Today we take at our first Supermicro Z390 motherboard, the C9Z390-PGW. It is positioned to be a very high-end motherboard with 10Gbit LAN and even a chip that doubles PCI-E lanes. Doubling the x16 lanes from the CPU to x32 gives the motherboard a special feature not many other motherboards can claim to have. Let's take a look at the new motherboard.
Looking for a new Z390 motherboard for your work or gaming PC? Cool, SuperMicro has their new C9Z390-PGW. However, are you also tired of that “slow” Gigabit networking? Then this may be the motherboard for you. Not only does it pack in a lot of high-end features, but it also has the incredible Aquantia AQC107 10G Ethernet Controller, as well as Intel PHY i219V Gigabit LAN, and 802.1ac WiFi+BT5.0. Most consumers don’t need 10G LAN, or even three different network connections onboard, but there’s a growing market and you know who you are.
The Z390 launch is going off in style, with us having quite a few boards for this launch, including two from Super Micro. However, this one is pretty special, as it’s the only board we have for review that isn’t ATX! Even better, it’s mini-ITX, making it attractive for those seeking to build more compact systems around the Z390 platform. With support for both 8th and 9th Gen Intel CPUs, this may prove to be a very popular motherboard. Of course, we’ll be testing ours with the new flagship Intel Core i9-9900K, which is sure to put the motherboard through its paces better than any other.
If you are bored with your typical motherboards, and expect top performance and perfect stability, then take a look at the C9X299-PG300 from SuperO. This motherboard is quite unique but is well designed and should satisfy the most demanding gamers and enthusiasts.SuperO C9X299-PG300 receives FunkyKit Editor’s Choice Award as one of the best options for the Skylake-X processors. Simply Play Harder!
Supermicro has tossed its hat into the X299 ring with the introduction of their C9X299-PG300, a motherboard designed to utilize a VRM that could easily handle a 300W TDP. Now, whether or not you take that to mean Intel is going to release a 300W CPU, or if they are saying it is designed to handle an overclocked Skylake-X CPU, the VRM could handle 300W if you theoretically needed it to. Now, the motherboard also carries some more unique features such as a 10Gbit NIC, and it has a few interesting features. Let's take a look at this Supermicro X299 motherboard.
SuperO C7Z370-CG-IW is fast and is well designed. There are single things which I would change but in general there is nothing to complain about. Gamers should be satisfied as out of the box everything runs great. Less advanced users can have some problems with manual overclocking and for them I recommend overclocking profiles which let to set CPU frequency at least up to 4.8GHz. It’s more than enough for gaming.