ASUS Celebrates 30 Years of Motherboard Manufacturing with ASUS Prime X299 Edition 30 Mainboard

This board can handle 544W of power output!

ASUS Celebrates 30 Years of Motherboard Manufacturing with ASUS Prime X299 Edition 30 Mainboard

ASUS Celebrates 30 Years of Motherboard Manufacturing with ASUS Prime X299 Edition 30 Mainboard

Over the past 30 years, ASUS has created millions of motherboards, spanning through eras of the PC market that have seen form factors shift, multi-core designs come into vogue and rival companies rise and fall as each of them reached for the top of the PC market. 

To celebrate their 30 years within the motherboard market, ASUS has designed a new X299 motherboard which will offer its users peak overclocking potential, a myriad of new features and a professional aesthetic. This motherboard is the ASUS Prime X299 Edition 30. 

The Prime X299 Edition 30 offers a power delivery system which can maximise the overclocking potential of 18-core processors like Intel's i9-9990XE, with VRM's that are capable of handling sustained loads of 544W. On top of this, ASUS has also updated this X299 offering with WIFI 6 capabilities through Intel's AX200 wireless adapter, and Bluetooth 5.0, vs the Bluetooth 4.1 that's available on other X299 motherboards. 

ASUS has also added to 2-inch OLED displays to their Edition 30 design, which can be used to display system stats, messages, animated GIFs and other data. ASUS has also given this motherboard support for three M.2 SSD slots, each of which is capable of PCIe 3.0 x4 connectivity.  

To top everything off, ASUS has added premium features like a pre-mounted I/O shield, support for two RGB LED strips, 5GB Ethernet and more. At this time ASUS has not announced the pricing or release date of their X299 Prime Edition 30 motherboard. 


ASUS Celebrates 30 Years of Motherboard Manufacturing with ASUS Prime X299 Edition 30 Mainboard

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30-05-2019, 11:19:17

HEDT is such a pointless segment. Workloads which need such processing power are better handled by multi-socket servers with better power efficiency and possibly much more processing power, not to mention supporting features for RAID and ECC memory.
Anything benefiting for higher clock speeds is better handled by desktop segment where power draw stays reasonable. There's an added benefit of often better memory speeds since dual channel memory controllers generally clock higher.Quote

30-05-2019, 11:30:21

Agreed Looz. HEDT was Intel's attempt to target enthusiasts running multi-GPU systems. They did it by limiting PCIE lanes on their 'standard' desktop parts, thereby creating a new market segment they figured enthusiasts would buy into, with the higher lane parts costing more money. They failed rather miserably, and combine that with a well-timed kick to their gonads in the form of Ryzen, Intel's strategy fell flat on it's face.Quote

30-05-2019, 11:41:57

I don't think it's pointless, while some workloads that are nearly completely serial do just need higher clocks, and some that are completely parallel do just benefit from huge numbers of cores, many workloads need you to find a sweet spot with where current technology is at between the balance of cores vs clock speeds, and whether it's more worthwhile spending the energy on running many cores at a low clock speed or fewer cores at higher speeds, worth considering Amdahls law here:


For even a 75% parallel workload, you'll likely harm efficiency by going beyond 16 cores, as the best speedup you could possibly ever get is x4, even with an infinite number of cores. A 90% parallel workload raises this to a possible x10 speed up at infinity(Say 256 cores), but x8 at 32 cores, so you're just wasting energy by throwing more than say 128 at it.

Many workloads, like financial/spreadsheets, or say code compilation, sits somewhere between 75% and 90% parallel, so for many workloads getting the highest clocked ~12-16 cores is actually the best route you can take for maximum speed when you also take into account that the clock speed possible generally regresses past a point with core count. This is why the financial sector is dominated with HEDT builds.Quote

30-05-2019, 11:51:46

I mean there's barely any extra energy being used since the cores are mostly sitting idle at that point. But provisioning is way off whack then, true.
In situations where this matters overclocked HEDT's aren't feasible due to reliability concerns. In addition such workloads can often be accelerated with specific hardware.
I don't have numbers to back this claim up, but it seems that the majority of HEDT is sold to people who simply want "the best".Quote

30-05-2019, 11:59:26

Yeah looz. Most people buy it because it's the best rather than actually needing it. More money than sense.Quote

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