For the first time in a long while there is serious competition in the high-end consumer desktop space. Consumers are spoilt for choice between Intel’s HEDT X299 platform and “up to eighteen core” i9/i7 CPUs or AMD’s X399 platform with “up to 16 core” Threadripper CPUs. Even with AMD’s more competitive pricing Intel’s hard-earned reputation for high-end desktop prowess and a higher maximum core count will make X299 motherboards, like the MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK, a safe choice for enthusiasts and prosumers alike.
You do software updates to get the most from favourite programs right? Updating a motherboard BIOS can in a timely manner is also critical. The guide to Flashing a Motherboard BIOS spells out the often complicated steps in plain english. PCSTATS Tips