ASUS has a pretty complete line of X99 motherboards. There are a total of 8 motherboards currently in their X99 lineup and they range from sub-$300 boards to the super high-end of almost $500! With so many different boards it might be confusing, but today we will be taking a look at ASUS’s most entry-level X99 motherboard. This motherboard will get you on to the X99 platform for under $300. The motherboard we are talking about is the X99-A and while it is ASUS’s entry-level X99 motherboard it has many great features you just won’t find on other motherboards out there. The board features ASUS’s patent pending OC socket, ASUS’s Dual Intelligent Processors 5, ASUS’s Crystal Sound 2 audio solution, a 32Gb/s M.2 x4 slot, and much more. Will this be the motherboard for your X99 build? Read on as we find out!
Special thanks to ASUS for providing us with the X99-A Motherboard to review.
The X99-A comes in a nice retail box. On the front there is a photo of the motherboard and some of the main features are listed. It seems they really want to highlight the 5-way optimization feature.
Flipping the box over there is a full overview of the motherboard and it goes into detail on many of the features.
Opening the box up inside you of course have the motherboard. As far as accessories go you have four SATA cables, I/O shield, Q-connectors, SLI bridge, a sticker, driver and utility CD and the user’s manual.
For a full unboxing and overview of the X99-A be sure to check out our video below.