Intel Skylake-X Review: Core i9 7900X, i7 7820X and i7 7800X

One of the big criticisms from the launch of Broadwell-E, the platform before Skylake-X, was that Intel significantly increased prices over the preceding generation. Nominally consumers were used to the fact that the top chip in the stack was $999 to $1099, and rather than readjust the 6, 8 and 10 core parts to do so, Broadwell-E pushed the 10-core Core i7-6950X to ~$1721, in order to claim parity with the enterprise processors.

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One of the biggest breakout ranges in recent years has to be the ASUS Strix. What started off as a curious design study based around Owls has quickly evolved into something which – whisper it – is a serious contender to the title of best product ASUS do, including high-end ROG stuff.

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BIOSTAR Racing X370GT7

Biostar’s X370GT7 comes from its Racing lineup and dons a carbon fiber graphical texture across the box that is just small enough not to clutter the packaging. In an attempt to replicate a hood, the GT7 box opens like a large Calvin & Hobbes book, providing ample feature descriptions and a high-quality diagram of the board and its connectivity options.

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BIOSTAR Racing B350GT3

But both the X370 and B350 chipsets support overclocking, which is good news for gamers who want to squeeze every last drop of performance from their gear. And, significantly, the B350 can support 2-way AMD CrossFire configurations, if you want to keep your config all-AMD.

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One of the major selling points for the MORTAR would be its mATX size, which would appeal to many that either prefer a smaller system, or its use for HTPC duties. Many motherboards we have looked at have had a tendency to overlook the video output options, with many simply including a single HDMI port, if any. 

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For our newest AMD X370 and Ryzen motherboard review we move onwards to MSI with the funky X370 KRAIT Gaming. This more affordable Ryzen motherboard is just that, funky, wrapped in an awesome look and feel the motherboard has a feature set and price level that manages to impress.

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This is noticeably cheaper than the Asus ROG Strix B350-F Gaming and Gigabyte AB350-Gaming 3, but both of those boards had no issues with memory compatibility whatsoever, so it’s clear that with a need for a slight bump in memory voltage, the B350 Tomahawk is still maybe not quite as optimised. 

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ASUS is no stranger to us here at Bjorn3D, and they were kind enough to supply their flagship Ryzen motherboard, the ROG Crosshair VI Hero, for review. Seen by many as one of the premier motherboards available at launch, the ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero experienced demands not often seen. 

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The X370 SLI PLUS comes out as a sleek, blacked out motherboard with all the primary benefits of the X370 chipset, including a host of the latest USB standards, robust heatsinks, high grade components, robust electro-static defences including the use of ‘Steel Armour’, and of course the high-speed M.2 32Gb/s slot.

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Apart from this, the two boards are relatively similar while the ROG Strix B350-F Gaming has some advantages over the Gigabyte AB350-Gaming 3 too. It has more fan headers, better cooling, and more CPU power phases, plus you get an additional 1x PCI-E slot and Asus’ SupremeFX Realtek S1220A Codec.

Read more @ Bit-Tech