We have gathered information for you on the promising motherboards of the new Extreme platform Intel, Out of a huge selection of two of the four largest manufacturers in the field
Intel has launched its new Extreme platform and, as befits any such launch, the Computex show this year is full of new products from a variety of motherboard manufacturers. We are not talking about prototypes, they all came prepared with finished products for the exhibition. We have gathered for you some of the most interesting motherboards that will start selling this summer in Israel.
MSI - Dragons Out, RGB On top of the black inside
Let's start with the "cheaper" side of the new LGA2066 chassis. Just like its predecessor in the LGA2011-3 bracket, theSLI-The new API of MSI Plays on the 1000-1200 line of the chassis's most cost-effective and provides the minimum for any advanced gaming computer.
It is built to work with any processor available to the chassis, emphasizing the ability to integrate two video cards in the SLI or CrossFireX array. In terms of storage interfaces we are talking about 6 SATA3 ports next to the U.2 interface for drives SSD Advanced NVME protocol. In addition, there is also the M.2 interface, which has also become the standard in today's cheapest motherboard, which is also used for drives SSD Anchored on the board itself.
There are 8 DDR4 memory interfaces for a maximum capacity of 128 gigabytes of memory. Natural support according to Intel Is found in 2666 MHz, where each frequency is considered overclocking, but we see this as a confirmation of frequencies such as 3000 and 3200 MHz as something that is seen in many systems with such panels.
Beyond that, here's something you'll see here in many more motherboards - RGB LEDs, many of them. MSI Make sure to decorate the heat sink to the chip set in some of these, and even the heat sink to the voltage stabilizers for the processor. Handhelds are controlled programmatically using dedicated software that you provide MSI.
Ready to invest more? no problem. The price range of NIS 1600-2000 is expected to be occupied by the PRO GAMING CARBON. Motherboard It contains more RGB, Another built-in M.2 interface, and additional optimizations for overclocking that are expected to be useful primarily for processors with higher cores.
On the lower right, we see the return of the swivel overclocking button. Various profiles can be programmed in BIOS for the processor and memory operation and by this button select a real-time profile. In fact, such a feature causes us to scratch our heads. It is likely that as end users have done so far, they will simply adjust settings in BIOS and then restart fully. Such a feature would be even more unnecessary when the motherboard is enclosed in a case.
Still, we loved the different color collisions with black, and Carbon's MSI Does not look bad at all. The amount of color and the shape of the coolers is a significant improvement over what we have seen in previous generations.
ASRock - Maintain restraint in design
As with MSI, we'll start with what's important to most users - a good price board with many features. The X299 Killer SLI Asrok's claims are just like that. With a dedicated price tag ranging from 1300 to 1500 to our discretion, this motherboard provides what most of the extreme platform users need.
There is of course support for SLI and CrossFireX like any standard size X299 board, and there are also three M.2 interfaces for drives SSD Backed by no less than 10 SATA3 outputs, is very respectable.
Also here there are 8 interfaces DDR4 Support for 128 gigabytes of memory at a natural speed of 2666 MHz (depending on the processor mainly). You'll also find a WiFi ac card here as part of the motherboard, so there's no need for USB dongles or cards Network For adding good wireless capability.
As far as design is concerned, at least from what we see in the exhibition, there is not much here. K is large in white on a black board and the rest is rather restrained. Assrock keeps the LEDs and the show on the more advanced boards.
With a higher cost than its smaller sibling, Asrock's Gaming i9 is a tablet X299 Which came to capture a higher price point.
The main differences between the two are those you will not easily see on the surface. The first is chip A higher-quality sound from the old-fashioned CINEMA DSP. chip This, of course, is accompanied by a dedicated capacitor area and motherboard indication, just like a separate sound card will receive.
Another difference is the use of controls Network Up to 10 Gigabit per second. While we in Israel are just beginning to receive 10-year Internet technologies for our homes in selected areas, there are many customers around the world who will be happy to use a motherboard with a card Network This is also true for the transfer of pacemakers at home or in the business, especially in the field of video where huge files are transmitted.