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ASUS Prime X299-Deluxe Motherboard Review

The ASUS Prime X299-Deluxe ships in typical packaging that is built around a black box with plenty of information displayed.

An extremely healthy bundle is one of the key selling points for a premium motherboard. ASUS does not disappoint in this respect, equipping the X299-Deluxe with:

  • 6x SATA cables
  • 1x rigid 3-way SLI bridge
  • 1x rigid 2-way HB SLI bridge
  • Q-connector
  • Vertical M.2 mounting bracket and screws
  • RGB header extension cable
  • Rear IO shield

Adding to the core bundle is ASUS’ fan extension card. This molex-powered board is connected to the motherboard using a single cable and allows an extra three 4-pin fans to be connected and managed via software and the UEFI.

There are also connection points for the three included thermistor cables.

WiFi connectivity for the 802.11ac and 802.11ad interfaces is handled by two separate antennas. The plastic antennas are physically large and connect to points on the motherboard’s rear IO. Their cable allows them to be positioned optimally, rather than the aerials being fed directly out of the motherboard.

ASUS also includes the company’s ThunderboltEX 3 card to provide the X299-Deluxe with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity over the Type-C connector, in addition to an additional USB 3.1 Type-A port and Mini DisplayPort in (with an adapter cable) for loop-back capability from a graphics card.

Intel’s Alpine Ridge chipset is used an power delivery is rated at 3A over the 5V (15W) or 12V (36W) rails.

The usual set of documentation is provided, in addition to a 20% discount code for CableMod cables.

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