The M7 ACK is a brand new refinement of MSI’s gaming line. The odd-looking tribal dragon still shows its face on the chipset, but the RGB LEDs are subtly baked into the rear I/O cover, PCIe slots, and the VRMs just north of the processor. The subtle flecks of silver dotted across the chipset scream premium, and unscrewing the chipset cover reveals a hinge, enabling you to lift up the heatsink, to allow for installation of up to two M.2 PCIe SSDs, complete with (hopefully improved) thermal pads for each drive. 

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ASUS’s STRIX branded product line has been a popular choice for gamers the last few generations due to its affordable price tag attached to a product good looks, great performance, and unbeatable ROG bloodlines. ASUS now brings this pedigree to Intel’s new X299 platform in the form of the ROG STRIX X299-E Gaming. From the AURA Sync Lighting to the reinforced…

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The ASUS Rampage range has long dominated the premium end of the motherboard market. From the early days of the X58 based Rampage 2 all the way up to the X99 Rampage V 10th Anniversary Edition, it’s been an endless series of high-end, no compromise, products that – in a manner akin to the Mercedes S Class – shows us what the future will hold.

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Critical to the operation of a high-end system is its motherboard. The ASUS Prime X299-Deluxe in a high-end part using Intel’s new LGA 2066 socket. Features worthy of note include 802.11ad (WiGig) WiFi, an onboard OLED display, and a smart method for cooling M.2 SSDs.

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ASRock Fatal1ty X299 Professional Gaming i9

Few names in the industry stick out quite as much as Johnathan ‘Fatal1ty’ Wendel, arguably THE first professional gamer. For ASRock to collaborate and brand a motherboard with this moniker, you know they have to mean business. ASRock knows you are only as good as your foundation, so they loaded the X299 Professional Gaming i9 up with everything needed to…

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GIGABYTE’s X299 AORUS Gaming 3 is GIGABYTE’s current entry gaming model for the X299 platform. Compared to other sockets and platforms, Intel’s X299 isn’t just loaded from a chipset/CPU perspective, but also from the perspective of what vendors put into the motherboard on top of Intel’s default feature set.

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ASRock X399 Tachi

It is time for a bit more threadripping as we review the ASRock X399 Tachi. This stylish AMD Ryzen Threadripper motherboard is available for 349 USD / 369 Euros and might be an attractive offer for the sheer amount of sweetness you receive in return.

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ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4

The ASRock Fatal1ty X370 GAMING K4 is right in the middle of ASRock’s AMD X370 product stack and is clearly focused on gaming; I mean, it’s in the name, right? Yet with a very modest price of roughly US$150, this isn’t a board for a person wanting to clock the crap out of their CPU and RAM. It’s not meant to be the best there is; rather, it’s an affordable option with the majority of features present, but not all. 

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MSI’s Tomahawk motherboards provide good gaming value using Intel’s mainstream desktop chipsets. Now, that same focus on aesthetic and bang-for-buck gaming performance is available on the new X299 platform as well. For $279, the X299 Tomahawk Arctic is full of features, both familiar and new.

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