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The GigabyteX299 Aorus Gaming 3 is cosmetically quite a bit different than any of their other offers. In a first for Gigabyte, they went with an all silver color scheme. Currently, only MSI is offering a similar motherboard, though in a much higher price range. Gigabyte didn’t just stop at creating an all silver motherboard though. They took it further and added their RGB fusion lighting, allowing customizable lighting to match the distinct looks.
The new X299 platform brings a number of new features and enhancements over the previous X99 platform. First and foremost is the ability to utilize the new Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X 4-18 core X series processors via the new LGA 2066 socket. There’s added support for Intel Optane technology with Rapid Storage, faster throughput times thanks to DMI 3.0. 30 I/O lanes with support for up to 24 PCIe lanes, eight SATA 3.0 ports, and 10 USB 3.0 ports. Overall it’s a nice step up from the X99 chipset.
Carbon fiber instantly sends visions of speed, performance, and exotic technology to many. Wrapped in carbon fiber look trim, B350 Gaming Pro Carbon aims to instaill many of those same visions.
Gigabyte has dropped quite a few breathe taking motherboards in the last couple of years. First the redesigned their Gaming line when Z170 was released. Then there were quite a few eye catching X99 designs. More recently they release their new Aorus line. Even after all of that, Gigabyte still had an even more unique design, the Designare series. The Designare series was first released on the X99 and Z170 motherboards. Both gathered much attention, especially the X99-Designare EX. Now comes their newest entry, the Z270X-Designare.
Now with AMDs first all new architecture since 2011, Asus has launched their flagship X370 motherboard, the Republic of Gamers Crosshair VI Hero. The ROG Crosshair VI Hero is loaded with the features one would expect from one of their flagship motherboards.
With the release of Ryzen and the X370 chipset, we’ve received a slew of new motherboards, including the Asus Prime X370-Pro. Prime motherboards have a much more conventional look compared to their ROG – Republic of Gamers, Tuf, and Pro Gamer lines.
A short time ago we had the privilege of being able to review the MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium for the recently released AMD Ryzen processors. Now we get to review its brethren for the Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake processors, the Z270 XPower Gaming Titanium. Both feature instantly recognizable silver and black highlights with a matching PCB and both are designed for serious gamers.