- ASUS Aura – Features controllable RGB onboard lighting.
- SafeSlot – Reinvented, strengthened PCIe slot utilizes a new insert-molding process to bind the slot to fortifying metal for superior retention and shearing resistance
- 5-Way Optimization: Fan Xpert 4 – Elevates customized cooling to new heights, with the ability to detect PWM/DC fans on all headers, utilize high-amperage fans and control water-cooling pumps in software and UEFI.
- 5-Way Optimization: Turbo Core – Employs Intel’s latest per-core overclocking, allowing users to assign applications to specific processor cores for optimum application performance.
- Next-gen connectivity –Great flexibility with onboard M.2 slots that tap into 32Gbps of PCIe bandwidth, plus USB 3.1 Type-C
Tune it to your will
Awaken the true performance new Intel Core i7 processor family for socket LGA 2011-v3!
Let loose up to 10 cores with new Intel® Core™ i7 processors for socket LGA 2011-v3, in both 28- and 40-lane options — and awaken the true multi-threaded performance! X99-E is engineered from the ground squeeze every last drop of power from Intel's latest architecture, so you'll always be one step ahead!
*Overclocking range will varies according to CPU capabilities, cooling, motherboard support and tuning options.
Intel LGA2011-3 i7-6950X | X99-E | G.SKILL DDR4-3200 8GB*4 | GTX680-DC2-4GD5*1
Better Protection from Overcurrent
The extra 4-pin power plug shares current with the standard 8-pin power connector to balance loads and provide ample margin to overclock Intel's latest CPUs to the limit.
Make your memory go faster
Drive your memory frequencies to 3200MHz and beyond! ASUS-exclusive T-Topology circuit design provides a superb memory-overclocking capability to unleash the full power of DDR4 by minimizing coupling noise and signal reflection. With innovative equidistant memory channels, it delivers the most balanced control and powerful overclocking compatibility. ASUS works with almost every DDR4 memory vendor to ensure the best compatibility.
One click overclock and cooling, done!
One click takes care of all that complex tuning. Your PC is smart with ASUS 5-Way Optimization. It dynamically optimizes essential aspects of your system based on real-time use — so you get superb CPU performance, everyday energy savings, ultra-stable digital power, cool and quiet fans and now even networking and audio settings that are tailored for the apps that you are using. In short, 5-Way Optimization ensures that your PC is perfect for gaming, entertainment, productivity or just about anything else!
- Games run swiftly and smoothly with high performance, prioritized bandwidth and vivid sound.
- Fans stay whisper-quiet for everyday computing, and ensure extreme cooling efficiency when gaming.
- Energy waste is reduced so you'll save money.
CPU performance boost
Unleash your PC's full performance with a simple two-phase onboard switch or the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility! The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring for the CPU and the graphics card, enabling great freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios for optimized performance and to exploit the potential out of your graphics card*.
*Please see the graphics card QVL
All-round energy efficiency
With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you'll enjoy real-time, system-wide power savings. EPU detects and adjusts power consumption according to the PC's needs — automatically. It can also reduce CPU wattage to a set level and deliver even more savings with Away Mode. This creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused extra I/O controllers and reduces the graphics cards' power level while you're away, so the PC consumes only the energy it needs — and not a drop more!
Flexible cooling controls for air and liquid
The latest ASUS X99 motherboards feature the most advanced cooling capability to date, controllable from both Fan Xpert 4 and UEFI.
Water Pump Header
Full control of PWM or DC water pumps, perfect for both custom and self-contained cooling setups.
High-amp fan support
A dedicated fan header that can supply up to 3 Amps, for high-speed high-current fans.
Multiple temperature sources
Multiple temperature sources: Each header can be set to monitor and react up to 3 multiple thermal sensors.
4-pin PWM/DC fan support with Auto Detection
Every onboard header supports auto detection of PWM or DC fans.
A dedicated integrated circuit that protects each fan header from both over-temperature and over-current.
- Comprehensive fan controls:
-Full control of fan speeds, hysteresis, and fan stop modes on every header, via Fan Expert 4 or the UEFI.
- Auto-Tuning Mode:
Scans fan parameters and all fans with a single click.
- Extreme Quiet Mode:
Reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum, for extra-quiet operation and power savings during light loads.
Precise Digital Power Control
DIGI+ Power Control
Power control is one of the most essential motherboard designs. Intelligent CPU-power-draw detection with ASUS DIGI+ Power Control is an innovative, industry-leading technology that fully complies with Intel® IMVP8 specifications, increasing overclocking potential, enhancing system stability, and improving power efficiency with superior flexibility and accurate control.
Optimize per-core performance for every app
Turbo Core App
Intel's latest processors feature per-core tuning, and the ASUS Core app lets you exploit this feature by prioritizing specific applications so that their processing demands are met the order you want — optimizing performance in just the ways you need!
Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS
The smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more appealing. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced Modes help you find your way, quickly and easily.
EZ Flash 3
Update the latest BIOS via the internet, and from within the BIOS.
Check up your storages devices' Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T) logs to gauge reliability, and even determine if they’re about to fail.
EZ Tuning Wizard — OC and RAID
Select your hardware and apply different scenarios to tune system performance, or streamline your RAID configuration for faster data retrieval and backups!
Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.
- Intuitive Graphical Fan Control: Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.
- EZ XMP: Improve your DRAM performance with a click.
- SATA Information: View SATA port details for easy device recognition.
- Fast Clock Adjustment: Use mouse controls to change the time and date.
- GPU POST: Recommendation for multi-VGA configuration and detailed information for selected ASUS graphics cards .
- Secure Erase: Restore your SSDs to factory-fresh condition.
- Last Modified Log: Track last change and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive.
- SATA Port Renaming: Rename SATA ports for easy identification.
- Aura (LED Control) Customize your favorite RGB LED style direct from the BIOS.
Make it your own
Brighten up your build
AURA Lighting Control
A well-tuned enthusiast system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura offers full RGB control with a variety of functional presets for both built-in RGB LEDs.
Protect Your Graphics Card Investment
SafeSlot is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide superior retention and shearing resistance. Manufactured in a single step using a new injection-molding process integrates the slot with the fortifying metal for an inherently stronger slot, which is then firmly anchored to the PCB through additional solder points.
With support for both NVIDIA® SLI™ and AMD CrossFireX™ 2/3-WAY configurations, the X99 motherboard enables multi-GPU setups so you can harness the full power of the latest graphics technologies to drive games at 4K and beyond.
Flawless audio that makes you part of the game
Crystal Sound 3
- Noise Isolation
Separate layer for left and right tracks
Ensures both channels deliver consistent, equal quality.
- Audio shielding
Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference.
- Clean Power
Reduces power-input noise to ensure consistent performance.
- Audio Enjoyment
Produces the highest-quality sound for headphone and speakers.
- De-pop circuit
Reduces start-up popping noise to all audio outputs.
- Premium Japanese-made audio capacitors
Provides warm, natural, and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.
More throughput, less CPU usage and great gaming experiences
X99-E features the very latest Intel® Ethernet for faster, smoother gaming — always. Intel's LAN has the serious double advantage of reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput. This significantly reduces the processor's workload, so there's more power for your game and your gameplay!
Network-optimization software for customizable packet prioritization
Turbo LAN with cFosSpeed traffic-shaping technology adds even more lag-reducing support and intuitive user interface. It allows you to lower lag with no expert knowledge — by up to 1.45X! If you're a tweaker, use Advanced Mode for hardcore controls.
Pumped-up throughput. 2.5X higher surge tolerance.
ASUS LANGuard is hardware-level networking protection that employs signal-coupling technology and premium anti-EMI surface-mounted capacitors ensuring a more reliable connection and better throughput, plus electrostatically-guarded and surge-protected components for greater tolerance to static electricity and improved protection against surges.
Connect with Unparalleled Speed
Ultimate-speed 10Gbps with USB 3.1 onboard
With a reversible USB 3.1 Type-C for the very fastest USB data transfers, you'll experience data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps — or twice as fast USB 3.0. And you'll be all set for USB 3.1's breakneck speeds. And ASUS-exclusive USB 3.1 Boost technology automatically accelerates USB 3.1 performance even further!
Fast storage speed with SATA Express
Current SSDs devour up to 550MB/s bandwidth, which is close to saturation point for SATA 6Gbps connections. Backwardly compatible with up to two SATA drives, SATA Express is the next-generation connectivity standard — and ensures that you and your system won't get left behind.
Speed up with onboard M.2 up to 32Gbit/s
With x4 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32Gbps data-transfer speeds. It is the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, making your whole PC or professional apps work as fast as possible.
Upgrade with ThunderboltEX 3 to experience blistering speeds and any-way-up connectivity
ASUS X99-E offers support for ThunderboltEX 3 card, an Intel-certified Thunderbolt™ 3 add-on card enables breathtaking bi-directional speeds up to 40Gbps - four-times faster than other PC data-transfer cables with twice the video bandwidth for the latest 60 Hz 4K/UHD displays. Beyond sheer bandwidth, Thunderbolt 3 supports daisy-chaining up to six devices, utilizes a Type C reversible connector for compatibility with the latest USB 3.1 Type-C devices and supports the USB Power Delivery specification for fast, high-power charging of up to 36W.
*Available to purchase separately.
Total control anytime, anywhere with Remote GO!
Remote GO! gives you complete control of your PC — even when you're away from home. Access your forgotten files at home, and work on your PC from almost anywhere. Plus, it takes just one click to manage all your public clouds or sync files across your PC and devices!
Gather your ASUS WebStorage, Dropbox®, Google Drive™, and OneDrive® accounts in one place and even back up to PC at the same time.
Easily access and control your PC, anytime and anywhere!
Sync files between your PCs and smart devices with just a click!
Remote Keyboard & Mouse
Control media playback from your sofa!
Your digital PC hub for sharing and home theater
Enjoy your PC's multimedia content — anywhere! Pipe music from your PC or cloud storage, including ASUS WebStorage, Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive while sipping coffee in a café, or sit back with friends and stream a favorite movie to a smart TV. With ASUS Media Streamer, your entertainment goes wherever you go.
Watch your smart device content on the big screen
With HyStream you’ll enjoy the ease and freedom of streaming HD content from your supported* Apple iOS smartphone or tablet straight to your bigger screen!
* Contact your device vendor for support information.
All-in-one control between your PC and smart device
Work with your PC and smart device at the same time through a single keyboard-and-mouse set. A simple hot key lets you switch between your PC and smart device quickly. It even charges your mobile device at the same time.
You will love DIY!
We understand how you use your PC. From assembly, system setting and monitoring, and to firmware and hardware updates - we're all about making your life easier. That's why we never stop developing new and exciting DIY opportunities to make PC DIY easy, fun and free from hassle!
Intel CPU and chipset features
Intel® Core™ i7 Processor LGA2011-v3 Ready
This motherboard supports Intel® Core™ i7 processors in the LGA2011-v3 package, with memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support 4-channel (8 DIMM) DDR4 memory and 40/28 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes.
Intel® X99 Chipset
The Intel® X99 Chipset is a single-chipset design that supports new Intel® Core™ i7 processor family for socket LGA 2011-v3 processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, X99 provides a maximum 6 USB 3.0 ports, 10 SATA 6Gbps ports and 32Gbps M.2 support for faster data retrieval.