X299

MSI has announced a new Micro ATX motherboard added to the X299 lineup in the X299M Gaming Pro Carbon AC. Based on the ATX sized X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC, it has a similar I/O cover shape as well as the painted carbon pattern on the black board. MSI states it shares nearly all features the bigger brother offers, such as multiple PCIe x16 slots for multi-GPU, the same amount of SATA ports, dual M.2 slots, and even the same 10 phase DrMOS PWM make their way onto the smaller X299M Gaming Pro Carbon AC. The X299M Gaming Pro Carbon AC supports up to 64GB of quad-channel DRAM, and using MSI’s DDR4 Boost Technology should allow the board to support memory speeds up to 4200...

Intel Finalizes Skylake-X Processor Specifications: 18-Cores, 4.4 GHz Turbo, 165W on September 25th

When Intel launched its new high-end desktop platform a few weeks ago, we were provided with Core-X CPUs from quad cores on the latest Kaby Lake microarchitecture, and 6/8/10...

102 by Ian Cutress on 8/7/2017

The Intel Kaby Lake-X i7 7740X and i5 7640X Review: The New Single-Threaded Champion, OC to 5GHz

Intel’s direction for the high-end desktop space has taken an interesting turn. After several years of iterative updates, slowly increasing core counts and increasing IPC, we have gotten used...

177 by Ian Cutress on 7/24/2017

EKWB Releases New RGB Monoblock for MSI X299 Motherboards

This week, the Slovenian based liquid cooling manufacturer, EKWB (EK Water Blocks) released a new monoblock which is custom made for specific MSI X299 motherboards, and named the EK-FB...

3 by Joe Shields on 7/20/2017

MSI Announces the X299 XPower Gaming AC Motherboard: Five M.2 Slots

This week MSI has announced a new X299 motherboard: the MSI X299 XPOWER GAMING AC. This is designed as a flagship motherboard for MSI's X299 range, and aims to...

27 by Joe Shields on 7/12/2017

The Intel Skylake-X Review: Core i9 7900X, i7 7820X and i7 7800X Tested

Building a PC is an experience worth having. Finding out what works with what and putting it all together is an experience, and the first time always gives a...

259 by Ian Cutress on 6/19/2017

Intel Announces X299, Skylake-X, and Kaby Lake-X Release Schedule: Pre-Orders June 19th, Availability June 26th

At Computex a couple of weeks ago, Intel announced its new Basin Falls platform, consisting of the X299 chipset with motherboards based on it, a pair of Kaby Lake-X...

68 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2017

DRAM and Motherboard Makers Demonstrate Quad-Channel DDR4-4000+ Operation

Over the course of Computex, manufacturers of memory modules and motherboards alike took to the show to showcase the latest developments in high-speed quad-channel memory configurations. Powered by Intel’s...

16 by Anton Shilov on 6/9/2017

ASRock Announces X299 Professional Gaming i9 with 3-Way Multi-GPU, 10Gb Ethernet, & Wi-Fi

ASRock has introduced its flagship motherboard for Intel’s upcoming Core X series HEDT processors. The Fatal1ty X299 Professional Gaming i9 packs about everything that that is possible, including advanced...

9 by Anton Shilov on 5/31/2017

Mighty Mini-ITX: ASRock X299E-ITX/ac with 4 Channel DDR4 and 3xM.2 Support

ASRock has announced one of the industry’s first Mini-ITX motherboards for Intel’s latest Core X processors in the LGA2066 packaging. The new X299E-ITX/ac is small, but it takes full...

23 by Anton Shilov on 5/31/2017

ASUS Unveils Seven X299 Motherboards: Prime, TUF and ROG

Now that details about Intel's upcoming Skylake-X LGA2066 processors have been officially announced, we can finally reveal some of the new motherboards that ASUS has designed for this new...

11 by Patrick MacMillan on 5/30/2017

Rivet Networks Announces Killer xTend: Turning a Gaming PC into a Switch and Wi-Fi AP

Imagine the scenario where you have a monster gaming PC, but you also use the same area to support a few internet connected consoles. Or that the Wi-Fi router...

4 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2017

Intel Announces Skylake-X: Bringing 18-Core HCC Silicon to Consumers for $1999

There are days in this profession in which I am surprised. The longer I stay in the technology industry, they become further and further apart. There are several reasons...

202 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2017

Intel Announces Kaby Lake-X Processors: High-End Desktop Getting the Latest Microarchitecture

Anyone following the high-end desktop space lately will have realized that we’ve recently been tripping up over information on upcoming platforms. Intel’s successor to Broadwell-E has been expected for...

54 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 5/30/2017

Intel Announces Basin Falls: The New High-End Desktop Platform and X299 Chipset

Discussion about the High-End Desktop Space this year has been unparalleled. When an age-old competitor re-entered the field, it provided new life into a somewhat dormant platform: how to...

38 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2017

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