The ASUS WS C246M Pro Motherboard weighs in as a Micro-ATX board supporting Intel 8th generation Core and Xeon E-Series processors, with additional support for Optane Memory compatibility. Cliff Robinson also wrote about the WS C246M Pro and ASUS’s new Intel Xeon E-2100 Workstation line back July of last year during the initial Intel Xeon E-2100 Launch.

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In Gigabyte’s AORUS line of Z390 motherboard there are actually eight total. Sitting right in the middle is the Z390 AORUS Ultra, which offers pretty every feature you would want in a Z390 motherboard, but also some nice extras. First you have that signature AORUS design with RGB lighting in multiple places on the board plus RGB headers.

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MSI MEG X399 Creation

There are a total of 10 fan headers on the motherboard. Two of them are default PWM mode and located at the top of the motherboard, they are circled in red. Eight of them are default DC mode and are circled in blue. Three temperature input ports are located on the motherboard and they are circled in green.

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They get a range of boards that starts with low-end overclocking products and builds from there. The middle mark regarding overclocking capabilities and features has been their mainstream, and that’s historically been priced around ⅔ of what a reasonably-equipped Core i9-9900K board will cost. Welcome the $240 (£220) mainstream gaming board, Asus ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming.

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ASRock X399 Phantom Gaming 6

The ASRock X399 Phantom Gaming 6 hardware is one of the cheapest X399 motherboard currently on the market and brings the Phantom Gaming name to the high-end desktop market. This entry-level option for Threadripper uses a 2.5 gigabit ethernet controller, and is one of only a few boards to do so.

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Nonetheless, it is clear that each motherboard company is piling on the R&D dollars, as well as the design dollars, to ensure that it can convince users to part with some hard earned money in their next build. GIGABYTE’s latest attempt is the Z390 Aorus Master, a motherboard that on paper sets its sights on features, aesthetics, and capability.

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This board is no joke, while the “Alpha” name may seem a bit extreme or silly, it really is the new alpha in my opinion for anyone looking at Threadripper. The new Zenith features a VRM so large it takes up the entirety of the top of the board going from basically end to end with VRM components.

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