AORUS X499 Motherboards for Next-Gen Intel Core X HEDT CPUs Uncovered

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GIGABYTE didn’t do a very good job of hiding its new motherboards for Intel’s upcoming Core X processors. Wccftech spotted three parts with the X299G label at the company’s AORUS booth at Computex, but they turned out to be X499 boards after closer inspection.

The three motherboards are the X499 AORUS Xtreme Waterforce, X499 AORUS Master, and X499 Designare-10G. The Waterforce is a high-end board offering a water block and 16-phase VRM, while the Master has a 12-phase VRM with fin-based heatsinks. The Designare-10G also has a 12-phase VRM and is the most modest-looking board of the bunch, targeting content creators.

The Master and Designare-10G carry four PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, while the Waterforce only has three. All the boards feature three M.2 slots, however.

There’s a lot more that needs to be confirmed about the X499 platform if whether that’s the final naming scheme or what additional features does it have over the existing X299 motherboard lineup. We can’t say for sure if X499 is just a rebadged X299 so we are better off waiting for some official PCH and platform details from Intel themselves during the second half of 2019.


Tsing Mui
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