My thoughts exactly. I'm sure there's still a market for those who want 6 and 8 core performance in a small package, but all the other benefits of the X99 platform are otherwise lost.the whole point of X99 / LGA2011 is dual processors, 40 PCIe lanes, and 8 DIMMS. the first two are impossible on ITX, so what's the point of the board in the first place?
cool, but dumb.
I wan't the fastest machine I can get for web dev. I don't care about gaming or even graphics, just running many apps and avoiding any lag.Hooray for doing cool things like this, but I have to admit, I don't really see the point. Because if you're building a small-but-powerful gaming rig, a Haswell-E doesn't really get you much better gaming performance than a regular i5 or i7. And you only get two memory slots, so the benefit of quad-channel 64GB RAM is lost. So you're really kind of wasting your money on such a high-end processor there. But if you're building a workstation, you definitely want more than two memory slots, and you probably want at least two or three PCIe slots for expansion cards. So... why does this exist?