X299

Motherboard firmware is a fickle thing: in order to support as many CPUs as possible, especially in the multi-core and turbo era, each processor has to have its own entry in the support table in the BIOS. With luck, some processor variants can share entries, but ultimately the more processors a platform supports, the larger the BIOS firmware tends to be. As we have moved from basic BIOS implementations to complex UEFI interfaces, the amount of free space inside BIOS firmware has reduced drastically. As a result, in recent generations, we’re seeing motherboards drop support for certain ranges of processors. Recently, a range of AMD AM4 motherboards have dropped support for the earliest A-series processors that were supported on the platform, mostly because these parts...

MSI's Motherboard Refresh for Cascade: Three New Professional X299 Offerings

On the back of Intel's upcoming launch of its HEDT Cascade Lake-X processors in November, MSI has unveiled three new X299 motherboards for content creators, and professional users. The...

5 by Gavin Bonshor 6 days ago

GIGABYTE Unveils Three New 'X299X' Motherboards For Cascade Lake-X

Back at Computex 2019, GIGABYTE had three new models of motherboards on display. These new motherboards at the time were almost mistaken for next-generation Intel boards, with GIGABYTE quickly...

11 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/3/2019

ASUS Unveils the ROG Rampage VI Extreme Encore X299 Motherboard

At the Gamescom trade show in Cologne in Germany, ASUS has unveiled its new high-end premium HEDT motherboard, the ROG Rampage VI Extreme Encore. Built on Intel's X299 chipset...

16 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/21/2019

GIGABYTE X299G Designare-10G Motherboard: Dual 10G Ethernet

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...

5 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/14/2019

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

The ASUS Prime X299 Edition 30 Motherboard: 30 Years of ASUS, now with OLED

In the midst of all the X570 motherboard reveals at Computex 2019, ASUS has released an updated version of its Prime X299 model, the ASUS Prime X299 Edition 30...

15 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/30/2019

Intel Core i9-9990XE : Up to 5.0 GHz, Auction Only

AnandTech has seen documents and supporting information from multiple sources that show that Intel is planning to release a new high-end desktop processor, the Core i9-9990XE. These documents show...

66 by Ian Cutress on 1/14/2019

CES 2019: ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme Omega X299 Motherboard

At CES 2019 ASUS is looking to push the boundaries of Intel Skylake-X processors even further than ever before with the announcement its ROG Rampage VI Extreme Omega X299...

10 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/14/2019

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

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

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...

3 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...

5 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

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