It’s finally here, the latest Intel® 10th Gen platform – Z490, and it’s bigger and better than ever. Built on a brand new socket, LGA1200, Intel’s 10th Gen processors offers an additional two cores, and improved overclocking performance that has yet to be seen on the desktop platform! Of course, there’s other improvements that push the envelope of next gen such as, CNVi, support for Wi-Fi 6 connecting you to more—faster than traditional Gigabit ethernet!
So, it’s time, time to build that brand-new gaming rig that you have been saving up all year for, but what motherboard, also known as a mainboard, do you buy? Well, we have put together 5 tips for you that will show you how to choose a motherboard and to help ensure that you pick the best one for the job. As always, once you have an idea of what you might want it is recommended to do a motherboard comparison and compare motherboards so that you can compare your selection against all offerings available.
With all that said, let’s jump into our 5 tips so you can go ahead and pick the best motherboard for that new gaming rig. Afterall, the motherboard is one of the key components in your new gaming build. It is easy to pick things like your graphics card and hard drives but the motherboard can be hard to choose.
In Part 2 we looked at how to use the @BIOS update utility for updating your BIOS. Although @BIOS is the most user-friendly way to update your motherboards BIOS, a lot of people prefer the option of accessing the BIOS itself to perform the update.
This is where Q Flash comes in.
So, you’ve purchased yourself the brand new Z390 AORUS Ultra motherboard to go into your new beast of a gaming rig. The motherboard is installed, the RTX 2070 is hooked up and ready go, and your keen to jump straight into some CS:GO to start laying down the law to those that oppose you.
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
No hardware was present, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the desk with such care;
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.
The gamers were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of graphics cards danced in their heads;
And motherboards, keyboards, and even mice too;
All hoping St. Nick will bring just a few.
The GIGABYTE AORUS Z390 series motherboards were released on October 8, 2018. We’ve heard that the GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS MASTER motherboard is a gamechanger. what is the difference between this generation and the previous generation? What makes them so highly anticipated? Let’s spill some of the juicy details!