Reviews

ASUS Rampage VI Extreme Omega Motherboard Review: Taming the i9-9980XE

Fast forward to today, Intel has released a new lineup of CPUs, also based on the Skylake-X architecture ranging from the i7-9800X (8c/16t ~$600) all the way up to the flagship i9-9980XE (18c/36t ~$2000). The new processors are all 165W parts, but in testing these have pulled a few hundred watts with ambient cooling during stress testing. Due to increased power use, again we are seeing a couple of board partners releasing new versions of boards with even beefier VRMs and cooling to the new CPUs. ASUS was one of those and have taken high-end motherboard to what initially feels like a whole new level with the new ASUS Rampage VI Extreme Omega. Read More

Motherboards

Supermicro C9Z390-PGW Motherboard Review: Enterprise Grade. For Gamers

Today on the test bench we have our first Z390 based motherboard for review. As you know from the title, this isn’t a board from “the big four” as I like to call them, but from Supermicro, a company much better known in the enterprise and server space than for the consumer side and gaming. The C9Z390-PGW we will be looking at isn’t their first foray into this arena however, as they have had consumer level motherboards since the Z170 days. Read More