ASUS’s PRIME X299-DELUXE is currently ASUS’s top of the line X299 motherboard, and the second most expensive you can buy at this point. ASUS’s Deluxe lineup of motherboards has a long-standing tradition of being quite hardcore in the way of features and quality. The new Prime X299 Deluxe should follow in the footsteps of its predecessors, and we will see if it truly does in the coming pages and review.

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Intel Core i7-7740X

The Core i7-7740X brings some of the best features of the Kaby Lake microarchitecture to the HEDT platform, but you lose the integrated GPU in the process. The restricted PCIe and memory features hamstring the X299 platform, but you still pay for features you cannot use. Until Kaby Lake-X-specific motherboards come to market, it’s best to either upgrade your GPU or take the full step up to a true HEDT processor.

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MSI’s X299 GAMING PRO CARBON AC is second from the top when it comes to MSI’s X299 motherboard lineup. The motherboard offers a very strong feature set, and a new level of customizability. The motherboard does not only have RGB LEDs built into the top and bottom of the PCB, but it has RGB LED headers and the ability to change the physical color of the heat sinks and shields.

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ASRock X299 Taichi

The X299 Taichi’s CPU-fed M.2 slot is likely the biggest competitive advantage of the three LGA 2066 motherboards tested thus far. Though the way its extra M.2 slot is connected precludes SLI when used with Kaby Lake-X, the X299 Taichi is cheap enough to offset the cost of a Skylake-X CPU upgrade.

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Today we turn to ASUS for a look at what they have to offer by way of the PRIME X299-A. Positioned as a mid-range offering in the X299 arena, this motherboard is laden with a good selection of features and thanks to a design overhaul, a fresh aesthetic is one of its major talking points.

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Intel Xeon Platinum 8176

Intel dominates in the data center. And although AMD’s EPYC is on the horizon, for now, the company primarily competes with itself. Intel has to give its customers a reason to upgrade, and adding more cores typically helps. Unfortunately, the weight of legacy interconnects has slowed progress on that front. Clearly, architectural changes need to happen, even if there are growing pains to contend with.

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GIGABYTE’s X299 Aorus Gaming 9 is the best GIGABYTE has to offer at launch for the X299 chipset. The X299 Aorus Gaming 9 is part of GIGABYTE’s third installment of the AORUS brand (Z270 and X370 also featured the Aorus brand), aimed at being a premium brand that caters to gamers. The X299 Aorus Gaming 9 is an improvement over its predecessors in many ways.

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ASRock X299 Taichi

ASRock’s Taichi products are one of my favorites. They are very clearly designed for users just like me. They make use of all the platform’s features and add nothing extra or superfluous; it’s just nitty-gritty goodness that soothes the soul. The ASRock X299 Taichi definitely does this, but there are a couple ripples on the lake’s surface that have left me a bit perplexed.

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This high-end motherboard comes with support for the latest Intel Skylake-X processors, including the new i9-7900X. While we’ve already tested the extremely powerful and feature-packed Gigabyte Aorus Gaming 9, at £299, the Gaming 3 is around £200 cheaper than its big brother! Will that big price difference give us a big difference in performance?

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The MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK we’ll show you today is the more exclusive segmented product and certainly is a good decent motherboard alright with proper dark and subtle RGB looks and feel. On the next page, a word or two on the processors and architecture, after which we’ll dive into a full photo-shoot with the MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK with that AC for AC WIFI and the K for Killer Ethernet.

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