ASUS Maximus vii formula vs ASUS X99 pro

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I am currently comparing these two motherboards, ASUS maximus vii formula and the ASUS X99 pro. They are both really good. These two motherboards costs about the same. Unfortunately I am not really sure about exact performance and I need your opinions about the pros and cons of these motherboards. Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks
 

Eximo

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They are different chipset, so hard to compare them directly.

X99 will allow for the i7-5820k as the minimum 'gaming friendly' chip. That is about $300, DDR4 memory, most common config being 4x4GB, Close to $200.

Z97 takes anything from a lowly pentium up through an i7-4790k as well as the upcoming Broadwell chips. Boards are cheaper, memory is cheaper, and you don't have to shell out for an i7 unless you really want one.
 

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Depends what you are doing. If you are Gaming grab the Vii Formula and if your video editing or doing CPU intensive tasks then get the X99-Pro but the X99 platform costs more Etc. Ram,CPU.