22 Replies Latest reply on May 26, 2015 10:34 AM by jasonvp

    Curious about the 10G Ethernet ports on the new X99 motherboards

    alexdejesus Level 1

      I currently have the i7-5960X on an ASUS X99-E WS since it was first released. It has an Areca 12G 1883 RAID controller that so far has been a piece of garbage in terms of performance. I am now noticing several new X99 boards on the market, including an updated ASUS X99 Deluxe and the ASRock Extreme 11. Some of them support two M.2 drives and have 10G Ethernet ports - I'm assuming to get fed from a 10G server. And Netgear has a 12-port 10G Switch on the market.

       

      I wonder - has it become possible to edit video that is stored on such a server?

       

      I also see X99 boards priced in the low $100s. Why such a drastic price drop? Is a new generation chipset going to be released soon?