ASUS Adds High End Prime X299-Deluxe II and ROG Dominus Extreme
In the wake of Intel announcing it’s in 9th generation CPU’s ASUS has announced the release of 2 new X299 chipset motherboards that will support all the latest releases.
Prime X299-Deluxe II
As a side effect to this update the Prime X299-Deluxe II will drop support for the four core Kaby Lake-X processors however it will get support for up to 18 cores, quad channel memory and 44 PCIe lanes. The big point for overclockers is the inclusion of 12 power phases for the CPU socket as well as 2 phases for the DRAM, this there is a need for dual eight pin connectors on the board.
More power means more heat and ASUS has address that too with better and larger heatsinks that will dissipate the heat, also on the cooling side are two heat pump headers and five fan headers, but wait, there’s more, a Fan Extension Card II is also included which adds six more fan headers and three temperature sensors.
On the storage side there is two M.2 with heatsinks as well as another vertical orientated near the ram, while there are plenty of ports with Thunderbolt (Type-C) and USB 3.1 Gen 2, 5Gbit Ethernet + standard gigabit Ethernet is also available.
Wow just wow, this thing is a beast, with twelve DDR4 RAM slots supporting up to 192GB of RAM with dual DIMM.2 slots at each end giving you a total of four NVME drives add to that four PCIe 16x slots and there’s not much you can’t do.
MORE POWER! this board supports dual power supplies with the ability to connect nine EATX power connectors of which six are exclusively for 12 volt meaning there is a massive 32 power phases under the large heatsink with four fans.
Because everything o this board is overkill, 10 Gigabit Ethernet is almost there along with SupremeFX audio.
With all these features obviously this isn’t the board for everyone however it’s a board for the enthusiasts for sure.