MSI shows its flagship X299 XPower Gaming AC motherboard
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Featuring support for five M.2 SSDs

MSI has unveiled its latest flagship motherboard based on Intel's X299 chipset, the X299 XPower Gaming AC, which includes plenty of gaming and high-end features, RGB lighting as well as support for up to five M.2 SSDs.

Intel X299 platform is an overclockers' nightmare
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Motherboard manufacturers or Intel to blame?

A well-known overclocker, der8auer, went out on a limb saying that current motherboards based on Intel's X299 chipset are not properly designed and due to high-temperature VRM, and mostly due to a bad heatsink design, are an overclocking nightmare.

G.Skill announces new DDR4 specification for Intel X299
Published in Memory


Memory modules and kits with Samsung 8Gb ICs

G.Skill has announced new high-speed DDR4 memory specifications designed to be used with Intel's latest Core X-series CPUs and X299 chipset motherboards.

EVGA shows its X299 motherboard lineup at Computex 2017
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X299 Dark, X299 FTW and X299 Micro detailed

EVGA had its full X299 motherboard lineup at the Computex 2017 show but the most interesting ones are the new X299 Dark, X299 FTW and the micro-ATX X299 Micro.

Intel Skylake-X Core i9 CPUs is tantalised
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Specifications on four Skylake-X and two Kaby Lake-X SKUs

An internal presentation from Intel leaked online over the weekend, showing the full specifications of four upcoming Intel Skylake-X lineup, which will be the first to carry the Core i9 branding, as well as two Kaby Lake-X SKUs.

Intel to announce Basin Falls and Coffee Lake ahead of schedule
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Intel is expected to announce Basin Falls, its upcoming High-End Desktop (HEDT) platform based on the X299 chipset, and its Coffee Lake mainstream desktop platform based on the Z300-series chipset, two months earlier than originally scheduled, according to industry sources.

Intel Skylake-X and X299 chipset could come earlier
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End of June

According to the latest set of rumors, Intel might be scrambling to launch its X299 platform with Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPU and these could come as early as late June/beginning of July.

More Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X details tip up
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Coming in August

According to the latest leak, we now have more information regarding the first batch of Intel's Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs that will  be launching sometime in August, together with the new X299 chipset.