- May 6, 2019
That's one thing I'll say for the newer X299 motherboards as tested with the Core i9 10980XE. They are pretty damn quick to boot.I like the much quicker boot than the Rampage V Edition 10 and snappier feel. I just did not like losing 1/3 of the memory and two adapter cards as well as the quad channel memory. I was going to nab the new Threadripper until I saw the $1400 price tag just for the CPU. I saw the 3800X for the same price as the 3700X during Black Friday and decided to give it a try. The system did not want to boot with the memory at stock settings of 3000Mhz, CL 15-17-17-35. I finally got it to boot setting the timings to CL 16-18-18-36 and overclocked the memory to 3600Mhz.