Intel Core i9-9900KS

Earlier this week, we reviewed the Core i9-9990XE, which is a rare auction only CPU but with 14 cores at 5.0 GHz, built for the high-end desktop and high frequency trading market. Today we are looking at its smaller sibling, the Core i9-9900KS, built in numbers for the consumer market: eight cores at 5.0 GHz. But you’ll have to be quick, as Intel isn’t keeping this one around forever.

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When it comes to AMD motherboards the Republic of Gamers Crosshair boards have always been some of the best out there. If you didn’t know ASUS actually launched the Republic of Gamers line with the Crosshair AM2 motherboard and the first AM4 motherboard I ever reviewed was the ROG Crosshair VI Hero. Two generations later we have the X570 chipset which brings with it quite a lot of performance and features.

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The X570 Biostar Racing X570GT is Biostar’s answer for those who want to jump on the AMD bandwagon and achieve entry level workstation status, but desire a smaller package and a lower price. The Biostar Racing X570GT boasts an ultra rare Micro ATX form factor, and a neutral design aesthetic. With X570, there is a fine line between a sensible budget board and an overpriced one.

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ASUS ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II

Today we’ve got the second iteration of the ASUS ROG Strix X299-E Gaming, here in II guise. However, we haven’t yet got the processors that it is designed to be utilised with. What this means for you is that we’re reviewing it as a preview, using the hardware we used to review the original run of X299 motherboards, but we will revisit this when the CPUs are available.

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Intel Core i9-9990XE

Within a few weeks, Intel is set to launch its most daring consumer desktop processor yet: the Core i9-9900KS, which offers eight cores all running at 5.0 GHz. There’s going to be a lot of buzz about this processor, but what people don’t know is that Intel already has an all 5.0 GHz processor, and it actually has 14 cores: the Core i9-9990XE. This ultra-rare thing isn’t sold to consumers – Intel only sells it to select partners, and even then it is only sold via an auction, once per quarter, with no warranty from Intel.

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Asus currently lists 52 ROG motherboards in its impressive line-up of which 11 use the Z390 chipset to support Intel 9th Gen. Coffee Lake. The ROG Maximus XI Formula sits at the top of that particular stack and has been designed to address the vexed issue of VRM cooling, thanks to the use of a CrossChill III VRM hybrid cooling block made by EK water blocks.

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Enter the latest entrant into the famous ASUS TUF range of motherboards, the TUF Gaming X570-Plus Wi-Fi. Sporting all the elements of the X570 chipset with the legendary build quality of the ASUS TUF range it promises to deliver reliable performance but without causing your bank manager to rub their hands with glee

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Gigabyte have brought a whole range of models into their Aorus range to cover all price points. We’ve reviewed the premium Xtreme, the high end Master, and the ITX Pro. Today we’re taking a look at the model that will probably find a home in more systems than most thanks to an attractive price point, the Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro.

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Looking at the performance of the ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Impact in our test suite and it displays a strong and stable showing. In our system-specific tests, the Crosshair VIII Impact posted some of the fastest POST times we have seen from an X570 model, as well as solid results in our power consumption tests. 

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