New Motherboard Report #1: Computex Edition

Published: 31st May 2017, 17:26 GMT   Comments

Time for a roundup of new HEDT motherboards.

AMD X399 for Ryzen Threadripper

Starting with Threadripper. I think it’s obvious that mobo makers didn’t have much time to prepare first units for Computex. In total, we have two motherboards from ASRock, which are technically the same design-wise, we also have enthusiast-oriented ZENITH from ASUS and GAMING 7 from AORUS.


 
ASROCK X399 TAICHI
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Chipset : AMD X399
Form Factor : Standard ATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 4× / 1× / 3×


 
ASUS ROG ZENITH X399 EXTREME
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Chipset : AMD X399
Form Factor : EATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 4× / 1× / 3×


 
GIGABYTE X399 AORUS Gaming 7
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Chipset : AMD X399
Form Factor : Standard ATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 5× / 0× / 3×

INTEL X299 for Core-X Series

ASROCK

ASRock is the first motherboard vendor to offer Mini-ITX X299 model. The OC Formula returned to break new OC records.


 
ASROCK X299 Fatal1ty Gaming K6
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : Standard ATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 4× / 1× / 3×


 
ASROCK X299 Fatal1ty Professional Gaming i9
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : Standard ATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 4× / 1× / 3×


 
ASROCK X299 KILLER SLI/ac
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : Standard ATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 4× / 1× / 3×


 
ASROCK X299 OC FORMULA
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : Standard ATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 5× / 1× / 2×


 
ASROCK X299E-ITX/AC
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : Mini-ITX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 1× / 0× / 3×

ASUS

ASUS has a full lineup ready with motherboards from ROG RAMPAGE, ROG STRIX, TUF and PRIME series.


 
ASUS ROG RAMPAGE VI X299 APEX
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : Standard ATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 4× / 0× / 2×


 
ASUS ROG RAMPAGE VI X299 EXTREME
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : EATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 3× / 0× / 1×


 
ASUS TUF X299 MARK1
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : Standard ATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 3× / 0× / 1×


 
ASUS TUF X299 MARK2
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : Standard ATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 3× / 2× / 2×


 
ASUS PRIME X299-A
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : Standard ATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 3× / 1× / 2×


 
ASUS PRIME X299-DELUXE
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : Standard ATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 4× / 2× / 2×


 
ASUS ROG STRIX X299-E
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : Standard ATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 3× / 1× / 1×

BIOSTAR

Biostar made EATX motherboard with seven PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots.


 
BIOSTAR X299 RACING GT9
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : EATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 7× / 0× / 0×

COLORFUL

Colorful has a pair of iGame X motherboards. The latter is the first and only white X299 motherboard.


 
COLORFUL X299 iGAME-X Black
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : EATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 4× / 1× / 1×


 
COLORFUL X299 iGAME-X White
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : EATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 4× / 1× / 1×

EVGA

EVGA has three motherboards. The Micro is the only MicroITX X299 motherboard so far. Surprisingly, none of the three has reinforced PCIe/DIMM slots. The X299 DARK has a similar M.2 cooling mechanism to MSI’s GAMING M7.


 
EVGA X299 DARK
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : EATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 5× / 0× / 2×


 
EVGA X299 FTW K
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : EATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 4× / 1× / 2×


 
EVGA X299 MICRO
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : Micro-ATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 3× / 0× / 1×

GIGABYTE

Gigabyte is fully committed to AORUS series, they already announced four motherboards from the series. They also have a workstation motherboard and budget oriented Ultra Durable edition.


 
GIGABYTE X299 AORUS Gaming 9
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : Standard ATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 5× / 0× / 3×


 
GIGABYTE X299 AORUS Gaming 7
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : Standard ATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 5× / 0× / 3×


 
GIGABYTE X299 AORUS Gaming 3
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : Standard ATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 5× / 0× / 2×


 
GIGABYTE X299 AORUS Ultra Gaming
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : Standard ATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 5× / 0× / 3×


 
GIGABYTE X299 C422-WS
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : EATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 7× / 0× / 1×


 
GIGABYTE X299 UD4
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : Standard ATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 5× / 0× / 2×

MSI

MSI has quite a few motherboards coming. There are many variants: some feature WIFI AC, some are white (Arctic). Only some were made public though. The Gaming M7 has M.2 SHIELD FROZR mechanism for M.2 drive cooling. The XPower Gaming AC has a nice 90s style touch.

My favorite X299 motherboard so far is PRO CARBON AC. This motherboard takes customization one step further by allowing you to change the heatsink covers.


 
MSI X299 GAMING M7 ACK
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : Standard ATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 4× / 2× / 2×


 
MSI X299 SLI PLUS
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : Standard ATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 4× / 2× / 2×


 
MSI X299 TOMAHAWK
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : Standard ATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 4× / 2× / 2×


 
MSI X299 TOMAHAWK AC
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : Standard ATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 4× / 2× / 2×


 
MSI X299 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : Standard ATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 4× / 2× / 2×


 
MSI X299 XPOWER GAMING AC
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : EATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 4× / 1× / 3×


 
MSI X299 RAIDER
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : Standard ATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 4× / 1× / 2×


 
MSI X299 GAMING PRO CARBON AC
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : Standard ATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 4× / 2× / 2×


 
MSI X299 GAMING PRO CARBON
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Chipset : INTEL X299
Form Factor : Standard ATX
PCI-E 3.0 x16 / x1 / M.2 : 4× / 2× / 2×




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