Skylake-X

GIGABYTE has released only a handful of its professional focused and creator-driven Designare branded motherboards, one for X299 and X399 for HEDT, as well as a Z390 version for desktop users. At Computex GIGABYTE unveiled its plans to launch a new variant, the X299G Designare-10G which drops flashy RGB LEDs, and opts for more professional features including dual 10 Gigabit ports. The X499 moniker on the heatsink is a name placeholder, not a confirmed chipset The GIGABYTE X299G Designare-10G is targeted at professional users, content creators and enthusiasts with its 12-phase power delivery, dual 8-pin 12 V ATX CPU power inputs, and four full-length PCIe 3.0 slots. It also marks a shift in the Designare range with more subtle and classier aesthetics with a black and...

Intel's X299 Goes Extreme, GIGABYTE X299G Xtreme Waterforce With 10G LAN, 16-Phase VRM

At Computex 2019, GIGABYTE unveiled a couple of new motherboards on Intel's X299 chipset in lieu of the new refreshed Skylake-X processors expected later this year. The GIGABYTE X299G...

21 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/13/2019

Intel Publishes Plans to Wind Down Shipments of 7th Gen Core "Skylake-X" HEDT Processors

With Intel’s announcement this week that they will be releasing a new generation of Core X-series high-end desktop (HEDT) processors this fall, the company has also begun working on...

3 by Anton Shilov on 5/31/2019

Corsair One Pro i180: New Flagship Mini-PC with i9-9920X and RTX 2080 Ti

Corsair has expanded its Corsair ONE line of mini-PCs, aiming for the higher end of the market. The Corsair One Pro i180 is equipped with Intel’s 12-core high-end desktop...

12 by Anton Shilov on 1/14/2019

GIGABYTE Launches R161-Series Overclocking Servers: 1U, Core X, Liquid Cooling

GIGABYTE has released its first servers based on overclockable Core X-series processors that offer a higher single-thread performance when compared to regular server CPUs. The new Overclocking Servers R161-series...

7 by Anton Shilov on 12/13/2018

G.Skill Unveils 64 GB DDR4-4266 and 128 GB DDR4-4000 Kits for HEDTs

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...

1 by Anton Shilov 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...

12 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/30/2018

Intel's Basin Falls Skylake-X Refresh: Core i9-9980XE with up to 15% Better Power Efficiency

One of the interesting things about Intel’s latest generation of high-end desktop parts was the jump from ten cores at the peak to eighteen, as Intel moved its high...

31 by Ian Cutress on 10/8/2018

EVGA Launches X299 Micro ATX 2 Motherboard

EVGA this week introduced its second-generation Micro-ATX motherboard based on Intel’s X299 platform. The new mainboard has an improved VRM configuration with more phases and a better cooling, which...

7 by Anton Shilov on 8/16/2018

The Intel Xeon W Review: W-2195, W-2155, W-2123, W-2104 and W-2102 Tested

Anyone looking at a high-end Intel system has three choices: Core i9, Xeon W, or the larger socket Xeon Scalable. Those first two both use the LGA2066 socket, and...

74 by Ian Cutress & Joe Shields on 7/30/2018

ZOTAC Publishes Specifications of MEK Mini, MEK Ultra PCs

As expected, ZOTAC demonstrated its upcoming MEK Mini and MEK UItra PCs at Computex. In addition, the company published preliminary specifications of these systems. As it appears, the smaller...

3 by Anton Shilov on 6/15/2018

EVGA X299 Micro2: A Refresh of the X299 Micro

Intel has stated that the next generation of HEDT processors is coming later this year. We fully expect these processors to be motherboard compatible with current Skylake-X processors on...

3 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

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

Mini-Jellyfish: ADATA Launches XPG Spectrix D80 DDR4 RGB Memory

ADATA has started shipments of its new memory modules that feature hybrid air and liquid-based cooling systems along with RGB lighting. The new XPG Spectrix D80 DDR4 RGB modules...

28 by Anton Shilov on 5/2/2018

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...

17 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

Apacer Adds DDR4-3600 CL17 and DDR4 3466 CL16 Memory to Commando Series

The new Apacer Commando series DDR4 comes in 16 GB (2x8GB) dual-channel kits with frequencies reaching up to DDR4-3466 CL16 and DDR4-3600 CL17. The sticks were announced late last...

13 by Joe Shields on 2/26/2018

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 Micro Motherboard Review: A Smaller Take on X299

The EVGA X299 Micro Motherboard is mid-range microATX offering aiming to please a wide range of users but isn't marketed towards any one function in particular. It supports 2-way...

23 by Joe Shields on 2/9/2018

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