X299

Today we have a chance to dig down on the ASUS ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming. The XE Gaming differs from the non-XE by adding a larger VRM heatsink and includes a 40mm fan and mounting hardware to further assist VRM cooling. A number of companies are releasing 'XE' models with larger heatsinks, although the fan will be an interesting addition.

The ASUS TUF X299 Mark I Motherboard Review: TUF Refined

Today we have a chance to look at our first ASUS motherboard, the TUF X299 Mark 1. The Mark 1 is listed as a durable and reliable motherboard for...

14 by Joe Shields on 12/6/2017

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

The MSI X299 SLI Plus Motherboard Review: $232 with U.2

Today we had an opportunity to look at another motherboard in the MSI lineup. Instead of coming from the Enthusiast, Performance, or Arsenal line of products, the MSI X299...

21 by Joe Shields on 11/29/2017

Best Motherboards 2017

This year has had 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 mean...

24 by Ian Cutress on 11/23/2017

The MSI X299 Tomahawk Arctic Motherboard Review: White as Snow

Our first look at MSI X299 offerings arrived in the form of a mid-range board from the Arsenal Gaming series, the Tomahawk Arctic. The Tomahawk line of motherboards, MSI...

21 by Joe Shields on 11/20/2017

ASRock Releases X299 Taichi XE and X299 Gaming i9 XE: Big Boy Heatsinks

This week ASRock has released “XE” editions of two of its popular X299 motherboards: the X299 Taichi XE and the flagship X299 Professional Gaming i9 XE. Buy ASRock X299...

7 by Joe Shields on 11/9/2017

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...

5 by Joe Shields on 10/31/2017

The ASRock X299 Taichi Motherboard Review

Next up on the test bench is the X299 Taichi, sitting in the middle of the range. ASRock is looking to touch more of the market with the Taichi...

18 by Joe Shields on 10/31/2017

ASRock’s X299E-ITX/ac Motherboard Now Available: Up to 18 Cores in Mini-ITX

ASRock formally introduced its X299E-ITX/ac motherboard at Computex earlier this year and attracted a lot of attention to the product that was (and still is) the only Mini-ITX mainboard...

28 by Anton Shilov on 10/19/2017

The ASRock Fatal1ty X299 Professional Gaming i9 Motherboard Review

All of the main motherboard vendors have launched a long list of X299 motherboards, aiming from budget to premium users. ASRock has been involved in the melee, with all...

24 by Joe Shields on 9/26/2017

The Intel Core i9-7980XE and Core i9-7960X CPU Review Part 1: Workstation

The buzz since Intel announced it was bringing an 18-core CPU to the consumer market has been palpable: users are anticipating this to be Intel’s best performing processor, and...

150 by Ian Cutress on 9/25/2017

The MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Motherboard Review

Intel's HEDT platform in recent times has always had a two CPU generation cadence. The last change was in August 2014, catering for Haswell-E and Broadwell-E, so with the...

24 by Patrick MacMillan on 9/21/2017

EKWB Releasing new monoblocks for ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme and Apex

EK has announced a new monoblock made to fit two of ASUS's X299 based motherboards, the ROG Rampage VI Extreme and Apex. The new EK-FB ASUS ROG 6E RGB...

2 by Joe Shields on 9/20/2017

Corsair Announces 16GB DDR4-4600 Vengeance LPX DRAM Kits

Corsair on Thursday announced two fresh Vengeance LPX memory kits that set new performance records for the product family. The new dual-channel memory kits are intended for Intel’s Kaby...

16 by Anton Shilov on 9/15/2017

ASRock Announces the X299 OC Formula Motherboard

Back in May of this year, we saw our first glimpse of the X299 OC Formula, ASRock’s to-be high-end overclocking focused motherboard. In the past couple of generations, the...

13 by Joe Shields on 9/11/2017

G.Skill Ups the Ante on Memory Speed and Voltage: 16 GB DDR4-4600 1.5v Kit for Kaby Lake-X

G.Skill on Friday introduced its fastest dual-channel memory kit designed specifically for Intel’s Kaby Lake-X processors and Intel’s X299 HEDT platforms. The new Trident Z DDR4-4600 DIMMs not only...

14 by Anton Shilov on 9/8/2017

MSI Launches the X299M Gaming Pro Carbon AC: Going Micro-ATX

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...

15 by Joe Shields on 8/17/2017

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

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