Today we have an opportunity to take a gander at our first ASUS motherboard, the TUF X299 Mark 1. The Mark 1 is recorded as a sturdy and solid motherboard for lovers and gamers. The TUF Mark 1 sits amidst the ASUS item stack and continues the protective layer found on past age TUF sheets and includes a refreshed subject and highlights to the most recent emphasis. ASUS’s ‘The Ultimate Force’ (TUF) lineup of sheets extended from one board on the X99 chipset (Sabertooth) to two on X299 with the TUF X299 Mark 1 and X299 Mark 2. The Mark 1 the more component rich variant for X299, with two ethernet ports, eight SATA ports, and a front USB 3.1 (10 Gbps) header, and also the entire defensive layer look.
There are three fortified full-length PCIe openings for video cards and support up to three-way SLI and Crossfire. The physical space design takes into consideration three opening GPUs to fit in the essential GPU spaces also. For capacity, both M.2 spaces are associated through the chipset. One of the M.2 underpins both SATA and PCIe gadgets, while the other is PCIe as it were. On the SATA side, every one of the eight ports are associated locally through the chipset. SATA ports 5/6/7/8 do impart transfer speed to the second PCIe x4 space.
The TUF Mark 1 has a telephone application that associates through the included Bluetooth module to help in investigating. Moreover, the board utilizes Q-LEDs at the highest point of the board to tell where the board stalls out amid POST. The 8-stage VRM is shared over a few the SKUs in the ASUS lineup, including the ROG X299 Strix XE, which we will have an inside and out audit on also.
On the USB side of things, there are two USB 3.1 (10 Gbps) ports, one Type-An and one Type-C, which are taken care of by the ASMedia 3142 controller. The front board USB 3.1 Type-C port oversaw by an ASMedia 1543 switch. The chipset conveys eight USB 3.0 ports altogether, four at back board and four by means of inside headers, and six USB 2.0 ports, four on the back board and two by means of an interior header.
The X299 TUF Mark 1 utilizes an Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN controller and an I211-AT Gigabit LAN controller for arrange obligations. The two gadgets can be gotten to by the Turbo LAN programming utility for activity observing, directing, and other system capacities. The board does not accompany Wi-Fi abilities.
General execution from the X299 TUF Mark 1 was mid-pack for all benchmarks. Highlights, for example, Multi-Core Turbo are discretionary, and are offered when XMP is empowered. Overclocking was straight forward, with the load up hitting 4.5 GHz like different items, in spite of the fact that the ‘Quick Tuning’ alternative for auto overclocking gave a decent 4.3 GHz for all centers that was extremely close to our manual CPU voltage. This would make a pleasant one-touch overclock with the correct CPU.
By and large, the item stack has various element focuses and value hybrid between the sections.
Data on Intel’s X299 and our different Reviews
With Intel’s arrival of the Basin Falls stage, including the new X299 chipset and LGA2066 attachment, another age of CPUs called Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X were additionally discharged. The Skylake-X CPUs extend from the 7800X, a hex-center part, as far as possible up to a 18-center 7980XE multitasking behemoth. Between the bookend CPUs are five others expanding in center include, as the table beneath. The last HCC models are set to be propelled more than 2H of 2017.