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ASUS Prime X299-A II
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I have a short question regarding the difference between the X299 A II and the X299 Deluxe II boards.

On the following site it's stated, that the A II has only 1 memory channel vs 4 channels for the Deluxe II. However I cannot find this information on the ASUS website. Is this true?



The first link also states that both boards support only 128GB of RAM, where ASUS itself claims that they support 256GB. So maybe that website is just crawling wrong information?

Also is there any considerable reason why I should prefer the Deluxe II over the A II, other than having more PCI slots, WiFi etc.?

Thanks a lot in advance!!
 
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ASUS WS X299 SAGE/10G
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I have a short question regarding the difference between the X299 A II and the X299 Deluxe II boards.

On the following site it's stated, that the A II has only 1 memory channel vs 4 channels for the Deluxe II. However I cannot find this information on the ASUS website. Is this true?



The first link also states that both boards support only 128GB of RAM, where ASUS itself claims that they support 256GB. So maybe that website is just crawling wrong information?

Also is there any considerable reason why I should prefer the Deluxe II over the A II, other than having more PCI slots, WiFi etc.?

Thanks a lot in advance!!

Your first link is comparing the X99 boards not X299. The deluxe board has more bells and whistles built in like you stated so it's up to you.

The PCIe layout looks the same but the deluxe has some nice additions like built in Wifi/BT, OLED screen, and Thunderbolt 3 built in. However, the built in Wifi/BT is not compatible with macOS (unless you use the beta intel drivers). You could replace the built in card with a compatible one though.

 
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MacBook Pro
Your first link is comparing the X99 boards not X299. The deluxe board has more bells and whistles built in like you stated so it's up to you.

The PCIe layout looks the same but the deluxe has some nice additions like built in Wifi/BT, OLED screen, and Thunderbolt 3 built in. However, the built in Wifi/BT is not compatible with macOS (unless you use the beta intel drivers). You could replace the built in card with a compatible one though.

Oh.. what a stupid mistake, sorry for that.

And thank you for making clear the differences between those boards. I won't bother with internal TB3 and WiFi, I'll go with PCI cards for both of these.
 
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Oh.. what a stupid mistake, sorry for that.

And thank you for making clear the differences between those boards. I won't bother with internal TB3 and WiFi, I'll go with PCI cards for both of these.
in my experience TB3 is far better when its built in especially on the ASUS boards, TB in general is kind of a finicky B%#$ lol
 
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Is it possible to run an nvidia card on the x299 deluxe in windows and have an ssdt disable that port under macOS so we can run a Radeon GPU?
 
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Hi,

I am trying to install 10.14.6 with Clover but find myself getting stuck with End RandomSeed no matter what I try.
I've got 4x32GB Ram sticks and tried all the possible solutions I could find, but nothing seems to work for me. (Tried different speeds, lower size 4x16GB, 8x16GB, also downloaded the AptioMemoryFix.efi)..

Any ideas? :/
 

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