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X99 Motherboards that Support the 6900K out of the box

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Sorry if this has been asked before...

I am about to purchase the 6900K (just couldnt stretch to the 6950X haha)

I want to know if there is a definitive list of the boards that support this without a BIOS update

I was looking at the EVGA Intel X99 FTW K Extreme Gaming

But I am interested in any that are supported to check specs etc - I used Asus on my 3930K

Thanks
post #2 of 5
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Definitely the Asus x99 A II and Asus x99 Deluxe II if anyone wanted to know....
post #3 of 5
All of the Broadwell refresh boards will support it out of the box.

MSI
  • X99A XPower Titanium
  • X99A Gaming Carbon

Asus -
  • the updated X99 WS E 10G
  • Asus Rampage V Edition 10

Gigabyte
  • X99 Designare
  • X99 Phoenix Pro

Asrock
  • X99 Taichi


This is by no means a comprehensive list. At time of this writing, not all of the boards will even be on sale.

Also remember that many boards these days can boot to UEFI and flash to the latest BIOS even if there is no out of the box support.

As far as performance goes, it depends on if you need the cores. The 6900 seems to be topping out at around 4.5 GHz for the fastest ones, at least for a 24-7 OC.
Edited by CrazyElf - 6/15/16 at 9:10pm
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
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OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro x64 LG 27UD68 Ducky Legend with Vortex PBT Doubleshot Backlit... EVGA 1300W G2 
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I am looking to upgrading to a broadwell E processor, but am looking at the Intel 6800k processor. I am too having issues finding a board that has "Out of the box" support. I have my eyes set on this one..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128885

But, reading the more recent reviews say that the bios isn't updated to the latest version so its not going to post until I manage to find a processor to fit into to update. It looks like Gigibyte did release a bios for these boards just yesterday for the extreme 6000 series. If I'll I'll get an updated motherboard is anybody's guess. Would really like out of the box support for when I put this computer together. Suggestions ?
Edited by Zaniaac - 6/17/16 at 7:33am
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Originally Posted by Zaniaac View Post

I am looking to upgrading to a broadwell E processor, but am looking at the Intel 6800k processor. I am too having issues finding a board that has "Out of the box" support. I have my eyes set on this one..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128885

But, reading the more recent reviews say that the bios isn't updated to the latest version so its not going to post until I manage to find a processor to fit into to update. It looks like Gigibyte did release a bios for these boards just yesterday for the extreme 6000 series. If I'll I'll get an updated motherboard is anybody's guess. Would really like out of the box support for when I put this computer together. Suggestions ?

I took a look at those reviews and talked to my team. The BIOS that supports the new Broadwell-E CPU's was released in January, thus any board produced after January will have a BIOS that works. Most warehouses work off FIFO - however that's not a guarantee a board hasn't been sitting idle for awhile. Warehouses are big and you'd be suprised how easy it is for a pallet to be misplaced and discovered later on wink.gif

That being said *most* boards should be able to boot and update to F22 (They may have F20 or F21). If however you get a board that for some reason does not have F20/21/22 we will cross ship you a board free!

Other options:
  • The X99-SLI (Non-P) has a Q-Flash+ slot. Which means you can flash a new BIOS without even installing a CPU.
  • All our new X99 (Ultra Gaming / Phoenix / Designare) will work with Broadwell-E
  • You can look for other boards with Q-Flash+ - They have this special white port:




If you have any other questions feel free to ask them here or PM me.
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