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GIGABYTE X299 Designare EX (Intel X299) Motherboard Review

GIGABYTE X299 Designare EX (Intel X299) Motherboard Review
GIGABYTE has one of the best X299 motherboards on the market with the X299 Designare EX!
By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 2066 in Motherboards | Posted: Jan 18, 2018 4:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Introduction

 

GIGABYTE's X299 Designare EX is now GIGABYTE's top of the line X299 motherboard, taking back the reigns from the X299 Aorus Gaming 9, or so I thought. GIGABYTE actually is positioning the Designare EX between the Gaming 7 and Gaming 9. However, that isn't the whole story; the X299 Designare EX replaces some rear IO, mainly USB 3.0, with two Thunderbolt 3 ports.

 

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The X299 Designare EX is one of the first motherboards for the X299 platform with ThunderBolt 3, but it's also one of GIGABYTE's redesigned X299 designs. A new VRM, better VRM cooling, and a unique color theme are what the X299 Designare EX has to offer over the Gaming 9, so let's take a look.

 

 

Specifications

 

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The X299 Designare EX features three M.2 slots, two ThunderBolt 3 ports, 3-way SLI support, quad channel memory, support for both Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X, and SATA6Gb/s.

 

 

 

Pricing

 

The X299 Designare EX will be priced between the X299 Aorus Gaming 9 and X299 Aorus Gaming 7.

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