ASRock X99 OC Formula Motherboard Features 12 Phase Design With 1300W Support – X99 Extreme 6 and X99 Extreme 4 Detailed

Hassan Mujtaba
Posted Aug 23, 2014
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ASRock has teased their X99 OC Formula over at their Facebook page showcasing a powerful 12 Phase design that supports 1300W of power for overclocking. While the ASRock X99 OC Formula is geared towards the overclocking fanatics, ASRock has also showed off several upcoming boards over the last few weeks which include their legacy Extreme 6, Extreme 4 and gaming X99 Killer and X99M Killer FATAL1TY motherboards.ASRock X99 OC Formula

ASRock X99 OC Formula Motherboard Features 12 Phase Design With 1300W Support 

While little is known about the X99 OC Formula, we do know that the OC series from ASRock are designed with the Super Alloy components. ASRock X99 OC Formula will be the first OC series board in the HEDT lineup from ASRock, built and tested by ASRock’s in-house and legendary overclocker, Nick Shih. The motherboard features a impressive yellow and black color theme which show that it sticks loyal to the OC series design from ASRock. The motherboard features the X99 Express chipset and the LGA 2011-3 socket which will support the latest Haswell-E processors.The ASRock X99 OC Formula will feature a 12 Phase supply featuring a Digi Power, Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM), Multiple Filter Cap (MFC) (Filters different noises by 3 different capacitors: DIP solid cap, POSCAP and MLCC) and Premium Alloy Choke (Reduces 70% core loss compared to iron powder choke). The X99 OC Formula has a 1300W power rating which will make it one of the best choice for overclocking Intel’s next generation processors.

In addition to the ASRock X99 OC Formula, we are also looking at the X99 Extreme 6 and X99 Extreme 4. We have already detailed these motherboards but ASRock has just released the official pictures of these boards fitted with their retail heatsinks and designs so let’s do a quick round-up of their specifications. The details for the X99 WS, X99 Killer and X99M Killer FATAL1TY can be found in their respective links provided.

ASRock X99 Extreme 6ASRock X99 Extreme 6 Box

The 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.

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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, 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.

I/O on the ASRock X99 Extreme 6 motherboard includes 1 eSATA, 10 USB 3.0 (4 Front, 6 Read), 7 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 2 Dock, 1 Vertical Type A), 1 COM Port Header, 1 Thunderbolt AC connector, Intel Gigabit Ethernet LAN, ASRock HDD Server Technology, ASRock Cloud and Full HD UEFI.

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ASRock X99 Extreme 4ASRock X99 Extreme 4 Motherboard

The 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. 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 Motherboards:

ASRock X99 WS Box ASRock X99 Killer FATAL1TY Motherboard ASRock X99M Killer FATAL1TY Box

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