X299 Motherboard roundup

X299 Motherboard roundup

X299 Motherboard roundup

 
Intel’s new X299 platform is now available to purchase, offering gamers a lot of new high-end options and with a wide variety of price tags. 
Right now we will be focusing on Intel’s X299 motherboard lineup, which today comes with prices of between £229.99 and £409.99, making X299 extremely expensive when compared to Intel’s lower-end Z270 and AMD’s X370 platforms. 
 
Below is a list of all currently available X299 motherboards on Overclockers UK, which are ordered by price. Links will also be included to our reviews and previews of these motherboards if they are available. 
 
 
– ASUS TUF X299 Mark 2 – £229.99 (Includes Free Game)
– MSI X299 SLI Plus – £259.99
– Gigabyte X299-Aorus Gaming 3 – £269.99
– MSI X299 Tomahawk – £269.99
ASUS Prime X299-A – £274.99 (Includes Free Game)
– MSI X299 Tomahawk Arctic – £274.99
– ASUS TUF X299 Mark 1 – £289.99 (Includes Free Game)
– ASUS X299 Strix-E Gaming – £299.99 (Includes Free Game)
MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC – £319.99
– MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK – £389.99
– Gigabyte X299-Aorus Gaming 9 – £479.99
 
 
All current previewed X299 motherboard will be reviewed at a later date, as we are currently waiting for Intel to deliver X299 CPU samples to the UK press.  For now here is our i7 7820X CPU review, which was reviewed on ASUS’ X299-A Prime. 
 
You can also learn more about ASUS’ X299 free game promotion here. 

  

X299 Motherboard roundup

 

When compared to Z270 and X370 X299 is an extremely expensive motherboard platform, coming with pricing which matches the extreme core counts that this platform will eventually offer. X299 is certainly not a value-oriented platform, though it is certainly a lot cheaper than Broadwell-E was on the CPU side. 

  
You can join the discussion on Intel’s X299 motherboard platform on the OC3D Forums.