Taiwanese launches three boards under branding X299X - with compatibility for next-generation Core-X Intel Due next month
After we got it Exciting news about HEDT's slashed pricing in Intel's upcoming Cascade Lake-X generationTo replace the processorsSkylake-X which has been with us since the middle of 2017 - it's time to get acquainted with some of the updated motherboards that will accompany this move.
Cascade Lake-X processors will not offer far-reaching changes to their internal architecture, and will continue to rely on HCC's Intel With up to 18 processing cores in (up to date) production process 14 nm And the LGA2066 bracket sells - which also means chipset-based motherboards X299 They should be supported after appropriate firmware updates - but that's not what will stop hardware manufacturers from trying to offer new, full-priced products for intended buyers.
Gigabyte is the one who is starting the trend right now with a trio of models getting the nickname X299X to differentiate them from products X299 From the past - with guaranteed support forCascade Lake-X Straight out of the box.
The X299X Aorus Master is designed to be the cheapest in the group, with E-ATX configuration based on relatively massive but standard air cooling and a colorful RGB illumination combination designed at several key points - and with four physical PCI-Express 3.0 × 16 connections, three M connections. 2 Full Bandwidth of PCI-Express 3.0 × 4, 5Gbps Ethernet Connector Based on Aquantia Hardware, Built-in Sound Card based on ESS Saber 9218 and Card Network Built-in support Wi-Fi 6 dual channel configuration and support Bluetooth 5.0
The X299X Aorus Xtreme Waterforce model comes in a massive XL-ATX-based 16-based phase-voltage block Cooling Dedicated to water systems for the switch, the chipset, the power supply components, and the M.2 drives the user can choose to add to the system - all with colorful illumination at almost every corner, three PCI-Express 3.0 × 16 connections that can enjoy width Full bar at the same time thanks to the addition of PCI-Express arteries from the new generation processors, a pair of connectors Thunderbolt 3 Based on dedicated controller, 10Gbps Ethernet connection and many other surprises.
The latest and favorite X299X Designare 10G model in the E-ATX configuration will be designed for professional users who build Cascade Lake-X home workstations, with far less elaborate design than the other two models, thermal shielding over the chipset, power supply array and M connectors 2, a pair of Thunderbolt 3 connections and a highlight in the form of a pair of 10Gbps Ethernet connections thanks to a visit from home Intel.
All three models will support the Skylake-X processor pair and of course Cascade Lake-X processors, with the new generation enjoying built-in 2,933MHz vs. 2,666MHz increased speed and volume support DDR4 Maximum of no less than 256GB based on eight connections and controller memory With four channels, compared to support for up to 128GB to date.
These three pieces have not yet received official price tags, which is likely to happen only for the process of launching the processors themselves over the next month - but it is natural to assume that the costs will be no less bombastic than most of the features inside.