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11 April 2021

Huananzhi x99-8M-T motherboard review

by Mathieu Poliquin

WORK IN PROGRESS

This is a review of Huananzhi x99 8M-T motherboard. I had a couple extra 16GB DDR3 ECC RAM sticks lying around from my previous x79 build and wanted to be able to use them for my new x99 build for Unreal and Machine Learning dev. Huananzhi is one of the manifacturers that produces x99 based boards that supports DDR3. They have at least 4 choices for DDR3 that I know of including one that supports both, the Huananzhi x99-tf, with 3 PCIE 16x slots! Unfortunatly it’s for the ATX form factor. The only M-ATX choice they have is the x99-8M-T so I decided to give it a try

Conclusion for those in hurry:

The Huananzhi x99-8M-T motherboard is the best bang for buck x99 board for single GPU configurations. Combined with the 2678v3 and two ddr3 16GB ram modules, you get a very decent Unreal Engine dev rig for a fraction of price of newer hardware Windows 10 and Ubuntu are well supported and provide overal stable experience. On the down side, some temperature sensors do not work. The PCIE 1x slot is too close the 16x slot so if you are using a big RTX card you might not be able to use that 1x slot. Only supports one M.2 nvme slot, althought you can use the extra 4x slot with an adapter

Specs:

x99-8m-t

Software

Hardware

BIOS

TODO

Temperature and power consumption

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Linux Support

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tags: Huananzhi - x99 - 8M-T - motherboard - DDR3 - unreal - review