Published On: Mon, Jul 17th, 2017

Intel “Core-X” Core i7-7900X, Core i7-7820X, Core i7-7800X, Core i7-7740X, Core i5-7640X HEDT CPU Review on ASUS PRIME X299 Deluxe Motherboard


Over a years, Intel has positively taken control of a whole PC desktop market. They offer specialized platforms to both mainstream and enthusiasts consumers. Earlier this year, Intel expelled their 200-series height for mainstream consumers and it incited out to be a medium burst in terms of opening and features, something that we have come to design from Intel during a new years.

While mainstream desktop buyers got their height cycle modernise progressing this year, enthusiasts are receiving a refurbish in a second quarter. In 2014, Intel expelled X99 and it was a large jump in tenure of facilities compared to X79. It was a initial height to underline support for DDR4 memory, some thing that mainstream consumers would get a whole year later. It was also a initial height that pushed a core count on Intel processors from 6 to 10. While expensive, a competitors had no answer to Intel’s fan height that gave Intel another marketplace to take control over.

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Come 2017, 3 years after a launch of X99, Intel is charity another grand fan platform. This time, it’s famous as X299 and we can design a same arrange of updates that we saw from X79 to X99. Intel is charity processors with lots of cores, lots of PCIe lanes, lots of storage capabilities and unequivocally high time speeds though there’s one emanate as someone or something has unequivocally risen up.

In 2017, after a heavy 6 years and lots of delays in a process, Intel’s usually aspirant in a PC desktop marketplace has woken up. AMD is behind and they have a new core famous as Zen that has put them behind in a foe with opening on standard with Intel CPUs. The opening opening that was augmenting solemnly though gradually between Intel and AMD processors has ragged out and AMD can now tackle Intel during mixed personification fields.

AMD devised a flattering good plan to take on Intel. They initial tackled a mainstream processors with their Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 processors, charity high core count processors on a uninformed new height and charity good multi-tasking opening during shining prices. Take for comparison a Ryzen 7 1700 with 8 cores, 16 threads for $329 contra a Core i7-7700K with 4 cores and 8 threads for $349. And a opening of that AMD processor is indeed closer to an 8 core X99 partial while featuring a most reduce PC public cost. The disproportion is there and Intel is unequivocally holding a feverishness from AMD chips this time around.

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Problem array twin for Intel is that AMD isn’t usually interlude during mainstream platforms, they are for a initial time entering a fan HEDT segment. Their new lineup is called Ryzen Threadripper and facilities adult to 16 cores. Now let me tell we something about a Intel X299 height and a Core-X family. The Intel Core-X family includes several processors formed on twin opposite Uarch’s. There’s Kaby Lake-X formed on 14nm Kaby Lake and Skylake-X formed on 14nm Skylake. The former is some-more of a bill directed array while a latter is where a HE (High-End) partial of a HEDT code lies.

I had talks with many manufacturers operative tighten to Intel about a Core-X family and X299 platform. Till a time a initial rumors of AMD’s HEDT height arrived, there were no skeleton for Intel to furnish a chip with a incomparable core count than 10. When a gossip indent finally started stating that AMD had skeleton to ready a HEDT processor lineup with adult to 12-14 cores, we started receiving information that Intel had asked their engineers to furnish or in-reality, cgange server spin Xeon chips into Skylake-X tools with aloft core counts.

That happened most after in a X299 prolongation roadmap, to be precise, it was usually few weeks before launch and Intel meaningful that AMD won’t stop during 12-14 cores, and that they can re-purpose some-more aloft core Xeon variants into HEDT parts, Intel gave a go forward to their engineers. What does this show? Intel finally confronting a feverishness of foe and it competence spin out to be good for us all. Competition prompts companies to recover products that are improved than their competitors during good value and both Intel and AMD would try to best one another during this diversion in a prolonged term. AMD has reliable to recover Threadripper chips in Summer though they haven’t been expelled yet

Today, we will be contrast out all of a now expelled Intel Core-X array processors on ASUS’s PRIME X299 Deluxe motherboard.

Intel X299 HEDT Chipset – The Top Brass of Intel’s 2017 HEDT Family

The Intel X299 HEDT chipset is powering a fan height this year’s launch. It’s easy to tell given a time support these fan platforms final that a chipset will run for during slightest 2-3 years before being transposed by a new one. Intel’s X299 chipset includes support for both Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors though some vendors have motionless to shorten Kaby Lake-X support on their high-end X299 motherboards given it doesn’t make clarity to go for a $499 US+ motherboard with chips that cost next $350 US.

There are also some several restrictions and facilities that are not accessible on Kaby Lake-X when compared to Skylake-X and those are minute below.

Intel X299 PCH Features

Intel’s new X299 chipset will be a latest PCH to support a fan processors. The X299 height will be centered around a LGA 2066 socket which will be concordant with during slightest twin generations of processors. In specs, a X299 chipset offers adult to 24 PCIe Gen 3.0 lanes. The chip also offers adult to quad channel memory with speeds adult to DDR4-2667 MHz (native). Kaby Lake X array processors will usually support twin channel RAM and will hang to a local speeds of 2667 MHz.

This disproportion is due to a IMC on a Kaby Lake-X chip design that usually allows support for twin channel memory. Intel fundamentally substituted a Kaby Lake die from a smaller mainstream chip to a incomparable fan chip. This means that a underlying design stays a same.

Aside from that, Intel X299 has full support for CPU overclocking that is a bonus. While that’s a plus, eccentric testings achieved before to a examination suggested that a chips don’t underline in chip soldering and use thermal pulp as a covering that connects a die with a heatspreader. This might outcome in aloft temperatures though we have to find that a in a possess tests.

The Basin Falls PCH also offers limit of 14 USB ports (10 USB 3.0 Max), 8 SATA 3.0, and Intel LAN (Jacksonville PHY) controllers. The chipset can also expostulate 3 M.2 drives with Intel RST tech. Additional facilities embody Enhanced SPI, SPI, LPC, SMBus and HD audio that are integrated underneath a hood.

Intel X299 Chipset Features:

Intel LGA 2066 Socket – Supports All Intel Core-X Series Processors

On a hollow front, Intel has finally transposed a comparison LGA 2011 with LGA 2066. The LGA 2011 saw several revisions as it was initial featured on a X79 height and somewhat redesigned for X99 in a form of LGA 2011-v3. Enthusiasts using comparison HEDT Intel platforms can't use a comparison processor on a new height and would have to squeeze a new one to concede compatibility.

The latest LGA 2066 hollow facilities 2066 pins that support both Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs though doesn’t concede harmony with Intel Xeon processors. The Intel Xeon category processors that are partial of a Skylake-SP family will be featured on a most opposite LGA 3647 hollow that is outrageous compared to LGA 2066.

Cooler Compatibility With LGA 2066 Socket

Since a change in array of pins is smaller, a hollow stays as a same measure as a LGA 2011 and LGA 2011-v3 socket. This means that users can supply their comparison influence brackets from LGA 2011 hollow coolers on a LGA 2066 hollow with ease. The routine stays mostly a same.

On a cooler front, while Intel hasn’t historically offering any cooling resolution on their HEDT CPUs, they do yield their possess boxed solutions for users that are meddlesome during a cost trimming between $85-$100 US. The pronounced cooler is Intel’s TS13X that is a glass cooling resolution and termed as a high opening thermal resolution for enthusiasts. The cooler facilities a 120mm radiator propitious with a 120mm fan that operates during adult to 2200 RPM. It’s a good choice though there are copiousness some-more identical or improved labelled solutions in a marketplace that are concordant with LGA 2066.

  • Contents
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Intel Core-X ‘Skylake-X’ and ‘Kaby Lake-X’ Processor Family – Core i9, Core i7 and A Core i5 (For HEDT????)
  • 3. ASUS PRIME X299 Deluxe Motherboard- Features
  • 4. ASUS PRIME X299 Deluxe Motherboard- Unboxing
  • 5. ASUS PRIME X299 Deluxe Motherboard- Accessories
  • 6. ASUS PRIME X299 Deluxe Motherboard- Close Up
  • 7. Test Setup
  • 8. ASUS PRIME X299 Deluxe Motherboard – CPU / Memory Performance Tests
  • 9. ASUS PRIME X299 Deluxe Motherboard – Gaming Performance Tests
  • 10. ASUS PRIME X299 Deluxe Motherboard – Power Consumption Tests
  • 11. ASUS PRIME X299 Deluxe Motherboard – Cooler Performance and Temperatures
  • 12. ASUS PRIME X299 Deluxe Motherboard – Conclusion

Source: ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe Official Page

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