ASUS have regenerated their Prime X299 Deluxe motherboard to be able to support new Intel chips such as the i9-9980XE by completely redesigning the PWMs and adding a few new features. This is the third board which [H]ard|OCP reviewed that uses the new "Twin phase" design as opposed to the previous phase doubling used on the vast majority of boards. Their results so far suggest the new design is at least as stable as the old standard, as you can see yourself in their full review.
"The ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe II is an ultra-feature rich solution for today’s discerning computing enthusiast. It does not wear ROG branding, and is clad in white shrouding, letting you know that this is a PRIME motherboard. Is it a bargain priced motherboard? Nope. This one comes in at $500. Let's see if it is worth it."
Here are some more Motherboard articles from around the web:
- MSI MEG X299 Creation @ Guru of 3D
- MSI MEG X299 CREATION @ TechPowerUp
- MSI X299 Creation – HEDT, With an Extra Helping of Excess? @ Bjorn3d
- ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-E Gaming @ Overclockers Club
What does Buildzoid have to
What does Buildzoid have to say about this MB or any Asus MB with that “Twin phase” design.
From [H]ard|OCP’s article:
“ASUS typically gets more publicity for its ROG brand. However, ASUS does also have its Prime series which offers many of the same features, but the board lacks the gaming aesthetics found on the ROG line. The target market is obviously different. The Prime name indicates something that’s special compared to the average motherboard but not necessarily aimed at gamers. In fact, ASUS points out on its product page that the motherboard is designed for content creators and professionals.” [see link above]
I mean Really that does not look like any professional MB with all that crazy angular tat screwed/glued on! And even though that one VRM heatsink does look like it has some real fins and not some hideous metal sclupture slapped on top its not really a pro MB! Content creators will get a plain metal case, no glass, with proper ventilation and that goes out of the way, under/beside the desk, and it’s not looked at unless it’s time for the regularly scheduled cleaning. The product page has been bushwacked by the marketing folks on that one “Professional or Content” creation.
Does this MB support Xeon or Epyc CPU SKUs because that’s what graphics professionals will purchase. That and Quadro or Radeon Pro ->WX<- branded GPUs.