X299

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 core count Skylake-X die into the consumer market. This meant more cores, at a higher cost, and now Intel had seven different processors rather than three or four. Today Intel is releasing information about an update to this platform: seven new processors, with higher frequency, but there’s something funny going on with the cache.

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...

5 by Anton Shilov on 8/16/2018

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

GIGABYTE Aorus PCIe x16 M.2: For Four NVMe Drives, X399 Compatible

Everyone has spare NVMe SSDs, right? Or perhaps users want to buy four of them? Intel was on a big push recently with its newest 380 GB Intel Optane...

19 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2018

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...

2 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

EVGA’s New BIOS Interface, with Built-In Stress Testing

One of the criticisms over the years is that EVGA has not been on par with the major motherboard manufacturers when it comes to their BIOS/UEFI interface and feature...

4 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

Intel Announces EOL Plan for Kaby Lake-X Processors

Intel this week revealed plans to discontinue its Kaby Lake-X processors. The chips will not be supported by the company’s upcoming X399 platform for high-end desktops, so initialization of...

40 by Anton Shilov on 5/1/2018

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...

14 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 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

G.Skill Unveils 16GB DDR4-4700 Trident Z RGB DRAM Kit: Samung B-die & RGB LED

G.Skill announced today a new Trident Z RGB kit which is now the fastest DDR4 memory kit in their product stack. The new dual-channel kit is designed for Z370...

7 by Joe Shields on 2/6/2018

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

Supermicro at CES 2018: X299 Motherboards, for Upcoming 300W CPUs?

Aside from the mini-ITX motherboard on display, Supermicro also had its two X299 consumer-based motherboards on display. These two were somewhat identical, although each had a separate key feature...

15 by Ian Cutress on 1/23/2018

Maingear Displays New F131 Desktop with new ‘Apex’ Integrated Cooling

LAS VEGAS, NV — Maingear hit the CES 2018 floor armed with its new flagship F131 desktop gaming PC that has been redesigned from the ground up to the...

8 by Joe Shields on 1/11/2018

Best Motherboards: Q1 2018

This past year has offered an extremely wide selection of motherboards and chipsets to choose from. AMD’s Zen and Threadripper, Intel’s Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake, and enterprise options...

26 by Ian Cutress on 1/6/2018

Keeping it Quick: G.Skill Launches a 32 GB Quad-Channel DDR4-4000 SO-DIMM Kit at CL18

ASRock’s X299E-ITX/ac is the only Mini-ITX motherboard for Intel’s latest Core i7/Core i9 processors, and also the only consumer motherboard that requires enthusiast-class quad-channel SO-DIMM kits. The appeal of...

3 by Anton Shilov on 12/21/2017

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