ASUS X99 Strix Review
Category : X99
Published by Marc Büchel on 04.10.16
With the X99 Stirx, ASUS has one of the most interesting boards for Intels latest Broadwell-E processors. A quick look around the PCB reveals there is one U.2 port as well as an M.2 x4 SSD slot, improved lighting and the new Aura header to direclty connect LED strips to the motherboard. At this point we're already really curious to find out what this board is capable of.






With the X99 Strix ASUS has their first Strix branded motherboard in their portfolio. At a first glance it appears that this model is a scaled down version of the Rampage V Edition 10, yet it still comes with a ton of features and good looking design.

Page 1 - Introduction Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 3 - Features Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 4 - Layout Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 19 - Tomb Raider
Page 6 - BIOS Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 7 - Test setup Page 21 - Thief
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 22 - Right Mark Audio Analyzer
Page 9 - 3DMark Page 23 - BCLK Overclocking
Page 10 - 3DMark 11 Page 24 - Power Consumption
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage Page 25 - Performance Rating
Page 12 - PC Mark 8 Page 26 - Price Comparison
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 27 - Conclusion
Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2  
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Specs and Delivery

Chipset Intel X99
Memory Quad Channel DDR4, 8 x DIMM, Max. 128 GB DDR3, 3333 (O.C.) Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Multi-GPU
  • Supports NVIDIA 3-way SLI Technology
  • Supports AMD 3-way CrossFireX Technology
Slots
  • 40 Lane CPU
    • 1-way: x16/ x0/ x0/ x0/ x0
    • 2-way: x16/ x0/ x0/ x16/ x0
    • 3-way: x16/ x0/ x0/ x16/ x8
  • 28 Lane CPU
    • 1-way: x16/ x0/ x0/ x0/ x0
    • 2-way: x16/ x0/ x0/ x8/ x0
    • 3-way: x8/ x8/ x0/ x8/ x0
Sound ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
  • Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
  • SupremeFX Shielding Technology
  • ELNA premium audio capacitors
Storage
  • 1 x SATA Express port
  • 1 x M.2 socket 3
  • 1 x U.2 socket 3
  • 8 x SATA 6Gbps port
  • Supports Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Network
  • Intel I218V Gigabit LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz
  • Bluetooth V4.0, Bluetooth V3.0+HS
Internal Connectors
  • 1 x U.2 port
  • 1 x AAFP connector
  • 1 x Aura RGB Strip Header
  • 2 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.0 port(s)
  • 2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
  • 1 x SATA Express connector: , Compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
  • 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key design, type 2242/2260/2280/22110
  • 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
  • 1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
  • 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
  • 2 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
  • 1 x Thunderbolt header(s)
  • 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
  • 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
  • 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
  • 1 x EZ XMP switch
  • 1 x 5-pin EXT_FAN(Extension Fan) connector
  • 1 x DRCT header(s)
  • 1 x MemOK! button(s)
  • 1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
  • 1 x CPU OV
  • 1 x Power-on button(s)
  • 1 x Reset button(s)
  • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
  • 1 x Water Pump header (4-pin)
  • 1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header(s)
  • 1 x 14-1 pin TPM connector
  • 1 x COM port header
  • 1 x High AMP Fan header (4-pin)
Extrenal Connectors
  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
  • 1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
  • 1 x USB 3.1 (red)Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.1 (black)Type-C
  • 4 x USB 3.0 (blue)
  • 4 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to USB BIOS Flashback)
  • 5 x Audio jack(s)
  • 1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)
  • 1 x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! module (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v4.0
Forfactor ATX (30.5cm x 27.2cm)
BIOS Bios (128 Mb flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS)


   



Page 1 - Introduction Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 3 - Features Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 4 - Layout Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 19 - Tomb Raider
Page 6 - BIOS Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 7 - Test setup Page 21 - Thief
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 22 - Right Mark Audio Analyzer
Page 9 - 3DMark Page 23 - BCLK Overclocking
Page 10 - 3DMark 11 Page 24 - Power Consumption
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage Page 25 - Performance Rating
Page 12 - PC Mark 8 Page 26 - Price Comparison
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 27 - Conclusion
Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2  
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Features

Digi+ Power Design

Since quite some time ASUS has been equipping its boards with digital power designs. Using the right software it is not only possible to adjust voltages while being in Windows on can now also control impedances. Furthermore this board features high quality 10K black metallic capacitor which guarantee a long lifespan.
 

ASUS OC Socket

With their OC Socket ASUS is using more pins then on Intel’s reference design. ASUS claims, that these pins help maintaining highest possible CPU voltage stability even when a CPU is being overclocked to more than 5.0 GHz. In other words there is a lower voltage drop when you’re feeding your HEDT CPU with higher voltages at very high clock speeds. This is especially helpful if you do extreme overclocking, since in this case voltage drops can cause instability. Basically the more stable the current and voltage supply is the more likely it is to run a CPU at insane frequency, thus increasing the likelihood to break world records.
 

Aura Lighting

Aura Lighting is basically ASUS's name for extensive RGB lighting. For that purpose the company decided to backlight several different parts on this motherboard. There is for example the I/O shield, the shroud covering the I/O shield, the release clamps at the end of each PCI-Express x16 slot, the PCH heatsink as well as the entire right edge of the board. Apart from that there is also a header to connect RGB LED strips to the motherboard, which can then be controlled via ASUS's integrated software.
 

ASUS Fan Xpert 4

ASUS Fan Xpert 3 provides customizable settings for fans that have been attached directly to the onboard fan headers. With the Fan Auto Tuning feature, ASUS Fan Xpert 3 automatically detects and tweaks all fan speeds and in the end reduces unwanted noise.
   

M.2/U.2 Support

The ASUS X99 Strix motherboard features one M.2 and one U.2 slots. All three have been wired directly to the X99 PCH via four PCI Express 3.0 lanes, which means that up to 32 Gbps can be pushed over the bus through these slots and that translates into 4 Gigabyte per second.
   

SupremeFX

The onboard audio on this board is very similar to the implementation we find on other X99 based ASUS motherbaords. Supporting up to eight channels, the SupremeFX solution received shielding from other onboard components. Apart from that there are high quality ELNA capacitors offering as clear as possible audio. ASUS is also covered the audio chip with black chrome to minimize electromagnetic interferences.
 


Page 1 - Introduction Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 3 - Features Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 4 - Layout Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 19 - Tomb Raider
Page 6 - BIOS Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 7 - Test setup Page 21 - Thief
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 22 - Right Mark Audio Analyzer
Page 9 - 3DMark Page 23 - BCLK Overclocking
Page 10 - 3DMark 11 Page 24 - Power Consumption
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage Page 25 - Performance Rating
Page 12 - PC Mark 8 Page 26 - Price Comparison
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 27 - Conclusion
Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2  
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Layout


Already at a first glance the ASUS X99 Strix is a great looking motherboard, with a simple yet attractive color scheme. Most of the board is black and there are some elements gray and some silver. Apart from that there is the RGB lighting we already mentioned, which allows you to make the board shine in your preferred color. The layout itself is well thought and since ASUS is always taking Intel's reference specifications regarding socket clearance into account, there is enough space to install large aircoolers. The fact that there are SATA connectors which have been angled by 90 degrees allows an easy installation of oversized graphics cards.


  

The ASUS X99 Strix comes with a digital 8+4 phase power design. The CPU is backed by eight phases and the memory receives a stable current supply from four individual phases. Furthermore ASUS equips this board with their so called "BlackWing Chokes". Apart from that these chokes can cope with up to 60A per phase. A closer look at the capacitors reveals there are 10K Black Metallic Caps, which have an average life span of 10'000 hours.


  


There are eight DIMM-slots on the X99 Strix. Officially supported is DDR4 with up to 3333 MHz. There is enough space between the DIMM-slots and the CPU socket which means that you won't run into any compatibility problems with large coolers even when you choose to install RAM with big heatspreaders. Also supported are Xtreme Memory Profiles (XMP) in version 2.0.


The heatsinks of today’s motherboards, especially when it comes to the high-end motherbaords, greatly add to the overall looks of a product. What ASUS is doing usually when it comes to their ROG motherboards is changing the shape of the individual blocks by a little bit in order to freshen up the looks in general. A great idea, which emerged during the past year was to make the VRM cooler next to the DIMM slots on the left side cover the I/O connectors. This way the design appears to be cleaner and less crowded. Looking for heatsinks we find two aluminum blocks covering the VRM area, another block below the CPU socket and one additional heatsink cooling the PCH. The two latter blocks have been integrated into ASUS's so called Aura, lighting system.

  


Page 1 - Introduction Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 3 - Features Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 4 - Layout Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 19 - Tomb Raider
Page 6 - BIOS Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 7 - Test setup Page 21 - Thief
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 22 - Right Mark Audio Analyzer
Page 9 - 3DMark Page 23 - BCLK Overclocking
Page 10 - 3DMark 11 Page 24 - Power Consumption
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage Page 25 - Performance Rating
Page 12 - PC Mark 8 Page 26 - Price Comparison
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 27 - Conclusion
Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2  
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Connectors and I/O


On this board there are ten angled SATA ports, which are located as usual in the bottom half on the right hand side of the board. All of these ports offer SATA III capabilities with up to 6Gbps transfer speeds. Next to the usual SATA ports there are also two SATA Express connectors. All of them have been wired to the PCH. Shifting the focus to the expansion slots we find four PCI Express 3.0 as well as two x1 slots. Should you be using a CPU offering 40 lanes there are the following numbers of lanes available in the case of single, dual, triple and quad GPU configurations: single x16, dual x16/16 and triple x16/x8/x8. In the case of a 28 lane CPU, then you can run single x16, dual x16/x8 and triple x8/x8/x8. Looking for a M.2 slot we find it between the last full-size PCIe slto and the U.2 port, supports up to 32 Gigabit per second throughput.
  


The X99 Strix has been equipped with five 4-pin fan headers. The headers have been placed at different positions on the PCB, while allowing for short ways in order to attach fans easily.

  


  


Looking at the external connectors directly at the back-panel ASUS equipped the X99 Strix with one PS2 mouse/keyboard connector, two USB 3.1 ports (1 x type A and 1 x type C), four USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, one gigabit ethernet port, connectors to attach an antenna for WiFi with ac standard, an optical out and an analogue audio panel. Furtheremore you'll also find a clear CMOS button.


Page 1 - Introduction Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 3 - Features Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 4 - Layout Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 19 - Tomb Raider
Page 6 - BIOS Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 7 - Test setup Page 21 - Thief
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 22 - Right Mark Audio Analyzer
Page 9 - 3DMark Page 23 - BCLK Overclocking
Page 10 - 3DMark 11 Page 24 - Power Consumption
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage Page 25 - Performance Rating
Page 12 - PC Mark 8 Page 26 - Price Comparison
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 27 - Conclusion
Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2  
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BIOS


As usual the ASUS UEFI BIOS looks just great, which means the design is good and the menu is well structured. As soon as you enter the BIOS you see that with this motherboard all is about performance, since you arrive on the page with all the different clock speed and voltage settings. It’s just always surprising to see that with every new platform ASUS manages to set the bar for a great BIOS even higher. What’s just standard is that all the different voltages as well as clock speed can be changed on the first page. Other than that there are pre-defined overclocking profiles for CPU as well as memory overclocking. As we’ve already mentioned in the overclocking part before, this BIOS/board is here to drive your hardware at the absolute limit.



Page 1 - Introduction Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 3 - Features Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 4 - Layout Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 19 - Tomb Raider
Page 6 - BIOS Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 7 - Test setup Page 21 - Thief
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 22 - Right Mark Audio Analyzer
Page 9 - 3DMark Page 23 - BCLK Overclocking
Page 10 - 3DMark 11 Page 24 - Power Consumption
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage Page 25 - Performance Rating
Page 12 - PC Mark 8 Page 26 - Price Comparison
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 27 - Conclusion
Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2  
[pagebreak]

Test setup

Hardware

Motherboard
  • ASRock X99 Extreme6
  • ASRock X99 WS
  • ASRock X99 OC Formula
  • ASRock X99E-ITX/ac
  • ASUS Rampage V Edition 10
  • ASUS Rampage V Extreme
  • ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming
  • ASUS X99-A
  • ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express)
  • ASUS X99 Deluxe
  • ASUS X99 Deluxe II
  • ASUS X99 Sabertooth
  • EVGA X99 Classified
  • Gigabyte X99-UD4
  • Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming
  • Gigabyte X99-SOC Force
  • MSI X99A Godlike Gaming
  • MSI X99S MPower
  • MSI X99A XPower Gaming
Processor Intel Core i7-5960X, 3.5 GHz
Memory 16 GB (4x4) G.Skill Ripjaws4 DDR4-2133 MHz CL15-15-15-35-2T tRFC = 350 Rest all Auto
Graphic card ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti Matrix Platinum
Driver ForceWare 340.52
Hard disk OCZ Arc 100 SSD 240 GB
Power supply Seasonic Platinum 1050W


Page 1 - Introduction Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 3 - Features Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 4 - Layout Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 19 - Tomb Raider
Page 6 - BIOS Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 7 - Test setup Page 21 - Thief
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 22 - Right Mark Audio Analyzer
Page 9 - 3DMark Page 23 - BCLK Overclocking
Page 10 - 3DMark 11 Page 24 - Power Consumption
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage Page 25 - Performance Rating
Page 12 - PC Mark 8 Page 26 - Price Comparison
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 27 - Conclusion
Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2  
[pagebreak]

Preview / Gallery

Product Picture Link to Gallery
   

ASRock X99 Extreme6

   

ASRock X99 OC Formula

   

ASRock X99 WS

   

ASRock X99E-ITX/ac

   

ASUS Rampage V Edition 10

   

ASUS Rampage V Extreme

   

ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming

   

ASUS X99 Deluxe

   

ASUS X99 Deluxe II

   

ASUS X99-A

   

ASUS X99 Sabertooth

   

ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express)

   
 

EVGA X99 Classified

   

Gigabyte X99-UD4

   

Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming

   

Gigabyte X99-SOC Force

   

MSI X99A Godlike Gaming

   

MSI X99S MPower

   

MSI X99A XPower Gaming



Page 1 - Introduction Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 3 - Features Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 4 - Layout Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 19 - Tomb Raider
Page 6 - BIOS Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 7 - Test setup Page 21 - Thief
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 22 - Right Mark Audio Analyzer
Page 9 - 3DMark Page 23 - BCLK Overclocking
Page 10 - 3DMark 11 Page 24 - Power Consumption
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage Page 25 - Performance Rating
Page 12 - PC Mark 8 Page 26 - Price Comparison
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 27 - Conclusion
Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2  
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3DMark

Ice Storm Extreme

3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Score Percent
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 161'898 102.88 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 160'789 102.18 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 159'987 101.67 %
ASRock X99 WS 159'888 101.60 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 159'797 101.55 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 159'688 101.48 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 159'593 101.42 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 159'514 101.37 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 159'566 101.40 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 159'444 101.32 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 159'386 101.28 %
ASUS X99-A 159'157 101.14 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 159'033 101.06 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 158'658 100.82 %
MSI X99S MPower 158'442 100.68 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 158'099 100.47 %
EVGA X99 Classified 157'365 100.00 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 157'217 99.91 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 156'453 99.42 %
more is better


Ice Storm Physics

3DMark Ice Storm Physics Score Percent
ASRock X99 OC Formula 59'720 102.28 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 59'689 102.23 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 59'669 102.19 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 59'653 102.16 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 59'650 102.16 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 59'637 102.14 %
ASUS X99-A 59'636 102.14 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 59'635 102.13 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 59'635 102.13 %
ASRock X99 WS 59'580 102.04 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 59'548 101.98 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 59'520 101.94 %
MSI X99S MPower 59'512 101.92 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 58'473 100.14 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 59'428 101.78 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 58'427 100.07 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 58'410 100.04 %
EVGA X99 Classified 58'389 100.00 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 57'842 99.06 %
more is better


Fire Strike Extreme

3DMark Fire Strike Score Percent
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 5'549 100.85 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 5'542 100.73 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 5'533 100.56 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 5'532 100.55 %
MSI X99S MPower 5'531 100.53 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 5'530 100.51 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 5'529 100.49 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 5'528 100.47 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 5'528 100.47 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 5'528 100.47 %
ASRock X99 WS 5'526 100.44 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 5'523 100.38 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 5'517 100.27 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 5'516 100.25 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 5'514 100.22 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 5'510 100.15 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 5'508 100.11 %
EVGA X99 Classified 5'502 100.00 %
ASUS X99-A 5'498 99.93 %
more is better


Fire Strike Physics

3DMark Fire Strike Physics Score Percent
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 17'227 104.49 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 17'217 104.43 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 17'191 104.27 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 17'181 104.21 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 17'168 104.13 %
MSI X99S MPower 17'166 104.12 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 17'165 104.11 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 17'162 104.09 %
ASRock X99 WS 17'160 104.08 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 17'156 104.06 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 17'142 103.97 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 17'140 103.96 %
ASUS X99-A 17'133 103.92 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 17'100 100.72 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 17'066 103.51 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 16'925 102.66 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 16'891 102.45 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 16'853 102.22 %
EVGA X99 Classified 16'487 100.00 %
more is better


Page 1 - Introduction Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 3 - Features Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 4 - Layout Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 19 - Tomb Raider
Page 6 - BIOS Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 7 - Test setup Page 21 - Thief
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 22 - Right Mark Audio Analyzer
Page 9 - 3DMark Page 23 - BCLK Overclocking
Page 10 - 3DMark 11 Page 24 - Power Consumption
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage Page 25 - Performance Rating
Page 12 - PC Mark 8 Page 26 - Price Comparison
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 27 - Conclusion
Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2  
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3DMark 11

3DMark 11 Total Percent
ASRock X99 OC Formula 15'988 103.87 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 15'968 103.74 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 15'949 103.62 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 15'967 103.74 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 15'947 103.61 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 15'922 103.44 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 15'909 103.36 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 15'908 103.35 %
ASUS X99-A 15'898 103.29 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 15'888 103.22 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 15'838 102.90 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 15'822 102.79 %
ASRock X99 WS 15'777 102.50 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 15'756 102.36 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 15'741 102.27 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 15'652 101.69 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 15'609 101.41 %
MSI X99S MPower 15'455 100.41 %
EVGA X99 Classified 15'392 100.00 %
more is better


CPU

3DMark 11 Physics Percent
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 16'441 107.80 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 16'425 107.70 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 16'422 107.68 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 16'329 107.07 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 16'296 106.85 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 16'279 106.74 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 16'132 105.78 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 16'090 105.50 %
ASUS X99-A 16'070 105.37 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 15'524 101.79 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 15'445 101.27 %
ASRock X99 WS 15'397 100.96 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 15'380 100.85 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 15'324 100.48 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 15'293 100.28 %
MSI X99S MPower 15'280 100.19 %
EVGA X99 Classified 15'251 100.00 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 15'212 99.74 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 14'720 96.52 %
more is better


Page 1 - Introduction Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 3 - Features Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 4 - Layout Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 19 - Tomb Raider
Page 6 - BIOS Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 7 - Test setup Page 21 - Thief
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 22 - Right Mark Audio Analyzer
Page 9 - 3DMark Page 23 - BCLK Overclocking
Page 10 - 3DMark 11 Page 24 - Power Consumption
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage Page 25 - Performance Rating
Page 12 - PC Mark 8 Page 26 - Price Comparison
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 27 - Conclusion
Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2  
[pagebreak]

3DMark Vantage

3DMark Vantage Total Percent
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 50'220 102.51 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 50'187 102.45 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 50'172 102.42 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 50'152 102.38 %
ASUS X99-A 50'081 102.23 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 50'062 102.19 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 50'050 102.17 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 50'042 102.15 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 50'026 102.12 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 50'022 102.11 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 50'001 102.07 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 49'887 101.84 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 49'843 101.75 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 49'836 101.73 %
ASRock X99 WS 49'828 101.71 %
MSI X99S MPower 49'800 101.66 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 49'756 101.57 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 49'362 100.76 %
EVGA X99 Classified 48'988 100.00 %
more is better


3DMark Vantage CPU Percent
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 51'564 102.61 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 51'400 102.29 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 51'396 102.28 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 51'363 102.21 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 51'299 102.09 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 51'289 102.07 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 51'274 102.04 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 51'262 102.01 %
ASRock X99 WS 51'257 102.00 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 51'190 101.87 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 51'167 101.82 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 51'163 101.82 %
MSI X99S MPower 51'102 101.70 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 51'092 101.68 %
ASUS X99-A 51'073 101.64 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 50'899 101.29 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 50'788 101.07 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 50'711 100.92 %
EVGA X99 Classified 50'250 100.00 %
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Page 1 - Introduction Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 3 - Features Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 4 - Layout Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 19 - Tomb Raider
Page 6 - BIOS Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 7 - Test setup Page 21 - Thief
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 22 - Right Mark Audio Analyzer
Page 9 - 3DMark Page 23 - BCLK Overclocking
Page 10 - 3DMark 11 Page 24 - Power Consumption
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage Page 25 - Performance Rating
Page 12 - PC Mark 8 Page 26 - Price Comparison
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 27 - Conclusion
Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2  
[pagebreak]

PC Mark 08

Total

PC Mark 08 Total Percent
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 4'437 103.98 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 4'433 103.89 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 4'430 103.82 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 4'424 103.68 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 4'404 103.21 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 4'402 103.16 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 4'400 103.12 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 4'399 103.09 %
ASRock X99 WS 4'399 103.09 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 4'398 103.07 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 4'398 103.07 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 4'393 102.95 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 4'390 102.88 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 4'390 102.88 %
MSI X99S MPower 4'389 102.86 %
ASUS X99-A 4'388 102.84 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 4'377 102.58 %
EVGA X99 Classified 4'267 100.00 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 4'235 99.25 %
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Web browsing - JunglePin s Percent
EVGA X99 Classified 0.262 100.00 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 0.286 91.61 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 0.288 90.97 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 0.288 90.97 %
ASRock X99 WS 0.288 90.97 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 0.288 99.97 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 0.288 90.97 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 0.288 90.97 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 0.288 90.97 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 0.288 90.97 %
ASUS X99-A 0.288 90.97 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 0.288 99.97 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 0.288 90.97 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 0.288 90.97 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 0.288 90.97 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 0.288 90.97 %
MSI X99S MPower 0.288 90.97 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 0.288 90.97 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 0.290 90.34 %
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Web Browsing Amazonia s Percent
ASRock X99 Extreme6 0.122 100.00 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 0.122 100.00 %
ASRock X99 WS 0.122 100.00 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 0.122 100.00 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 0.122 100.00 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 0.122 100.00 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 0.122 100.00 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 0.122 100.00 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 0.122 100.00 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 0.122 100.00 %
ASUS X99-A 0.122 100.00 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 0.122 100.00 %
EVGA X99 Classified 0.122 100.00 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 0.122 100.00 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 0.122 100.00 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 0.122 100.00 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 0.122 100.00 %
MSI X99S MPower 0.122 100.00 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 0.122 100.00 %
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Writing s Percent
ASRock X99 WS 4.08 107.60 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 4.11 106.81 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 4.11 106.81 %
ASUS X99-A 4.12 106.55 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 4.12 106.55 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 4.22 104.03 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 4.30 102.09 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 4.32 101.62 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 4.33 101.39 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 4.33 101.39 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 4.33 101.39 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 4.33 101.39 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 4.33 101.39 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 4.33 101.39 %
MSI X99S MPower 4.35 100.46 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 4.35 100.46 %
EVGA X99 Classified 4.39 100.00 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 4.48 97.99 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 4.51 97.34 %
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Photo Editing s Percent
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 0.282 127.66 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 0.283 127.21 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 0.283 127.21 %
ASRock X99 WS 0.283 127.21 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 0.283 127.21 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 0.283 127.21 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 0.285 126.32 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 0.285 126.32 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 0.286 125.87 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 0.286 125.87 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 0.289 124.57 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 0.297 121.21 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 0.300 120.00 %
ASUS X99-A 0.306 117.68 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 0.306 117.68 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 0.306 117.68 %
MSI X99S MPower 0.306 117.68 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 0.306 117.68 %
EVGA X99 Classified 0.360 100.00 %
less is better


Video Chat encoding / Video Chat Playback 1 fps Percent
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 30.01 100.03 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 30.00 100.00 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 30.00 100.00 %
ASRock X99 WS 30.00 100.00 %
ASUS X99-A 30.00 100.00 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 30.00 100.00 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 30.00 100.00 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 30.00 100.00 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 30.00 100.00 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 30.00 100.00 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 30.00 100.00 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 30.00 100.00 %
EVGA X99 Classified 30.00 100.00 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 30.00 100.00 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 30.00 100.00 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 30.00 100.00 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 30.00 100.00 %
MSI X99S MPower 30.00 100.00 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 30.00 100.00 %
more is better


Video Chat encoding / Video Chat encoding ms Percent
ASRock X99 OC Formula 42.00 102.62 %
ASRock X99 WS 42.00 102.62 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 42.00 102.62 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 42.00 102.62 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 42.00 102.62 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 42.00 102.62 %
ASUS X99-A 42.00 102.62 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 42.00 102.62 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 42.00 102.62 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 42.00 102.62 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 42.00 102.62 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 42.00 102.62 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 42.00 102.62 %
MSI X99S MPower 42.00 102.62 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 42.00 102.62 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 43.00 100.23 %
EVGA X99 Classified 43.00 100.23 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 43.00 100.23 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 43.10 99.76 %
  less is better


Casual Gaming fps Percent
ASUS Sabertooth X99 110.3 101.29 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 110.1 101.10 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 109.8 100.83 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 109.8 100.83 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 109.7 100.73 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 109.6 100.64 %
ASRock X99 WS 109.6 100.64 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 109.4 100.46 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 109.0 100.09 %
EVGA X99 Classified 108.9 100.00 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 108.9 100.00 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 108.7 99.82 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 108.6 99.72 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 108.6 99.72 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 108.6 99.72 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 108.5 99.63 %
MSI X99S MPower 108.5 99.63 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 108.4 99.54 %
ASUS X99-A 108.3 99.45 %
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Page 1 - Introduction Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 3 - Features Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 4 - Layout Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 19 - Tomb Raider
Page 6 - BIOS Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 7 - Test setup Page 21 - Thief
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 22 - Right Mark Audio Analyzer
Page 9 - 3DMark Page 23 - BCLK Overclocking
Page 10 - 3DMark 11 Page 24 - Power Consumption
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage Page 25 - Performance Rating
Page 12 - PC Mark 8 Page 26 - Price Comparison
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 27 - Conclusion
Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2  
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SiSoft Sandra 1

Arithmetic Benchmark

SiSoft Sandra - Arithmetic Benchmark - Dhrystone GIPS Percent
ASRock X99 WS 241.37 100.37 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 241.24 100.31 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 240.92 100.18 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 240.90 100.17 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 240.83 100.14 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 240.80 100.13 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 240.70 100.09 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 240.69 100.08 %
MSI X99S MPower 240.68 100.08 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 240.61 100.04 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 240.51 100.00 %
EVGA X99 Classified 240.49 100.00 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 240.33 99.93 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 239.88 99.75 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 239.00 99.38 %
ASUS X99-A 238.68 99.25 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 238.00 98.96 %
Gigaby X99-Ultra Gaming 238.00 98.96 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 237.28 98.67 %
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SiSoft Sandra - Arithmetic Benchmark - Whetstone GFLOPS Percent
ASRock X99 WS 190.29 100.44 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 190.28 100.43 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 189.70 100.13 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 189.69 100.07 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 189.69 100.07 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 189.65 100.10 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 189.49 100.02 %
EVGA X99 Classified 189.46 100.00 %
MSI X99S MPower 189.22 99.87 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 187.88 99.11 %
ASUS X99-A 186.91 98.67 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 186.84 98.66 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 185.38 97.85 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 185.00 97.65 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 184.37 97.31 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 184.22 97.23 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 184.09 97.17 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 180.87 95.47 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 180.33 95.18 %
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Multimedia

SiSoft Sandra - Multimedia - Integer MPixels/sec Percent
ASUS X99 Deluxe 452.13 105.10 %
ASRock X99 WS 451.88 105.04 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 451.62 104.98 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 451.40 104.93 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 451.34 104.92 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 451.30 104.91 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 451.26 104.90 %
MSI X99S MPower 451.26 104.90 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 451.25 104.90 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 447.90 104.12 %
ASUS X99-A 446.55 103.81 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 446.95 103.90 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 446.47 103.79 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 444.41 103.31 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 443.38 103.07 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 442.67 102.90 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 431.59 100.33 %
EVGA X99 Classified 430.18 100.00 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 428.73 99.66 %
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>
SiSoft Sandra - Multimedia - Floating Point MPixels/sec Percent
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 447.81 105.18 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 447.21 105.04 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 446.74 104.93 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 446.73 104.93 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 446.70 104.92 %
ASRock X99 WS 446.68 104.92 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 446.67 104.92 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 446.64 104.91 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 446.18 104.80 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 446.00 104.76 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 445.67 104.68 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 445.42 104.62 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 445.10 104.55 %
MSI X99S MPower 444.95 104.51 %
ASUS X99-A 444.88 104.50 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 440.25 103.41 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 428.81 100.72 %
EVGA X99 Classified 425.74 100.00 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 424.21 99.64 %
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Crytography

SiSoft Sandra - Crytography - AES 256 GB/sec Percent
ASRock X99 OC Formula 14.45 105.24 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 14.45 105.24 %
ASRock X99 WS 14.44 103.79 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 14.44 105.17 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 14.17 103.20 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 14.13 102.91 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 14.10 102.69 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 14.07 102.48 %
MSI X99S MPower 14.03 102.18 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 14.02 102.11 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 14.00 101.97 %
ASUS X99-A 13.92 101.38 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 13.86 100.95 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 13.84 100.80 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 13.84 100.80 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 13.75 100.15 %
EVGA X99 Classified 13.73 100.00 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 13.50 98.18 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 7.93 57.76 %
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SiSoft Sandra - Crytography - SHA 256 GB/sec Percent
ASRock X99 OC Formula 9.28 100.54 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 9.28 100.54 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 9.26 100.32 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 9.25 100.22 %
ASRock X99 WS 9.25 100.22 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 9.25 100.22 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 9.24 100.11 %
EVGA X99 Classified 9.23 100.00 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 9.21 99.78 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 9.20 99.67 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 9.20 99.67 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 9.20 99.67 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 9.20 99.67 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 9.20 99.67 %
MSI X99S MPower 9.19 99.57 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 9.18 99.45 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 9.18 99.45 %
ASUS X99-A 9.16 99.24 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 2.48 26.87 %
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Page 1 - Introduction Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 3 - Features Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 4 - Layout Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 19 - Tomb Raider
Page 6 - BIOS Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 7 - Test setup Page 21 - Thief
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 22 - Right Mark Audio Analyzer
Page 9 - 3DMark Page 23 - BCLK Overclocking
Page 10 - 3DMark 11 Page 24 - Power Consumption
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage Page 25 - Performance Rating
Page 12 - PC Mark 8 Page 26 - Price Comparison
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 27 - Conclusion
Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2  
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SiSoft Sandra 2

Memory bandwidth

SiSoft Sandra - Memory bandwidth - Integer GB/sec Percent
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 46.61 104.74 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 46.59 104.70 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 46.58 104.67 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 46.57 104.65 %
ASUS X99-A 46.55 104.61 %
ASRock X99 WS 46.52 104.54 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 46.48 104.45 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 46.00 103.37 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 45.87 103.08 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 45.45 102.13 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 45.12 101.39 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 44.77 100.61 %
MSI X99S MPower 44.52 100.04 %
EVGA X99 Classified 44.50 100.00 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 44.43 99.84 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 44.43 99.84 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 44.00 98.88 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 43.23 97.15 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 25.28 56.81 %
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SiSoft Sandra - Memory bandwidth - floating point GB/sec Percent
ASRock X99 OC Formula 47.73 106.07 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 47.68 105.96 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 47.20 104.89 %
ASRock X99 WS 47.15 104.78 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 46.72 103.82 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 46.71 103.80 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 46.61 103.58 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 46.61 103.58 %
ASUS X99-A 45.92 102.04 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 46.20 102.67 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 45.84 101.87 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 45.63 101.40 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 45.69 101.53 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 45.57 101.27 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 45.55 101.22 %
MSI X99S MPower 45.55 101.22 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 45.07 100.16 %
EVGA X99 Classified 45.00 100.00 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 25.63 56.96 %
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Memory latency

SiSoft Sandra - Memory latency ns Percent
ASRock X99 WS 27.4 100.00 %
EVGA X99 Classified 27.4 100.00 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 27.6 99.28 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 27.6 99.28 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 27.6 99.28 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 27.7 98.92 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 27.9 98.21 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 27.8 98.56 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 28.4 96.48 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 28.6 95.80 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 28.6 95.80 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 28.6 95.80 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 28.6 95.80 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 28.6 95.80 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 28.7 95.47 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 28.7 95.47 %
MSI X99S MPower 28.8 96.00 %
ASUS X99-A 29.0 94.48 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 30.0 91.33 %
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Memory and cache access

SiSoft Sandra - Memory and cache access GB/sec Percent
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 352.15 104.94 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 351.69 104.81 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 351.65 104.79 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 351.60 104.78 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 351.58 104.77 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 350.23 104.37 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 349.18 104.06 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 349.18 104.06 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 349.01 104.01 %
ASRock X99 WS 348.54 103.87 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 347.68 103.61 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 347.55 103.57 %
MSI X99S MPower 347.50 103.56 %
ASUS X99-A 347.47 103.55 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 344.51 102.67 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 339.12 101.06 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 336.21 100.19 %
EVGA X99 Classified 335.56 100.00 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 290.13 86.46 %
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Page 1 - Introduction Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 3 - Features Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 4 - Layout Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 19 - Tomb Raider
Page 6 - BIOS Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 7 - Test setup Page 21 - Thief
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 22 - Right Mark Audio Analyzer
Page 9 - 3DMark Page 23 - BCLK Overclocking
Page 10 - 3DMark 11 Page 24 - Power Consumption
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage Page 25 - Performance Rating
Page 12 - PC Mark 8 Page 26 - Price Comparison
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 27 - Conclusion
Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2  
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UC Bench

UC Bench PW/sec Percent
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 1801.8 102.41 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 1801.5 102.39 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 1801.4 102.39 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 1801.3 102.38 %
MSI X99S MPower 1801.3 102.38 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 1801.2 102.38 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 1800.0 102.33 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 1800.0 102.33 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 1799.9 102.30 %
ASRock X99 WS 1799.7 102.29 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 1799.5 102.28 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 1799.2 102.26 %
ASUS X99-A 1799.0 102.27 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 1786.0 101.51 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 1798.3 102.21 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 1780.0 101.17 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 1775.8 100.93 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 1774.1 100.84 %
EVGA X99 Classified 1759.4 100.00 %
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Page 1 - Introduction Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 3 - Features Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 4 - Layout Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 19 - Tomb Raider
Page 6 - BIOS Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 7 - Test setup Page 21 - Thief
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 22 - Right Mark Audio Analyzer
Page 9 - 3DMark Page 23 - BCLK Overclocking
Page 10 - 3DMark 11 Page 24 - Power Consumption
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage Page 25 - Performance Rating
Page 12 - PC Mark 8 Page 26 - Price Comparison
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 27 - Conclusion
Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2  
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SuperPi 1M - 32M

SuperPi 1M

SuperPi 1.5 XS - 1M sec Percent
ASRock X99 OC Formula 10.233 103.04 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 10.250 102.87 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 10.281 102.56 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 10.328 102.09 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 10.375 101.63 %
ASRock X99 WS 10.389 101.49 %
ASUS X99-A 10.390 101.48 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 10.410 101.29 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 10.410 101.29 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 10.431 101.08 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 10.485 100.56 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 10.492 100.50 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 10.497 100.45 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 10.502 100.40 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 10.517 100.26 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 10.532 100.11 %
MSI X99S MPower 10.533 100.10 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 10.538 100.06 %
EVGA X99 Classified 10.544 100.00 %
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SuperPi 32M

SuperPi 1.5 XS - 32M sec Percent
ASRock X99 OC Formula 541.659 100.67 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 541.812 100.65 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 541.141 100.77 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 542.437 100.53 %
ASRock X99 WS 542.553 100.51 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 542.588 100.50 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 542.588 100.50 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 543.927 100.25 %
ASUS X99-A 544.005 100.24 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 544.035 100.23 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 544.112 100.22 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 544.452 100.16 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 544.888 100.15 %
EVGA X99 Classified 545.313 100.00 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 545.866 99.90 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 547.353 99.63 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 548.746 99.37 %
MSI X99S MPower 552.218 98.75 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 553.569 98.51 %
less is better more is better


Page 1 - Introduction Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 3 - Features Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 4 - Layout Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 19 - Tomb Raider
Page 6 - BIOS Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 7 - Test setup Page 21 - Thief
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 22 - Right Mark Audio Analyzer
Page 9 - 3DMark Page 23 - BCLK Overclocking
Page 10 - 3DMark 11 Page 24 - Power Consumption
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage Page 25 - Performance Rating
Page 12 - PC Mark 8 Page 26 - Price Comparison
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 27 - Conclusion
Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2  
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wPrime 1024M

Multicore

wPrime - 1024M Multi Core sec Percent
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 103.896 102.56 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 103.913 102.54 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 103.921 102.53 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II

103.924

102.53 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 103.926 102.53 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 103.999 102.46 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 104.018 102.44 %
MSI X99S MPower 104.022 102.43 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 104.049 102.41 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 104.047 102.41 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 104.226 102.23 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 104.368 102.09 %
ASUS X99-A 104.488 101.98 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 104.488 101.98 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 104.488 101.98 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 104.506 101.96 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 104.755 101.72 %
ASRock X99 WS 104.755 101.72 %
EVGA X99 Classified 106.554 100.00 %
less is better more is better


Page 1 - Introduction Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 3 - Features Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 4 - Layout Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 19 - Tomb Raider
Page 6 - BIOS Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 7 - Test setup Page 21 - Thief
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 22 - Right Mark Audio Analyzer
Page 9 - 3DMark Page 23 - BCLK Overclocking
Page 10 - 3DMark 11 Page 24 - Power Consumption
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage Page 25 - Performance Rating
Page 12 - PC Mark 8 Page 26 - Price Comparison
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 27 - Conclusion
Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2  
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Cinebench R15

Cinebench R11.5 - Multi Core

Cinebench R15 - Multi Core pts Percent
ASUS Sabertooth X99 1'407 105.71 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 1'406 105.63 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 1'405 105.56 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 1'403 105.41 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 1'402 105.33 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 1'401 105.26 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 1'400 105.18 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 1'398 105.03 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 1'397 104.96 %
ASRock X99 WS 1'396 104.88 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 1'396 104.88 %
ASUS X99-A 1'396 104.88 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 1'395 104.81 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 1'395 104.81 %
MSI X99S MPower 1'394 104.73 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 1'391 104.51 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 1'381 103.76 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 1'358 102.03 %
EVGA X99 Classified 1'331 100.00 %
less is better more is better



Page 1 - Introduction Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 3 - Features Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 4 - Layout Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 19 - Tomb Raider
Page 6 - BIOS Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 7 - Test setup Page 21 - Thief
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 22 - Right Mark Audio Analyzer
Page 9 - 3DMark Page 23 - BCLK Overclocking
Page 10 - 3DMark 11 Page 24 - Power Consumption
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage Page 25 - Performance Rating
Page 12 - PC Mark 8 Page 26 - Price Comparison
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 27 - Conclusion
Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2  
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Tomb Raider

Low resolution, low details

Tomb Raider (low resolution, low details) fps Percent
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 724.30 101.09 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 724.10 101.06 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 724.00 101.05 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 723.90 101.03 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 723.80 101.02 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 723.20 100.94 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 723.00 100.91 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 722.80 100.88 %
ASRock X99 WS 722.60 100.85 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 717.95 100.20 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 717.55 100.15 %
MSI X99S MPower 717.00 100.07 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 716.90 100.06 %
EVGA X99 Classified 716.50 100.00 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 712.38 99.42 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 708.55 98.89 %
ASUS X99-A 700.22 97.73 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 689.80 96.27 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 680.53 94.98 %
more is better


High resolution, high details

Tomb Raider (high resolution, high details) fps Percent
ASRock X99 WS 52.3 100.38 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 52.3 100.38 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 52.2 100.19 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 52.2 100.19 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 52.2 100.19 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 52.2 100.19 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 52.2 100.19 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 52.2 100.19 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 52.2 100.19 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 52.2 100.19 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 52.2 101.19 %
MSI X99S MPower 52.2 100.19 %
EVGA X99 Classified 52.1 100.00 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 52.1 100.00 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 52.0 99.81 %
ASUS X99-A 52.0 99.81 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 52.0 98.81 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 52.0 99.81 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 51.8 99.42 %
more is better




Page 1 - Introduction Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 3 - Features Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 4 - Layout Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 19 - Tomb Raider
Page 6 - BIOS Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 7 - Test setup Page 21 - Thief
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 22 - Right Mark Audio Analyzer
Page 9 - 3DMark Page 23 - BCLK Overclocking
Page 10 - 3DMark 11 Page 24 - Power Consumption
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage Page 25 - Performance Rating
Page 12 - PC Mark 8 Page 26 - Price Comparison
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 27 - Conclusion
Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2  
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Metro Last Light

Low resolution, low details

Metro Last Light (low details, low resolution) fps Percent
ASRock X99 WS 202.81 101.28 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 202.74 101.24 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 202.70 101.22 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 202.61 101.16 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 202.12 100.93 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 202.04 100.89 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 201.98 100.86 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 201.52 100.63 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 201.50 100.62 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 201.44 100.59 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 200.99 100.37 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 200.67 100.21 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 200.30 100.02 %
EVGA X99 Classified 200.25 100.00 %
ASUS X99-A 200.12 99.94 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 200.11 99.93 %
MSI X99S MPower 200.11 99.93 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 199.98 99.87 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 198.00 98.88 %
more is better


High resolution, high details

Metro Last Light (high details, high resolution) fps Percent
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 64.94 100.53 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 64.93 100.51 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 64.92 100.50 %
ASRock X99 WS 64.91 100.48 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 64.91 100.48 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 64.90 100.46 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 64.90 100.46 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 64.88 100.43 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 64.88 100.43 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 64.86 100.40 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 64.70 100.15 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 64.63 100.05 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 64.60 100.00 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 64.60 100.00 %
MSI X99S MPower 64.60 100.00 %
EVGA X99 Classified 64.60 100.00 %
ASUS X99-A 64.58 99.97 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 64.57 99.95 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 64.50 99.85 %
more is better



Page 1 - Introduction Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 3 - Features Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 4 - Layout Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 19 - Tomb Raider
Page 6 - BIOS Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 7 - Test setup Page 21 - Thief
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 22 - Right Mark Audio Analyzer
Page 9 - 3DMark Page 23 - BCLK Overclocking
Page 10 - 3DMark 11 Page 24 - Power Consumption
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage Page 25 - Performance Rating
Page 12 - PC Mark 8 Page 26 - Price Comparison
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 27 - Conclusion
Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2  
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Thief

Low resolution, low details

Thief (low details, low resolution) fps Percent
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 138.4 103.51 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 138.4 103.51 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 138.3 103.44 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 138.3 103.44 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 138.3 103.44 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 138.3 103.44 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 138.3 103.44 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 138.2 103.37 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 138.1 103.29 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 138.1 103.29 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 138.0 103.22 %
MSI X99S MPower 135.7 101.50 %
ASRock X99 WS 135.1 101.08 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 135.1 101.08 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 135.0 100.97 %
ASUS X99-A 134.7 100.75 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 134.5 100.60 %
EVGA X99 Classified 133.7 100.00 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 132.9 99.40 %
more is better


High resolution, high details

Thief (high details, high resolution) fps Percent
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 84.4 102.55 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 84.4 102.55 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 84.4 102.55 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 84.4 102.55 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 84.3 102.43 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 84.2 102.31 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 84.1 102.19 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 84.0 102.07 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 83.2 101.09 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 83.1 100.97 %
ASRock X99 WS 82.6 100.36 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 82.5 100.24 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 82.4 100.12 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 82.4 100.12 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 82.4 100.12 %
MSI X99S MPower 82.4 100.12 %
ASUS X99-A 82.3 100.00 %
EVGA X99 Classified 82.3 100.00 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 82.0 99.64 %
more is better



Page 1 - Introduction Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 3 - Features Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 4 - Layout Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 19 - Tomb Raider
Page 6 - BIOS Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 7 - Test setup Page 21 - Thief
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 22 - Right Mark Audio Analyzer
Page 9 - 3DMark Page 23 - BCLK Overclocking
Page 10 - 3DMark 11 Page 24 - Power Consumption
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage Page 25 - Performance Rating
Page 12 - PC Mark 8 Page 26 - Price Comparison
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 27 - Conclusion
Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2  
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Right Mark Audio Analyzer


Noise Level, dB (A)  
ASUS X99 Deluxe -94.6
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force -92.0
ASUS X99 Sabertooth -91.9
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac -91.5
EVGA X99 Classified -90.2
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming -90.2
MSI X99S MPower -88.1
ASRock X99 OC Formula -88.0
ASRock X99 WS -88.9
ASUS X99-A -88.7
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) -88.7
ASRock X99 Extreme 6 -87.4
ASUS X99 Deluxe II -87.0
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium -87.0
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming -86.6
Rampage V Edition 10 -86.2
Gigabyte X99-UD4 -84.8
ASUS Rampage V Extreme -84.6
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming -81.2
less is better


Dynamic Range dB (A)  
ASUS X99 Deluxe 94.4
ASUS X99 Sabertooth 92.0
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 92.0
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 91.5
EVGA X99 Classified 90.2
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 90.0
ASRock X99 WS 88.8
ASUS X99-A 88.7
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 88.7
MSI X99S MPower 88.1
ASRock X99 OC Formula 88.0
ASRock X99 Extreme 6 87.2
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 87.1
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 86.9
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 86.8
Rampage V Edition 10 86.3
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 84.7
Gigabyte X99-UD4 84.5
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 81.3
more is better


Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)  
ASRock X99 OC Formula 0.0032
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 0.0032
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 0.0033
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 0.0033
Rampage V Edition 10 0.0036
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 0.0038
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 0.0048
ASUS X99 Sabertooth 0.0057
ASUS X99 Deluxe 0.0062
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 0.0071
ASRock X99 Extreme 6 0.0083
MSI X99S MPower 0.0094
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 0.0110
Gigabyte X99-UD4 0.0112
ASUS X99-A 0.0114
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 0.0114
ASRock X99 WS 0.0116
EVGA X99 Classified 0.0120
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 0.0278
less is better


Stereo Crosstalk dBA
ASUS X99 Deluxe -92.4
ASUS X99 Sabertooth -90.9
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force -90.7
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming -90.2
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac -89.9
ASRock X99 OC Formula -87.5
ASUS X99-A -87.5
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) -87.5
MSI X99S MPower -87.5
ASUS X99 Deluxe II -86.0
ASRock X99 WS -85.8
ASRock X99 Extreme 6 -85.5
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming -85.0
Rampage V Edition 10 -84.6
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium -84.2
EVGA X99 Classified -83.9
Gigabyte X99 UD4 -83.7
ASUS Rampage V Extreme -83.1
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming -82.0
less is better


Page 1 - Introduction Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 3 - Features Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 4 - Layout Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 19 - Tomb Raider
Page 6 - BIOS Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 7 - Test setup Page 21 - Thief
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 22 - Right Mark Audio Analyzer
Page 9 - 3DMark Page 23 - BCLK Overclocking
Page 10 - 3DMark 11 Page 24 - Power Consumption
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage Page 25 - Performance Rating
Page 12 - PC Mark 8 Page 26 - Price Comparison
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 27 - Conclusion
Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2  

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BCLK Overclocking[frBCLK Overclocking[/fr]

 

MHz

Percent
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 181 106.47 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 179 105.29 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 178 104.71 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 177 104.12 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 176 103.53 %
ASRock X99 WS 176 103.53 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 176 103.53 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 176 103.53 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 176 103.53 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 176 103.53 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 176 103.53 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 176 103.53 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 175 102.94 %
ASUS X99-A 175 102.94 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 175 102.94 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 175 102.94 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 175 102.94 %
MSI X99S MPower 174 102.35 %
EVGA X99 Classified 170 100.00 %
less is better more is better


Page 1 - Introduction Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 3 - Features Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 4 - Layout Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 19 - Tomb Raider
Page 6 - BIOS Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 7 - Test setup Page 21 - Thief
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 22 - Right Mark Audio Analyzer
Page 9 - 3DMark Page 23 - BCLK Overclocking
Page 10 - 3DMark 11 Page 24 - Power Consumption
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage Page 25 - Performance Rating
Page 12 - PC Mark 8 Page 26 - Price Comparison
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 27 - Conclusion
Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2  
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Power Consumption

Idle

Idle Watt Percent
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 80.37 128.34 %
ASRock X99 WS 81.15 127.11 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 81.60 126.41 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 84.50 120.91 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 85.47 120.69 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 85.42 120.76 %
ASUS X99-A 88.50 116.55 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 89.04 115.85 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 89.20 115.64 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 89.49 115.26 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 91.40 112.86 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 95.17 108.38 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 99.82 100.18 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 99.86 103.29 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 102.17 100.96 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 102.38 100.75 %
EVGA X99 Classified 103.15 100.00 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 105.14 98.11 %
MSI X99S MPower 108.55 95.03 %
less is better more is better


Load

Load Watt Percent
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 164.54 115.87 %
ASUS X99-A 176.20 108.20 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 176.80 107.83 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 178.20 106.99 %
ASRock X99 WS 179.75 106.97 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 183.10 104.12 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 186.77 102.08 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 187.90 101.46 %
EVGA X99 Classified 190.65 100.00 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 191.13 100.25 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 191.40 100.39 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 192.89 98.84 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 196.00 97.27 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 199.47 95.58 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 202.67 94.07 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 205.03 93.35 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 207.16 92.03 %
ASUS Sabertooth X99 209.71 91.27 %
MSI X99S MPower 212.00 89.93 %
less is better more is better



Page 1 - Introduction Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 3 - Features Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 4 - Layout Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 19 - Tomb Raider
Page 6 - BIOS Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 7 - Test setup Page 21 - Thief
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 22 - Right Mark Audio Analyzer
Page 9 - 3DMark Page 23 - BCLK Overclocking
Page 10 - 3DMark 11 Page 24 - Power Consumption
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage Page 25 - Performance Rating
Page 12 - PC Mark 8 Page 26 - Price Comparison
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 27 - Conclusion
Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2  
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Performance Rating

3D and Gaming Benchmarks Percent
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 102.48 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 102.39 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 102.38 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 102.30 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 102.28 %
ASUS X99 Sabertooth 102.22 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 101.85 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 101.67 %
ASRock X99 WS 101.41 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 101.39 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 101.39 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 101.36 %
ASUS X99-A 101.28 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 101.10 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 100.94 %
MSI X99S MPower 100.93 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 100.32 %
EVGA X99 Classified 100.00 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 99.67 %
more is better


2D Benchmarks Percent
ASRock X99 OC Formula 103.10 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 103.06 %
ASRock X99 WS 102.99 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 102.98 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 102.59 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 102.52 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 102.43 %
ASUS X99 Sabertooth 102.38 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 102.20 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 101.99 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 101.94 %
ASUS X99-A 101.87 %
MSI X99S MPower 101.54 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 101.52 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 101.52 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 101.48 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 100.97 %
EVGA X99 Classified 100.00 %
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 91.05 %
more is better


Performance per Watt Percent
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac 82.31 %
ASRock X99 WS 86.64 %
Gigabyte X99-UD4 88.09 %
ASUS X99-A 90.64 %
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium 90.60 %
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express) 91.20 %
ASRock X99 OC Formula 91.33 %
ASRock X99 Extreme6 91.59 %
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming 92.96 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe 93.18 %
MSI X99A Godlike Gaming 96.65 %
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming 97.90 %
EVGA X99 Classified 100.00 %
Gigabyte X99-SOC Force 101.27 %
ASUS X99 Deluxe II 102.70 %
ASUS X99 Sabertooth 105.16 %
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 105.76 %
ASUS Rampage V Extreme 106.93 %
MSI X99S MPower 109.46 %
less is better


Page 1 - Introduction Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 3 - Features Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 4 - Layout Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 19 - Tomb Raider
Page 6 - BIOS Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 7 - Test setup Page 21 - Thief
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 22 - Right Mark Audio Analyzer
Page 9 - 3DMark Page 23 - BCLK Overclocking
Page 10 - 3DMark 11 Page 24 - Power Consumption
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage Page 25 - Performance Rating
Page 12 - PC Mark 8 Page 26 - Price Comparison
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 27 - Conclusion
Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2  
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Price comparison

Model Geizhals.eu
ASRock X99 Extreme6
ASRock X99 OC Formula
ASRock X99 WS
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10
ASUS Rampage V Extreme
ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming
ASUS X99 Deluxe
ASUS X99 Deluxe II
ASUS X99-A
ASUS X99-A USB 3.1 (Transfer Express)
ASUS X99 Sabertooth
ASUS X99-WS/IPMI
EVGA X99 Classified
Gigabyte X99 SOC Force
Gigabyte X99-UD4
Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium
MSI X99S MPower



Page 1 - Introduction Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 3 - Features Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 4 - Layout Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 19 - Tomb Raider
Page 6 - BIOS Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 7 - Test setup Page 21 - Thief
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 22 - Right Mark Audio Analyzer
Page 9 - 3DMark Page 23 - BCLK Overclocking
Page 10 - 3DMark 11 Page 24 - Power Consumption
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage Page 25 - Performance Rating
Page 12 - PC Mark 8 Page 26 - Price Comparison
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 27 - Conclusion
Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2  
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Conclusion

Allgemein   + -
The X99 Strix from ASUS is a very well equipped yet not too expensive motherboard. We like the design, which has been kept in black mostly and combined with the Aura RGB lighthing feature. Apart from that there are features such as a U.2 port, beefed-up audio and a M.2 slot.   - Design
- Layout
- Features
 
       
Layout   + -

Basically the ASUS X99 Strix's Layout has been very well structured. Once more practical are the angled SATA connectors as well as the power- and reset-buttons. There is also a debug display which is very useful in case you should have issues with a component in your system or the board itself. Apart from that there is also a new safe boot as well as a retry onboard. Both these buttons will be useful if you choose to overclock or even extreme overclock your system. Also the placement of the PCI-Express x16 is very well chosen. There is a total of four full sized PCI Express slots and all of them support PCIe Gen 3.0. In this case it is possible to build a triple SLI/CF setup without running into issues. Furthermore there is one SATA Express port as well as a M.2 slot.

  - Angled SATA connectors - 4 x Full-Size PCI Express x16
- Power/Reset-Button onboard
- Debug display
- Space around the CPU socket
 
       
Performance   + -
A closer look at the performance of the X99 Strix shows, that this board ranks 4th in our 3D performance comparison while in the 2D charts it achieves 11th place. We would have expected this board to be quicker in our 2D benchmarks. On another note we had a look at power consumption and in this case we clearly see that we have a board here that has been equipped with many additional chips, which in the end means, that power consumption is high and energy efficiency is not its strength.   - 3DMark 11 - Power consumption
       
Overclocking / BIOS   + -
As you might have expected from ASUS you get an excellent BIOS which offers not only a boatload of tuning and tweaking options but is also very easy to use. Though ROG themed BIOS always comes with a touch that's a bit more technical it's still very well structured and it won't take long until one understands what's where.   - Clear arrangement - Sheer amount of options  
       
Recommendation   + -

Should you be looking for a X99 gaming motherboard for noticeably below 300 Euro then the ASUS X99 Strix is a reasonable choice.

  - Overclocking
- Enthusiast
- Gaming
 
       
Rating
We give the ASUS X99 Strix good 4 out of 5 stars.





Page 1 - Introduction Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 3 - Features Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 4 - Layout Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 19 - Tomb Raider
Page 6 - BIOS Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 7 - Test setup Page 21 - Thief
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 22 - Right Mark Audio Analyzer
Page 9 - 3DMark Page 23 - BCLK Overclocking
Page 10 - 3DMark 11 Page 24 - Power Consumption
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage Page 25 - Performance Rating
Page 12 - PC Mark 8 Page 26 - Price Comparison
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 27 - Conclusion
Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2