Intel Discontinues 300-Series Chipsets

Intel isn’t slow to pull the curtain down on its products when replacements are waiting in the wings. Last month, the company discontinued its entire 9th-gen Coffee Lake Refresh line, including the still-excellent Core i9-9900K. Its predecessor, the 8th-gen Coffee Lake CPUs, were discontinued in June 2020.

The announcement comes just before the start of CES 2021 next week, where Intel will likely reveal its 500-series motherboards. These feature an LGA1200 socket, so both the 10th-gen Comet Lake-S and upcoming 11th-gen Rocket Lake-S chips are supported.

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GIGABYTE Z370N WIFI

Their new Z370 Mini-ITX motherboard offers dual M.2 slots, dual Gbit LAN, WIFI, and even special features such as HDMI 3.0. The motherboard also features a new color theme; full RGB LED support and even an M.2 heat sink. The motherboard is significantly different than what GIGABYTE has offered in the past, so let’s see if it can compete with larger ATX motherboards.

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-F GAMING

The ROG Strix Gaming set of motherboards has several members varying from the inexpensive Z370-H at ~$150 to the Z370-F at ~$200. All the boards are jet black in color and use brushed aluminum heatsinks to cover the power delivery bits. RGB LEDs make an appearance on all the ROG Strix boards, and the Z370-F has the rear IO cover light up as well.

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GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS ULTRA GAMING 2.0

Gigabyte’s Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming 2.0 is a revision of one of its more popular mid-to-high-end line-ups, the Ultra Gaming. Packing a clean look, plenty of connectivity, and solid dependable performance with an affordable price tag, it’s a product that’s well placed to hold on to substantial market share, and is a perfect choice for anyone looking to build a mid-range Core i3 or i5 machine.

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MSI Z370-A PRO

The MSI Z370-A Pro is an inexpensive motherboard from MSI’s ‘Pro’ series of boards. The Pro series boards are designed for content creators and professionals who can use the horsepower of the high-end Coffee-Lake CPUs and require reliability and performance.

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ASRock Z370M Pro4

Enthusiasts seeking the biggest bang for their performance buck now have an overclockable Z370 motherboard option for about the same price as the locked-down H370. But there are a few catches, beginning with overclocking limits that are imposed by a thermal-throttling voltage regulator, extending to the board’s lack of CPU PCIe bifurcation, and ending with the lack of USB 3.1 Gen 2 capability.

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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS X HERO

Like most Z370 boards, the Maximus X Hero does share a lot of features with the Z270 variant, in this case, the Maximus IX Hero. Well, today I’m going to check out the board and see what it has to offer and see if this is the board you want to get if you are planning a higher end Z370 build right now.

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MSI Z370I GAMING PRO CARBON AC

With board partners always keeping their ear to the rails, all major board partners have at least one Mini-ITX offering. Buyers are always looking for a combination of performance, appearance, and feature set to help select the right board for their needs. The MSI Z370I Gaming Pro Cabon AC will support the flagship i7-8700K processor (with overclocking), has a single M.2 slot, Wi-Fi, RGB LEDs, all in a 6-inch square package.

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