Hardware, VR World

Report Claims to Solve Mystery of Socket 2084

An overclocker from Germany has vindicated Asus’ claims of what socket 2084 on its new Haswell-E boards can do.


Event, Exclusive, Hardware, IDF 2014

Intel: No Answer Yet on Asus’ Extra Pin Situation

On Monday VR World reported on some irregularities with the “extra pin” found on Asus’ (TPE: 2357) X99 motherboards. Asus claims that the additional undocumented pins found on Haswell-E and the sockets of Asus’ compatible boards are used to give users extra stability during overclocking. As documented by VR World’s Nebojsa Novakovic, in its own documentation Asus claims that these pins, better known as “socket 2084,” have numerous advantages when used including better monitoring of voltage, more strapping ability, higher frequency, and maximum Vcore. However, sources that have spoken to VR World say these pins aren’t as special as Asus says they are and are