Earlier this week, Gigabyte introduced a new motherboard. Gigabyte announced that the new X299X Designare 10G, X299X Aorus Xtreme WaterForce and X299X Aorus Master motherboards will fit the Cascade LakeX HEDT CPUs Intel announced a few days ago.
The price of these new chips will be half of the previous generation SkylakeX models. This means that these motherboards are likely to receive active attention.
Although these motherboards will use the Intel X299X name, it is worth noting that they will use the same chipset introduced two years ago. X just shows us that these boards are built for the latest Cascade LakeX processors. The
is built with server-grade components. These motherboards also have a powerful 16-phase power subsystem and eight DDR4 memory slots that can take up to 256GB of RAM. They can also support multiple GPU configurations and can use Nvidia's Quadro graphics cards. The
X299X motherboard will adopt a new power supply design and cooling solution. They will use Thunderbolt 3 to support and implement 5 Gbps to 10 Gbps network connections. Support for
Thunderbolt benefits from a pair of US TypeC ports that provide bandwidth of up to 50 Gbps.
If you are interested in using Intel's Optane module, you will be glad to see that the motherboard has a built-in PCIe x4 M.2 slot, you can install Optane in it or create a VROC disk array.
Since the Cascade LakeX chip is equipped with four more PCIe channels than the previous generation SkylakeX CPU, these channels are not available on any previous X299 motherboard. This means that the new board is the only way to utilize all of the I / O capabilities. The
X299X motherboard has a built-in cooling system, utilizing a Gigabyte FinsArray radiator, large heat pipe, thermal pad, and a back plate. In addition to the
, there is an AIO cooling design to keep the processor cool and Gigabyte's Smart Fan 5 technology, allowing you to fully control the fan and temperature sensor.
Because this news is recent, we have not given you the full details. However, Gigabyte hopes to release them for sale soon.
So far, they have not specified prices, so we will have to wait for them to finally publish them.