Basin Falls

Coinciding with today’s launch of Intel’s HEDT “Skylake-X/Basin Falls Refresh” family of CPUs, G.Skill today announced its new 64 GB DDR4-4266 and 128 GB DDR4-4000 kits designed for high-end desktops. G.Skill’s new Trident Z quad-channel memory includes a 64 GB (8×8 GB) kit rated to run at DDR4-4266 CL19 19-19-39 with 1.45 Volts, and a 128 GB (8×16 GB) set designed to operate at DDR4-4000 CL19 19-19-39 with 1.35 Volts. The DIMMs are based on Samsung’s time-proven B-die memory chips that are used for overclocking-grade modules, feature XMP 2.0 SPD profiles for easier set up, and are outfitted with aluminum heat spreaders. G.Skill's Trident Z Memory for Intel's Skylake-X Speed CL Timing Voltage Kit Config. Kit Capacity Family DIMM PN DDR4-4000 CL19 19-19-39 1.35 V 8×16 GB 128 GB Trident Z RGB ? DDR4-4266 CL19 19-19-39 1.45 V 8×8 GB 64 GB Trident Z ? Since we are dealing with...

The Intel Core i9-9980XE CPU Review: Refresh Until it Hertz

It has been over a year since Intel launched its Skylake-X processors and Basin Falls platform, with a handful of processors from six-core up to eighteen-core. In that time...

145 by Ian Cutress on 11/13/2018

New GIGABYTE X299-WU8 Workstation Motherboard: Dual PLX8747, but Built for Core-X?

In what appears to be a silent launch, GIGABYTE has launched a new workstation motherboard called the X299-WU8. The new GIGABYTE X299-WU8 has a total of seven full-length PCIe...

10 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/30/2018

The MSI X299 XPower Gaming AC Review: Flagship Fantasy

MSI's flagship motherboard for HEDT the X299 XPower Gaming AC. The XPower Gaming AC pulls from its overclocking and enthusiast pedigree as well as including features more focused on...

17 by Joe Shields on 5/9/2018

The ASRock X299 Extreme4 Motherboard Review: $200 Entry To HEDT

The ASRock X299 Extreme4 is an entry-level motherboard from ASRock designed to give users an inexpensive step into the premium land of the high-end desktop. At $200, it is...

25 by Joe Shields on 4/26/2018

The MSI X299M Gaming Pro Carbon AC Motherboard Review

There are only a few options in the microATX market if you want all the Intel cores but want to remain small and compact. The challenger today is MSI's...

15 by Joe Shields on 3/22/2018

The MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK Motherboard Review: Light up the Night

What happens when a vendor adds 802.11ac to Killer networking? You get an ACK - specifically, the MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK. This motherboard includes 3-way SLI and Crossfire...

34 by Joe Shields on 3/5/2018

The ASUS Prime X299-Deluxe Motherboard Review: Onboard OLED and WiGig

Sitting at the top of ASUS' consumer-focused motherboard line for X299 is the ASUS Prime X299-Deluxe. In the past, ASUS' 'Deluxe' line-up has attempted to emulate the status of...

11 by Joe Shields on 2/16/2018

The EVGA X299 FTW K Motherboard Review: Dual U.2 Ports

The EVGA X299 FTW K is our first X299 motherboard from EVGA. The FTW K aims to bring users a solid power delivery, three-way multi-GPU capabilities, two M.2 slots...

23 by Joe Shields on 1/29/2018

It's An RGB Disco: The GIGABYTE X299 Gaming 7 Pro Motherboard, Reviewed

We have reviewed a lot of X299 based motherboards over the past couple of months, but our first Gigabyte/AORUS offering is the X299 Gaming 7 Pro. The G7P promises...

29 by Joe Shields on 1/26/2018

The ASRock X299E-ITX/ac Motherboard Review: An 18-core No-Compromise Mini-ITX

Our next X299 motherboard review shrinks down from the large ATX and E-ATX sized motherboards to the sole Mini-ITX offering for the X299 platform. The ASRock X299E-ITX/ac is a...

24 by Joe Shields on 12/4/2017

ASUS Releases the WS X299 Pro Motherboard

ASUS has now released the WS X299 Pro, a motherboard designed to be a workstation level platform for X299 processors. None of the features seem to stand out as...

7 by Joe Shields on 10/31/2017

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

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...

264 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

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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