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This past January, Gigabyte officially replaced their G1-Gaming line up with the AORUS brand with the launch of Intel’s Z270 chipset. Originally designated for their high-end laptops, the AORUS name is now branded on Gigabyte’s graphics cards and motherboards. Now, less than a year later, Intel has launched their 8th generation of Core processor’s and their all new Z370 chipset. Although the Z370 chipset is still sporting the same LGA 1151 socket, the Z370 chipset only supports the new 8th generation of Core processors. So, if you plan to upgrade to the 8th generation, it will require a new motherboard.
Today, we will be checking out the top-of-the-line X299 motherboard from GIGABYTE, the X299 AORUS Gaming 9 motherboard that features tank-line sturdiness, latest generation technologies, cooler than ever RGB lighting customization and more.
The First Asus Rampage Extreme was released in 2008 for the first Core 2 Duo/Quad processors and brought the very best of every category to that platform, and each generation after Asus has done the same. Five major generations later, we get the ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme for Intel’s X299 ecosystem. Following Tradition, this Rampage Extreme has the very best technologies and features available today, and are even borrows a bit of tomorrow’s tech as well.
When it comes to packing features on a motherboard at an affordable price Asrock is the absolute king! The ASRock X299 Killer SLI/ac LGA 2066 Intel X299 Motherboard has more features packed into it than a US Navy Guided missile! We are talking triple M.2 slots, Intel Optane supported, USB 3.1 Gen 2 bot Type-A and Type-C, 60A power chokes 11 phase power, metal covered reinforced video card slots, Nichicon 12K Black Caps, and Asrock Hyper BCLK Engine III. Yes, it's impossible to beat Asrocks price/feature set and seldom do you see any manufacturers board performing better!
APEX – noun – ‘the highest or culminating point’. APEX is a very fitting name for a motherboard built to do one thing: Break records. The culmination of just shy of three decades of experience manufacturing computer hardware, the ROG Rampage VI APEX takes ASUS’s industry leading experience building some of the most extreme overclocking capable components and rolls them all into one record breaking platform, taunting every other board on the market claiming to have some level over overclocking prowess.
Freeze your digital enemies in their tracks with MSI’s latest edition to the Arsenal series Gaming motherboards, the X299 Tomahawk Arctic. Featuring the latest technology to propel your gaming onto the frontlines of tomorrows battlefields while hiding under an icy winter camouflage. The aesthetics of this board are just perfect if you are looking for a light-colored build and are tired of the black boards that saturate the market. The white and silver scheme can pair with any color for the perfect showpiece. We all know good looks alone can’t carry you to victory, so can such a cool board stand the heat of battle? We’ll find out!
ASUS’s STRIX branded product line has been a popular choice for gamers the last few generations due to its affordable price tag attached to a product good looks, great performance, and unbeatable ROG bloodlines. ASUS now brings this pedigree to Intel’s new X299 platform in the form of the ROG STRIX X299-E Gaming. From the AURA Sync Lighting, to the reinforced metal reinforced SafeSlots, to the SupremeFX Audio, everything here is about serious gaming.