ASUS X99-Deluxe II: The very epitome of luxury
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ASUS X99-Deluxe II: The very epitome of luxury


9/10
Overall rating 9/10

The ASUS X99-Deluxe II is a motherboard made for Intel's latest Extreme Core CPUs, and it's bundled with a whole lot of peripherals and features.

Performance:
9
Features:
9
Value:
9
THE GOOD
Motherboard has a solid build
Comes with a plethora of peripherals and features
Abundance of connection options makes this motherboard future-proof
THE BAD
No USB 3.1 Type-C or Type-A internal connectors

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type Broadwell-E and Haswell-E, X99 Chipset
Memory Up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM at speeds exceeding 3,333MHz
Storage
  • 2x U.2 Port
  • 1x M.2 Socket 3 with vertical M key design
  • 1x SATA Express
  • 8x SATA 6Gb/s ports (Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 10)
Audio
  • Realtek ALC1150 8-Channel HD Audio Codec featuring Crystal Sound 3
  • DTS Connect
  • DTS Studio Sound
  • Optical S/PDIF out ports at rear I/O
Networking
  • 1x Intel I218V LAN port
  • 1x Intel I211-AT LAN port
  • Dual Gigabit LAN controllers
  • ASUS Turbo LAN Utility
  • ASUS LANGuard
Rear I/O
  • 2x LAN ports (RJ45)
  • 3x USB 3.1 Type-A
  • 1x USB 3.1 Type-C
  • 4x USB 3.0
  • 4x USB 2.0
  • 1x Optical S/PDIF out
  • 5x Audio jacks
  • 1x USB BIOS Flashback Button
  • 1x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! module
Internal Connectors
  • 1 x AAFP connector
  • 1 x Aura RGB Strip Header
  • 2 x USB 3.0 connectors supports additional 4 USB 3.0 ports
  • 1 x USB 2.0 connectors supports additional 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 x SATA Express connector
  • 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with vertical M Key design, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (Support PCIE SSD only)
  • 1 x TPM connector
  • 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connector
  • 1 x CPU Fan connector
  • 1 x CPU OPT Fan connectors
  • 2 x Chassis Fan connectors
  • 1 x S/PDIF out header
  • 1 x Thunderbolt header
  • 1 x 24-pin EATX power connector
  • 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
  • 1 x EZ XMP switch
  • 1 x SLI / CrossFireX switch
  • 1 x System panel (Q-Connector)
  • 1 x DRCT header
  • 1 x MemOK! button
  • 1 x Thermal sensor connector
  • 1 x CPU/DRAM overvoltage jumper
  • 1 x Power-on button
  • 1 x Reset button
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button
  • 1 x 5-pin Extension Fan connector
  • 1 x Water Pump header
  • 1 x High AMP Fan header
Expansion Slots
  • 40-Lane CPU:
  • 4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16, x16/x16, x16/x16/x8, x8/x8/x8/x8)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x1 mode)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • 28-Lane CPU:
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16, x16/x8, x8/x8/x8)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
Form Factor ATX