upto 10 Gbps (based on the X99 chipset PCIe 2.0 x2 lanes). I think most of us realise this already, but some of the sloppy "previews" from the media have confused the issue.

I am still torn between this and the upcoming EVGA Micro2. Probably the EVGA for me. But not definitely!
post #193 of 431
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Just for the total elimination of any doubt / confusion, Juan Jose Guerrero from Asus on Twitter confirming that the M.2 speed is upto 10 Gbps (based on the X99 chipset PCIe 2.0 x2 lanes). I think most of us realise this already, but some of the sloppy "previews" from the media have confused the issue.

I am still torn between this and the upcoming EVGA Micro2. Probably the EVGA for me. But not definitely!

yeah I saw this - kinda dissapointing as it does restrict things in the future. That said, I still think that its better than the EVGA and I can always use one of the PCI-E slots if I really want 32Gb/s for M.2 in the future.
post #194 of 431
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...That said, I still think that its better than the EVGA...

Why is it better than the EVGA Micro 2, for you?
post #195 of 431
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Why is it better than the EVGA Micro 2, for you?

ahh you making me doubt myself tongue.gif

I do think the bios is nicer on the ASUS boards and I personally like Asus as a brand more than EVGA (not that I have heard anything wrong with either)

The Asus has inbuilt AC WIFI (not that I will probably use it but it is a nice extra) and Dual Gigabit Ethernet. Also I believe that the heatsinks will probably be more effective on the ASUS.

Also the EVGA has no PS2 port frown.gif

The only reason at the moment I have to why I prefer the EVGA is the M.2 speed.

Is there anything else that makes the EVGA look better?



(also there is the price - neither have released a release date or price yet)
post #196 of 431
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ahh you making me doubt myself tongue.gif
Sorry.
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The Asus has inbuilt AC WIFI (not that I will probably use it but it is a nice extra) and Dual Gigabit Ethernet. Also I believe that the heatsinks will probably be more effective on the ASUS.
Okay, fair enough on all that. I particularly agree with you about Asus's choice of heatsinks.
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Also the EVGA has no PS2 port frown.gif
Haa: very good!
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The only reason at the moment I have to why I prefer the EVGA is the M.2 speed. Is there anything else that makes the EVGA look better?
Nope. In fact the other think the Asus might have in its favour is 12 phase rather than 10 phase VRMs, but in real terms that will make zero difference. And looks / colour hints which is total personal choice. But the thing for me is that I will probably have 1 512GB M.2 boot drive and one 5,400 rpm WD Red 3TB HDD, so I would rather have the M.2 blisteringly fast, rather than just mere blindly fast! But I agree, the Asus look... umm Ace? Why can't we have EVERYTHING on 1 board? Just greedy!
post #197 of 431
I'm gonna be putting the board (not sure what to get yet) in a CaseLabs s5, and I"m a sucker for the decode led bug thing, and I can actually see it on this motherboard, whereas on the EVGA one I can't see it from where I'm sitting. Little things make a big difference.
post #198 of 431
I never understand why motherboard makers feel the need to put so many USB ports on the back?

I mean the

EVGA Micro2 has 9 (+ internal headers/ for front of case)
ASUS x99m-WS has 8 (14 including internal headers)

Who actually needs that many? I don't think I have ever used more than 3, or maybe occasionally 4.

Surely those lanes could be better utilized?
post #199 of 431
Agreed on the USBs. But then on an mATX I will not be using 8 SATA (Asus) or 10 SATA (EVGA) ports either. But I suppose some people might use these for servers or something like that.
post #200 of 431
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Agreed on the USBs. But then on an mATX I will not be using 8 SATA (Asus) or 10 SATA (EVGA) ports either. But I suppose some people might use these for servers or something like that.

I have a couple servers - I don't use a single USB. All a server needs is a Power cable and Gigabit ethernet.

I just don't see why someone would need 14 USB ports (and if they do, they are probably doing something wrong tongue.gif)
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