While we typically look at very high-end motherboards and products, today we take a look at the Z370XP SLI, a more affordable, more basic Z370 motherboard. The Z370 PCH has a lot of features integrated inside, and GIGABYTE is using most of them to provide a solid feature set at a reasonable price.

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As you would expect to find from any model bearing the Strix branding, the ASUS X399 Strix is bristling with features and connectivity options, the majority of which will be familiar to anyone who has kept a keen eye upon the latest AMD chipset. There is plenty of bandwidth options between USB 3.1, M.2 storage and the all important PCI Express lane count.

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GIGABYTE’s X299 Designare EX is now GIGABYTE’s top of the line X299 motherboard, taking back the reigns from the X299 Aorus Gaming 9, or so I thought. GIGABYTE actually is positioning the Designare EX between the Gaming 7 and Gaming 9. However, that isn’t the whole story; the X299 Designare EX replaces some rear IO, mainly USB 3.0, with two Thunderbolt 3 ports.

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Intel Core i3-8100

Although Intel only sells two Coffee Lake-based Cores i3s for now, there’s a $60 chasm between the Core i3-8100 and unlocked Core i3-8350K. And that K-series chip isn’t a typical Core i3. It doesn’t come with a bundled cooler, it requires a pricey Z-series motherboard for overclocking, and it only costs a few dollars less than the six-core Core i5-8400. Naturally, we recommend stepping up to the higher-performance CPU.

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Of course, pure gaming systems will benefit from Z370 more these days, if all you care about is FPS. However, for content creators, X299 is the way to go. If you’re focusing on recording, streaming, editing, and similar workflows, the extra grunt of an X299 is perfect for you, as you’re not going to bottleneck your workflow.

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While we love to lust over boards such as the Asus Maximus X Hero or MSI Z370 Godlike Gaming, the fact is few of us need the extra features or indeed have that amount of cash to throw at a motherboard. It’s easy to question spending more when cheaper boards overclock just as well and still offer a great EFI, fan control, RGB lighting, and all the usual ports and connectors?

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ASRock X299E-ITX/ac

When you look at the mainboard layout, it quickly becomes clear that ASRock had to use every millimetre of the board to accommodate this excellent basic equipment. The Intel X299 ITX motherboard even offers room for four DDR4 SODIMM modules with quad channel support, three fast Ultra M.2 32Gb/s slots, six SATA3 ports, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth v4.0, 7.1 Purity 4 sound, USB 3.1 Gen1 and USB 3.1 Gen2 ports and much more.

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We review the lovely looking ASUS ROG Maximus X Formula, a € 419,- costing Z370 motherboard with intricate style for the enthusiast PC DIY crowd. It has distinguishing looks, an awesome OLED display and some of the most spectacular looks thanks to a very erudite RGB LED system.

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ASRock X299E-ITX/ac

ASRock has a reputation for delivering mini-ITX motherboards for Intel’s high-end desktop (HEDT) platform where other motherboard vendors dare not try. With X299 ASRock has done it again, this time with the X299E-ITX/ac, and this small-yet-mighty motherboard has a range of tricks up its sleeves.

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We review and test the small yet agile Gigabyte Z370N WIFI motherboard, this Mini ITX Form Factor based measures just 17x17cm, yet is as fast as its bigger bethrens. We’ll pair it with the new six-core Core i7 8700K. Will it perform as fast as the more expensive SKUs? Well, heck yeah.

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