Gigabyte revealed its new X299X Designare 10G, X299X Aorus Xtreme WaterForce, and X299X Aorus Master motherboards fit for Intel’s Cascade Lake-X HEDT CPUs unveiled Tuesday. Those new chips include half the pricing of previous-gen Skylake-X models, which means these new motherboards ought to get more consideration than usual for a HEDT lineup.
The trio of top-notch motherboards feature the Intel X299X moniker; nevertheless, it ought to be noted that the motherboards are utilizing the same X299 chipset that launched two years ago. The “X” suffix merely serves to specify that the boards are built specifically for the latest Cascade Lake-X processors. The Cascade Lake-X chips include four additional PCIe lanes than previous-gen Skylake-X CPUs, and those four lanes will not be available on previous X299 motherboards, which means the brand new X299X boards are the only way to exposing the full I/O capacities.
Gigabyte’s X299X offerings additionally feature the latest power designs, thermal solutions and several other features, including Thunderbolt 3 support and 5 Gbps or 10 Gbps network connectivity. The X299X Designare 10G, X299X Aorus Xtreme WaterForce, and X299X Aorus Master are built to suit professional users and content creators.
The motherboards boast sturdy 16-phase power supply subsystems, server-grade parts and eight DDR4 memory slots to house a whopping 256GB of RAM. They’re additionally tailored to support multi-GPU configurations and are validated for Nvidia’s Quadro graphics cards.
Gigabyte did not specify pricing,