Point to note is that the new platform using v3 socket LGA-2011 also has design similarities with socket LGA-2011 Sandy Bridge-E and Ivy Bridge-E but no backwards compatibility. This also means that Core i7-5930K chip Haswell-E will not run on older X79 motherboard and back Ivy Bridge-E chip 4960X does not run with the new motherboard.
In addition, the platform Haswell-E also supports new generation DDR4 memory with two major enhancements power consumption is reduced to 1.2 V and greater bandwidth thanks to development of transmission line (bus) completely new.
Besides, Asus x99 Deluxe is equipped with a number of technological features of the company as Dual Intelligent Processors 5 (technology dual-processor smart 5th generation) includes the components Turbo App, Fan Expert 3, TPU, Digi + Power Control and EPU helps users manage and configure the system simpler, easier to use.
Technology OC added some leg socket (pin) side of the socket LGA-2011 v3 automatically activated, allowing controlled power level for more accurate processor also helps system stability and overclockability . T-topology circuit design to minimize noise impairs communication signals between the processor and RAM so dissimilar impedance.
In addition to the advantages inherited from the previous generation, the new form of the Asus motherboard also supports enhanced M.2 SSD and SATA Express standard with a number of new features such as the ability to manage power more efficiently, support micro SSD (μSSD) and single-chip SSD storage devices in embedded (embedded SSD).
Compared to SATA 3.0, PCI Express and SATA Express PCI Express 3.0 uses for data transfer and bandwidth reaching 10 Gb / s, ie about 67% higher should help minimize system bottlenecks stock bottle when accessing data. This is especially meaningful for the system to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Equally impressive is the “staging” RAM slots for up to 8 slots running in the four channels (quad channel), supporting DDR4 RAM clocked from 2133 to 3.200MHz with a total memory capacity up to 64GB. Technology XMP (Intel Extreme Memory Profile) helps users easily optimize RAM parameters with just a few simple settings in the BIOS.
However in reality shows, to configure the test run stable with Kingston HyperX Predator memory kit HX430C15PB2K4 / 16 (16GB DDR4, bus 3.000MHz), in addition to setting mode, the XMP profile Test Lab also have to increase the voltage RAM and CPU level is 1,36V 1,55V.
The motherboard has five PCI Express x16 slot to 3.0 for discrete graphics, supports bandwidth up to 16x – 16x in the case of pairing two cards under the 2-way CrossFire technology or SLI. Maximum cases, users can mount and run five simultaneous graphics card with 8x bandwidth each card but only for show than actual use. There’s also a PCI Express x16 slot running at x4 mode suitable for the standard SSD M.2.