We love the Intel’s x79 so much we have three of them at our HQ. The x99 is the next step in the evolution of Intel’s high-end workstation/gaming chipsets. These are incredibly fast with quad channel RAM with the new DDR4 memory. These have all the new bells and whistles SATA express and M.2 socket for SSD. We will be using these and are high-end gaming machines going forward. We will be upgrading our test machine with this motherboard shortly if you would like to see one an action.