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Intel Core i9-7960X
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Intel Core i9-7960X 16-Core Processor Review

Earlier this week we took a look at Intel's flagship Core-X Series processor, the Core i9-7980XE. Sitting right below it in the Core-X product stack is the Core i9-7960X. It is $300 cheaper and offers two fewer cores at 16 and with HyperThreading that is 32 total threads. The chips runs with a base clock of 2.8 GHz and boosts up to 4.2 GHz with two cores reaching 4.4 GHz with Intel's new Turbo Boost 3.0 technology. On top of that you have 22 MB of L3 cache, the full 44 PCI-Express lanes, and support for quad channel DDR4-2666 memory. While the Core i9-7980XE beat AMD's ThreadRipper parts, this chip is the real comparison as it has the same number of cores. In this review we will explore this 16-core monster chip and see how it compares to many other chips in Intel's Core-X series.

Intel Core i9-7980XE 18-Core Processor
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Intel Core i9-7980XE 18-Core Processor Review

Back when Intel announced their Core-X Series high-end desktop (HEDT) processors one really stood out. It was at the top of the product stack, having more cores and threads than any other Intel consumer desktop processor before it and with its price tag it is the most expensive Intel consumer desktop processor as well. The processor I am talking about is of course the Core i9-7980XE. It is Intel's flagship Core-X series processor packing in 18-cores, 36-threads with 27.45 MB of L3 cache. The chip has a base clock of 2.6 GHz with a boost clock of 4.2 GHz, and two cores reaching up to 4.4 GHz with the new Turbo Boost 3.0 technology. This chip like the 14 and 16 core chips in the Core-X series has a higher TDP of 165W. If you are building an X299 system this will be the ultimate processor to get, but is it worth its $1999 price tag? Read on as we find out!

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Intel Core i7-7820X 8-Core Processor Review

We’ve already taken a look at two processors in Intel’s Core X-Series, the Core i9-7900X and the Core i7-7740X. Today we are checking out our third processor, which is the Core i7-7820X. This processor is another great entry into the Core X-Series and one that will make sense for a lot of people. It sits right below the Core i9-7900X in Intel’s HEDT product stack and is not a terribly crippled part like the Core i7-7740X. The Core i7-7820X is an 8-core, 16-thread part with a base clock of 3.6 GHz and a boost clock of 4.3 GHz, and with two cores reaching up to 4.5 GHz with the new Turbo Boost 3.0 technology. You have 11 MB of L3 cache, quad-channel DDR4 support, and a TDP of 140W. The big difference between this chip and the Core i9 chips that sits above it is the PCI-Express lanes, which get cut from 44 down to 28. This comes at a more reasonable cost than the Core i9-7900X at only $599. Let’s get this chip in our X299 test bench and see what it is all about.

AORUS X299 Gaming 9 Motherboard
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AORUS X299 Gaming 9 Motherboard Review

When it comes to Gigabyte's X299 lineup the current flagship motherboard is the AORUS X299 Gaming 9. This is actually the third "Gaming 9" motherboard we've taken a look at from Gigabyte. Previously we took a look at the AORUS Z270X-Gaming 9, and the Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming. These boards are designed to pack in as many features as possible and are specifically designed for gamers and enthusiasts. The new AORUS X299 Gaming 9 does just that and the feature list is extensive, but here are some of the main features, 3-way graphics support, a server class digital power design, Killer DoubleShot Pro and Intel networking, triple M.2 slots and a PCIe expansion card giving you 1 more M.2, Creative Sound BlasterX 720 audio, Killer 2x2 802.11ac WiFi, USB 3.1, and more RGB LEDs than any other X299 board out there! And that is just the tip of the iceberg, read on as we dive down deep and see if this is truly the ultimate X299 motherboard!

MSI X299 SLI Plus Motherboard
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MSI X299 SLI Plus Motherboard Review

With the launch of Intel's Core X Series processors we have the brand new X299 chipset and with it a whole slew of X299 motherboards. With the big name players in the motherboard industry releasing multiple boards in different series it is really hard to choose what is the right board for you. One series we've been a huge fan of over the past few years is MSI's Pro Series. We'ver reviewed the Z170A SLI Plus and their Z270 SLI Plus motherboards in the past and they provided all of the features you want without all of the pricey extras. This allows you to build a great system and have some extra cash to put towards other components. Today we have the brand new X299 SLI Plus which will give you all of the core features of the X299 chipset without all of the costly extras and bling on other boards. This is great as some X299 motherboards are going for $500! Let's check out the X299 SLI Plus and see what it is all about!

Podcast

ThinkComputers Podcast #104

In this episode of our weekly tech podcast we talk about our reviews of the new Intel Core i9-7900X and Core i7-7740X, our review of the TP-Link Deco M5 and whole home WiFi, why AMD Radeon RX Vega still isn't out, and Cryptocurrency mining.

Intel Core i9-7900X 10-Core Processor
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Intel Core i9-7900X 10-Core Processor Review

2017 will go down as one of the more interesting years in the CPU market. AMD released their Ryzen CPUs earlier this year and now Intel has the brand new Core X Series, which is solely aimed towards gamers and enthusiast. This high-end desktop (HEDT) series is quite interesting as when completely released there will be a total of nine processors, stating with a quad-core Core i5 ($242) and going all the way up to a 18-core Core i9 ($1999). Another new thing we are seeing here is the Core i9 Series, which is reserved for the highest-end Intel processors. Intel will release five out of the nine Core X Series processors on June 26th, and today we have the Core i9-7900X up for review. This processor right now is the current flagship until the other processors come out, and it is quite a beast! Rocking 10-cores, 20-threads, a 3.3 GHz base clock, max Turbo Boost 3.0 of 4.5 GHz, 13.75 MB of cache, 44 PCI-Express lanes, and a TDP of 140 watts. You get all of this for $999. Let's jump in and see what the i9-7900X is all about!

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