Network performance is one of those things that we tend to not even think about. Oddly enough this is one of only a few parts of a motherboard that we can test and show differences between motherboards. This is because some manufactures use different controllers. Asus prefers Intel and I would tend to side with them. Intel is more reliable and stable, especially in high usage situations. This is why we have a very expensive Intel NIC in our LAN router. With that said I did run into an issue with the X99 Deluxe in testing. I had the same issue with their Z97 as well actually. My performance numbers were noticeably lower than any other motherboards tested. After digging into the issue for nearly a full day I did come to a few conclusions. First things first, I only ran into the lower speeds when using  the Trendnet TEG-S24Dg. No other motherboard ran into this issue oddly enough. But I was able to get proper tests by swapping switches.

For most people you will never run into this issue, but I do want to note it because these are fairly popular switches and we even use them at our events. The numbers were still more than enough to get your file transfers done (around 700). That said the numbers below are the true performance numbers when testing on any other switch including our other Trendnet switch. I went ahead and included the numbers when using the turbo setting as well. Turbo prioritizes your network traffic.


Average Network Speed

Asus X99 Deluxe


Asus X99 Deluxe  w/turbo



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garfi3ld replied the topic: #35515 29 Aug 2014 16:26
We couldn't very well review a CPU without a motherboard right? Well I took a look at the Asus X99 Deluxe that I also used for testing the 5960X.

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