Intel i7 5960X Review with ASUS X99 Deluxe
ASUS X99 Deluxe Features
Most of this we've gone over on the preceding pages, but it never hurts to show it again, albeit in a clearer form here. This is also good for those of you wondering if a DDR4 stick will be compatible with your current setup, or if they will look the same as before. At only a millimetre higher, and with 48 pins more than the DDR3 the DDR4 modules should be able to support the majority of current heatspreaders. Even if they wont fit in your current system.
The biggest news with the ASUS X99 Deluxe is their OC Socket. A LGA2011v3 socket that is unique to ASUS and supporting extra pins. ASUS make some very lofty claims about the benefits of this particular socket, which we'll go into in more depth when we review the Rampage V Extreme. Although it's nice to see ASUS including on the X99 Deluxe a feature that we'd have expected them to limit to only their premium ROG motherboards as a business decision. Kudos to them for that.