With the Aorus Pro and the Aorus Master currently dominating many of our performance charts, the XTREME promises to just edge out a little more performance. It should do this thanks to its extreme design. It features a whopping 16 phase power design, with a massively improved motherboard cooling system.

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX comes equipped with 24 cores and 48 threads. But there are caveats to consider. For instance, some applications fail to exploit the CPU’s full complement of execution resources. As a result, the 2970X is only ideal for certain workloads. Be sure you need what it offers before sinking big bucks into the pricey X399 ecosystem.

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX and 2920X

After several generations of +2 cores per year, but PCIe staying the same and pricing hitting $1721 for a 10-core, here was a fully-fledged 16 core processor for $999 with even more PCIe lanes. While it didn’t win medals for single core performance, it was competitive in prosumer workloads and opened up the floodgates to high core-count processors in the months that followed. Fast forward twelve months, and AMD doubled its core count with the Threadripper 2990WX, a second generation processor with 32 cores and upgraded 12nm Zen+ cores inside, fixing some of the low hanging fruit on performance.

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ASRock Z390 Extreme4

Today we test on the ASRock Z390 Extreme4 motherboard with the latest Intel Z390 chipset. As already shown in the Z390 Video, this motherboard offers a great basic equipment and supports the Intel 8th Gen as well as the newest Intel 9th Gen processors. Of course we again show some thermal images of the voltage regulators and overclocked the new Intel LGA1151 v2 motherboard with an Intel Core i7-8700K CPU.

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ASRock X399 Taichi

Unlike most motherboards, ASRock does not focus the marketing of the X399 Taichi on any specific group of users. The company’s marketing efforts are generalized, hinting that their intent is to promote the X399 Taichi as a general-purpose design that would satisfy the widest user base.

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The Maximus XI Hero is the entry level model in the Maximus range. The Formula and Extreme are above it, but just because it is relatively affordable doesn’t mean that it’s stripped bare of features. After all, it’s still a ROG model, still with the full-fat Z390 chipset, still part of the Maximus XI range.

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ASRock Fatal1ty B450 Gaming-ITX/ac

Motherboard makers love to load up tiny boards with big-model-number chipsets, but those boards often lack the bonus features that would have made the big chipset worthwhile. The Fatal1ty B450 Gaming-ITX/ac takes the opposite approach, offering most of the features of AMD’s low-cost chipset while retaining the overclockability associated with high-end motherboard models.

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ASRock Z390 Taichi

ASRock added a secondary super IO controller just to increase the number of fan headers on their motherboard. They went from a standard five headers on their boards to a whopping eight, and seven of those eight support up to 2A. With so many people now using triple rads in their builds, they need more fan support than ever to cool that radiator that cools the toasty 9900K.

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MSI MEG X399 Creation

With support for 8 x DDR4 3600mhz+ (OC) memory, extensive support for storage with 7 x turbo M.2 and support for AMD storeMI technology, M.2 thermal shields, and much more. It is built for creators, for those who deal with lots of rendering, content creation, game development, and other processor intensive tasks.

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