The Carbon follows along with all the X299 motherboards we’ve seen so far in that it has a huge selection of connection options and high bandwidth technologies allowing you to extract the very maximum possible from your hardware. There are plentiful USB 3.1 ports, multi GPU support, U.2 and dual M.2 for your speedy storage devices as well as the all-important GigaLAN and AC WiFi to keep you plugged in to the online world. 

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The ROG Strix X299-E Gaming is an ATX motherboard with the sort of attitude you’d expect from gaming hardware. Although it doesn’t have quite as much “armor” as the Asus TUF models, or quite as many enthusiast features as the thoroughly tricked-out ROG Rampage boards, the X299-E Gaming is no lightweight.

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ASRock X299 Taichi

The X299 Taichi specification list is very detailed. We have a great range of features that bring the HEDT right into 2017, with the list including many features absent from some early X99 boards, which are now several years old. The full list of specifications can be found here.

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MSI’s M7 moniker has been anchoring its Enthusiast Gaming line-up of motherboards since the Intel Z170 days of a few years ago, through the more recent Z270 update, and now on to Intel’s top dog X299 Platform. The “M” suffix stands for ‘Master’ and gives everything you need to master the next level in gaming. From supporting the fastest processors,…

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AMD Ryzen 3 1300X

AMD’s Ryzen 3 1300X sets a new benchmark for the budget market with four physical cores, unlocked multipliers, and excellent bundled coolers. All of this comes at a lower price point than Intel’s competing models. Support for overclocking on inexpensive Socket AM4 motherboards with the B350 chipset just adds to the value.

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The AMD Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200

All that is left is Threadripper for super-high-end desktops, coming in August, Zen paired with graphics, coming in Q3/Q4, and Ryzen 3 for entry level desktops, being launched today. The two entry level parts are quad core Zen CPUs, targeting the $109 to $129 boundary and offering four full x86 cores for the same price Intel offers two cores with hyperthreading.

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Intel Core i7-7820X

The Skylake-X-based Core i7-7820X offers strong multi-threaded performance and a lower price point than Intel’s Broadwell-E equivalent. But we did experience some performance regression in a few game titles and applications. Core i7-7820X delivers the highest possible multi-threaded performance from an eight-core processor, provided the application can utilize its resources effectively.

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Gigabyte has been pushing its Aorus brand in the motherboard market by outfitting the gaming-calibre motherboards with adjusted styling, enhanced fan control, and increased use of RGB LEDs. We examine the £270 X299 Aorus Gaming 3 to see what one of Gigabyte’s more ‘affordable’ X299 motherboards can offer.

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