ASRock X99 Motherboards Unleashed – X99 OC Formula, X99 Professional FATAL1TY, X99 Extreme 6 With Super Alloy Design

Hassan Mujtaba
Posted Aug 29, 2014
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The ASRock X99 motherboard lineup has been unleashed with a total of nine new X99 chipset based boards for overclockers, enthusiasts and gamers. Boasting the High-End LGA 2011 V3 socket, the ASRock X99 products are fully compatible with the Haswell-E processors from Intel and the next generation DDR4 memory standard. The motherboards will feature several new technologies aimed at overclockers and gamers with the OC and Killer FATAL1TY series.

ASRock X99 Motherboards Unleashed – X99 OC Formula, X99 Professional FATAL1TY, X99 Extreme 6

The ASRock X99 lineup consists of nine motherboards which include the X99 OC Formula, X99 Killler FATAL1TY, X99M Killer FATAL1TY, X99 Professional FATAL1TY, X99 Extreme 6, X99 Extreme 4, X99 Extreme 3 and the X99 M Extreme 4 motherboards. All of the motherboards feature the latest generation of Super Alloy technology which new and improved components do deliver the best stability and performance out of the hardware. This includes the upgraded XXL Aluminum Alloy Heat Sink for great heat dissipation, Ultra Dual-N MOSFET (UDN) that delivers more efficient Vcore power supply with lower Rds(on), Premium 60A Power Choke that offers 3 times better saturation current, highly magnetic and heat resistant design Premium Memory Alloy Choke and 12K Platinum Capacitor to ensure stable performance and industry’s longest lifespan – 12,000 hours.

The OC series boasts an impressive design with conformal coating which is achieved through the use of Polysiloxanes also known as Silicon which protects the motherboard against conductive liquids and dust. The coating prevents the motherboard from moisture, dust, corrosion, extreme temperatures, oxygen, ozone and UV Light. Other features include the Purity Sound 2 and Killer E2200 LAN chip across the X99 lineup.

ASRock X99 OC Formula Motherboard

ASRock X99 OC Formula MotherboardThe ASRock X99 OC Formula is a beauty in all of its glorious yellow and black color scheme featuring ASRock’s conformal coating, Super Alloy Design and signed by ASRock’s in-house overclocker, Nick Shih. This board has a ton of features and is jam packed with so many technologies, that it gets ridiculous to detail each one of them. In terms of design, the ASRock X99 OC Formula makes use of a 12 Phase PWM and the socket is powered by a 8-Pin+4-Pin EPS connector scheme in addition to the 24-Pin power connector that provides juice to the board. Since this is built by ASRock, we expect to see some high quality components including the Super Alloy Power design which includes 50G Aluminum Alloy heatsinks, Premium Alloy Chokes, Dual-Stack MOSFETs, Japanese made high-quality conductive polymer capacitors to make is run and perform better.

The board has four sets of heatsinks, two for the PWM and power area which are located on the top and interconnected via a heatpipe while the second set is located over the PCH and below the socket which are also connected through a heatpipe. The side of the DIMMs include several overclocking options such as Menu and Plus/Minus buttons to adjust BCLK. The menu switch opens up the BIOS directly on boot while the LN2 mode, PCI-e Disable switches and Voltage check points can also be spotted. The design is quite beefy and we can see several components scattered across the PCB so ASRock is making use of every inch of the space they can get.

For storage, the X99 OC Formula provides 10 SATA 6 GBps ports, two USB 3.0 header and two USB 2.0 headers. A Dual BIOS and Diagnostic LED can be found below the SATA ports. Expansion slots include 5 PCI-e 3.0 x16 slots which are provided extra power through a 4-Pin connector near the bottom of the board. The board supports both AMD CrossFire and NVIDIA SLI Multi-GPU functionality. There’s a PCI-e Ultra M.2 interface which provides 10 GB/s bandwidth for SSDs along with a standard mSATA port. Being a FATAL1TY motherboard, ASRock has also included their Purity Sound 2 design on the PCB which is isolated from the rest of the components and has a ALC1150 codec underneath the EMI shielding which is placed right next to another mPCIe port which can be used for WiFi and wireless connector cards. I/O on the motherboard includes 2 USB 2.0, 6 USB 3.0 ports, a PS/2 port, e-SATA port, Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and a 7.1 channel audio jack.

ASRock X99 Professional FATAL1TY Motherboard

ASRock X99 Professional MotherboardThe ASRock X99 Professional is a professional grade motherboard which makes use of high grade components to feature better stability and last longer than traditional motherboards. It features a E-ATX form factor so you may need upgrade of your chassis if you want to use this board. The board comes with the LGA 2011-3 socket which is able to support Intel’s upcoming Haswell-E processors including the 8-Core Core i7-5960X which arrives on 29th of this month.

In terms of design, the ASRock X99 Professional makes use of a 12 Phase PWM and the socket is powered by a 8-Pin+4-Pin EPS connector scheme in addition to the 24-Pin power connector that provides juice to the board. Since this is built by ASRock, we expect to see some high quality components including the Super Alloy Power design which includes 50G Aluminum Alloy heatsinks, Premium Alloy Chokes, Dual-Stack MOSFETs, Japanese made high-quality conductive polymer capacitors to make is run and perform better. The color scheme is red and back for the board which is similar to the ASRock X99 Killer FATAL1TY series which were displayed a while ago by ASRock.

The board has four sets of heatsinks, two for the PWM and power area which are located on the top and interconnected via a heatpipe while the second set is located over the PCH and below the socket which are also connected through a heatpipe. The design is quite beefy and we can see several components scattered across the PCB so ASRock is making use of every inch of the space they can get.

For storage, the X99 Professional provides 10 SATA 6 GBps ports, two USB 3.0 header and two USB 2.0 headers. A Dual BIOS and Diagnostic LED can be found below the SATA ports. Expansion slots include 5 PCI-e 3.0 x16 slots which are provided extra power through a 4-Pin connector near the bottom of the board. The board supports both AMD CrossFire and NVIDIA SLI Multi-GPU functionality. There’s a PCI-e Ultra M.2 interface which provides 10 GB/s bandwidth for SSDs along with a standard mSATA port. Being a FATAL1TY motherboard, ASRock has also included their Purity Sound 2 design on the PCB which is isolated from the rest of the components and has a ALC1150 codec underneath the EMI shielding and the Killer E2200 LAN chip which is place right next to another mPCIe port which can be used for WiFi and wireless connector cards. I/O on the motherboard includes 2 USB 2.0, 6USB 3.0 ports, a PS/2 port, e-SATA port, Killer E2200 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and a 7.1 channel audio jack.

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ASRock X99 WS Motherboard

ASRock X99 WS MotherboardThe ASRock X99 WS is a workstation grade motherboard which makes use of high grade components to feature better stability and last longer than traditional motherboards. It features a E-ATX form factor so you may need upgrade of your chassis if you want to use this board. The board comes with the LGA 2011-3 socket which is able to support Intel’s upcoming Haswell-E processors including the 8-Core Core i7-5960X which arrives on 29th of this month. In terms of design, the ASRock X99 WS makes use of a 12 Phase PWM and the socket is powered by a 8-Pin EPS connector in addition to the 24-Pin power connector that provides juice to the board.

Since this is built by ASRock, we expect to see some high quality components including the Super Alloy Power design which includes 50G Aluminum Alloy heatsinks, Premium Alloy Chokes, Dual-Stack MOSFETs, Japanese made high-quality conductive polymer capacitors to make is run and perform better. The color scheme is black and blue for the board which is similar to the ASRock X99 Extreme 6 and Extreme 4 which were displayed a while ago by ASRock. The board has four sets of heatsinks, two for the PWM and power area which are located on the top and interconnected via a heatpipe while the second set is located over the PCH and below the socket which are also connected through a heatpipe.

The design is quite beefy and we can see several components scattered across the PCB so ASRock is making use of every inch of the space they can get. For storage, the X99 WS provides 10 SATA 6 GBps ports, a USB 3.0 header and two USB 2.0 headers. A Dual BIOS and Diagnostic LED can be found below the SATA ports. Expansion slots include 6 PCI-e 3.0 x16 slots which are provided extra power through a 4-Pin connector near the bottom of the board. The board supports both AMD CrossFire and NVIDIA SLI Multi-GPU functionality. There’s a single PCI-e Ultra M.2 interface which provides 10 GB/s bandwidth for SSDs. Being a workstation motherboard, ASRock has also included their Purity Sound 2 design on the PCB which is isolated from the rest of the components and has a ALC1150 codec underneath the EMI shielding. I/O on the motherboard includes 4 USB 2.0, 4 USB 3.0 ports, a PS/2 port, e-SATA port, Dual Gigabit Ethernet LAN portsand a 7.1 channel audio jack.

ASRock X99 Extreme 6 Motherboard

ASRock X99 Extreme 6The ASRock X99 Extreme 6 would be a high-end offering from the company in the X99 product lineup. The board will fall below the X99 Extreme 9 that would be offered later.The main VRM heatsink has two blocks colored blue with an X99 logo engraved on the top section. The other section of the heatsink that is interconnected via heatpipe cools the area behind the I/O connectors. The PCH is covered by a large ASRock heatsink which provides ample cooling to the X99 express chipset. From a technical perspective, the motherboard features a 12 Phase high-quality Super Alloy Power design. The CPU socket is powered with a single 8-Pin connector and the 24-Pin ATX power connector.

Being a enthusiast and overclocking design, the motherboard comes in the ATX form factor featuring 50GAluminum Alloyheatsinks that will be included on the final design, Premium Alloy Chokes, Dual-Stack MOSFETs, Japanese made high-quality conductive polymer capacitors and support for the latest and greatest Haswell-E processors. There are eight DDR4 DIMM slots, four on each side of the socket which can support up to 64 GB of Quad Channel memory with speeds of up to 2800 MHz (O.C+). Expansion slots include three PCI-e 3.0 x16, two PCI-e 3.0 x1 slots. The expansion slots are all 15u gold contact in VGA PCIe slots and feature support for 3-Way AMD CrossFireX and 3-Way NVIDIA SLI. There’s also the Ultra M.2 slot and a mPCI-e slot along with a PEG and 4-Pin Molex connector which adds additional power to the PCI-e expansion lanes while using several cards.

Storage connectors include 10 SATA 6 GB/s and a single SATA Express connectors followed by two USB 3.0 headers. OC switches and Diagnostic LED are located just below the X99 PCH. The motherboard comes with the Purity Sound 2 design which offers a 7.1 channel HD Audio jack powered by AL1150 codec and DTS Connect.

ASRock X99 Extreme 4 Motherboard

ASRock X99 Extreme 4The ASRock X99 Extreme 4 would also be a high-end offering from the company in the X99 product lineup. The board will fall below the X99 Extreme 6 which is detailed above. The ASRock X99 Extreme 4 was shown without heatsinks but it is clear that the layout would be similar to the blue/black theme featured on the Extreme 6. From a technical perspective, the motherboard features a 12 Phase high-quality Super Alloy Power design. The CPU socket is powered with a single 8-Pin connector and the 24-Pin ATX power connector.

Being a enthusiast and overclocking design, the motherboard comes in the ATX form factor featuring 50G Aluminum Alloyheatsinks that will be included on the final design, Premium Alloy Chokes, Dual-Stack MOSFETs, Japanese made high-quality conductive polymer capacitors and support for the latest and greatest Haswell-E processors. There are eight DDR4 DIMM slots, four on each side of the socket which can support up to 64 GB of Quad Channel memory with speeds of up to 2800 MHz (O.C+). Expansion slots include three PCI-e 3.0 x16, one PCI-e 2.0  x16, one PCI-e 3.0 x1 slots. The expansion slots are all 15u gold contact in VGA PCIe slots and feature support for 4-Way AMD CrossFireX and 3-Way NVIDIA SLI. There’s also the Ultra M.2 slot and 4-Pin Molex connector which adds additional power to the PCI-e expansion lanes while using several cards.

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Storage connectors include 10 SATA 6 GB/s connectors followed by two USB 3.0 headers. OC switches and Diagnostic LED are located just below the X99 PCH. The motherboard comes with the Purity Sound 2 design which offers a 7.1 channel HD Audio jack powered by AL1150 codec and DTS Connect. I/O on the ASRock X99 Extreme 6 motherboard includes 1 eSATA, 6 USB 3.0 (4 Front, 2 Read), 8 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 4 Back), 1 COM Port Header, 1 Thunderbolt AC connector, Intel Gigabit Ethernet LAN, ASRock HDD Server Technology, ASRock Cloud and Full HD UEFI.

ASRock X99 Killer FATAL1TY Motherboard

ASRock X99 Killer MotherboardThe ASRock X99 Killer is another high-end motherboard featuring the LGA 2011-3 socket to support Haswell-E processors. The motherboard features a red and black color scheme which is a fitting color scheme for the X99 platform. The motherboard features the ATX form factor like the other two boards detailed in the X99 lineup from ASRock. From a technical perspective, the motherboard features a 12 Phase high-quality Super Alloy Power design. The CPU socket is powered with a single 8-Pin connector and the 24-Pin ATX power connector.

Being a enthusiast and gaming design, the motherboard comes in the ATX form factor featuring 50G Aluminum Alloy heatsinks that will be included on the final design, Premium Alloy Chokes, Dual-Stack MOSFETs, Japanese made high-quality conductive polymer capacitors and support for the latest and greatest Haswell-E processors. There are eight DDR4 DIMM slots, four on each side of the socket which can support up to 128 GB of Quad Channel memory with speeds of up to 2800 MHz (O.C+) and support for ECC and RDIMM memory. Expansion slots include three PCI-e 3.0 x16 and two PCI-e 3.0 x1 slots. The expansion slots are all 15u gold contact in VGA PCIe slots and feature support for 3-Way AMD CrossFireX and 3-Way NVIDIA SLI. There’s also the Ultra M.2 slot, mPCI-e in addition to the mPCIe slot and 4-Pin Molex connector which adds additional power to the PCI-e expansion lanes while using several cards. Storage connectors include 10 SATA 6 GB/s connectors followed by two USB 3.0 headers and a Diagnostic LED are located just below the X99 PCH.

The motherboard comes with the Purity Sound 2 design which offers a 7.1 channel HD Audio jack powered by AL1150 codec and DTS Connect. Additionally, being a FATAL1TY series motherboard, the X99 Killer also adopts Killer E2200 LAN network chipset for better networking. A USB 2.0 connector can also be found on the top right corner of the motherboard which is pretty useful during installation and overclocking since users can’t reach the I/O panel. I/O on the ASRock X99 Extreme 6 motherboard includes 1 eSATA, 6 USB 3.0 (6 Rear, 4 Front), 2 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 2 Back), 1 COM Port Header, Intel Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Killer E2200 LAN, ASRock HDD Server Technology, ASRock Cloud and Full HD UEFI.

ASRock X99M Killer FATAL1TY Motherboard

ASRock X99M Killer FATAL1TYTo start off, the ASRock X99M Killer features the LGA 2011-3 socket supporting Intel’s upcoming line of Haswell-E high-end desktop processors which will be available to consumers along with the X99 chipset based motherboards on 29th August 2014. The X99 Killer series from ASRock is more of a gaming oriented lineup with features such as Killer LAN and LAG Free USB / PS2 ports. The LGA 2011-3 socket is powered by a single 8-Pin EPS connector while the 24-Pin board connector provides power to the rest of the electrical components.

Since this is built by ASRock, we expect to see some high quality components including the Super Alloy Power design which includes 50G Aluminum Alloy heatsinks, Premium Alloy Chokes, Dual-Stack MOSFETs, Japanese made high-quality conductive polymer capacitors to make is run and perform better. The board features a 12 Phase PWM supply which is impressive for a M-ATX form factor motherboard. The LGA 2011-3 socket is surrounded by four DDR4 DIMM slots (two at each side) which are able to support DDR4 sticks with overclocked specs and capacity of 64 GB in total. Since this is a Killer seriesmotherboard, we also look at a red and black color scheme which looks quite nice. A Diagnostic LED can be spotted to the right side of the DIMM slots while the Power On/Off and Reset switches have been moved to the bottom side of the board below the PCH heatsink.

The X99M KIller FATAL1TY comes with three sets of heatsink, the top PWM heatsinks are interconnected via a heatpipe while the X99 PCH heatsink rests alone. Storage includes a total of ten SATA 6 GBps ports, a USB 3.0 header and two USB 2.0 headers. Expansion slots include three PCI-e 3.0 x 16 slots, the top one of the slots is really closer to the DDR4 DIMM slots so you might want to make sure that the PCB or materials of either one touches the other to cause malfunctions. a Dual USB design can be spotted right next to the CMOS battery and a little switch which enabled either one of the BIOS is spotted right next to it. The Expansion slots are provided additional power through a 4-Pin PEG connector at the bottom of the board. Features such as Killer E2200 LAN and Purity Sound 2 are featured with the audio being on its own isolated PCB. I/O panel includes 4 USB 2.0, 4 USB 3.0, 1 x eSATA, PS/2 port, a Gigabit Ethernet and a Killer E2200 powered LAN port along with a 7.1 channel audio jack.ASRock X99 Motherboards

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