Intel Kaby Lake-X i7 7740X and i5 7640X

Intel’s direction for the high-end desktop space has taken an interesting turn. After several years of iterative updates, slowly increasing core counts and increasing IPC, we have gotten used to being at least one generation of microarchitecture behind the mainstream consumer processor families. There are many reasons for this, including enterprise requirements for long support platforms as well as enterprise update cycles. 

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ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VI EXTREME

We have the SafeSlot armour on the PCI Express 3.0 slots, ASUS SupremeFX S1220 audio which comes with LED audio jacks for ease of plugging into without needing a torch. Additionally the ‘always popular with reviewers’ onboard power and reset buttons as well as a clear CMOS button and the invaluable BIOS Flashback. 

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MSI X299 SLI PLUS

The MSI X299 SLI Plus ($259.99) is one of the first in a wave of motherboards to support Intel’s Core X-Series CPUs. The motherboard straddles the business and consumer markets, capable of being the foundation of a hip professional workstation or a home-use gaming ultra-PC.

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GIGABYTE X299 AORUS GAMING 3

The new X299 platform brings a number of new features and enhancements over the previous X99 platform. First and foremost is the ability to utilize the new Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X 4-18 core X series processors via the new LGA 2066 socket. There’s added support for Intel Optane technology with Rapid Storage, faster throughput times thanks to DMI 3.0. 30…

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GIGABYTE X299 AORUS GAMING 7

Had the X299 Aorus Gaming 7 included a Thunderbolt 3 controller, it would have easily won a higher award. Were we more concerned with energy efficiency, the X299 Aorus Gaming 7 wouldn’t have won any award. The X299 Aorus Gaming 7’s upscale components are probably worth the extra money for many buyers.

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MSI X299 GAMING M7 ACK

Equipped with support for the latest LGA2066 socket processors, the M7 ACK is packed full of features. Obviously, this board is tailored towards the gaming market, so blazing fast storage and memory performance are on-board. Of course, you’ll also find robust overclocking features, high-end audio and more to suit the needs of the enthusiast gaming market.

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ASUS ROG STRIX X299-E GAMING

We check that €349,- enthusiast class X299-E Gaming motherboard, yes the ASUS ROG STRIX. A nice looking motherboard in dark theme offering nice features, design and of course performance. This X299 motherboard can house Kaby-Lake-X and Skylake-X processors.

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ASUS TUF X299 MARK 1

With the release of the X299 chipset it was only a matter of time before the designers at ASUS returned to this theme and the X299 TUF Mark 1 is the result. We’re not sure if the Mark 1 part of the name indicates a aesthetic consideration for this particular model, or whether it is the beginning of a long line of motherboards with the TUF moniker rather than the Sabertooth one. 

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ASRock X299 Taichi

Our first ASRock X299 motherboard review is here, and today we will look at the X299 Taichi. The Taichi brand has been one ASRock has offered since they launched their X99 Taichi last year. The whole concept of the Taichi is balance and in this case a balance of price and features. The motherboards have always been solid, but never over the top or of lower quality than one might expect from a high-end motherboard.

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GIGABYTE X299 AORUS GAMING 3

There’s plenty to choose from as far as X299 motherboards go if you’re keen on netting an Intel Skylake-X CPU, and having covered options from Asus and MSI, it’s now Gigabyte’s turn to pitch itself against our battery of tests. We’ve received the company’s sub £300 offering, the £270 X299 Aorus Gaming 3 to be precise.

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