ASRock X299 Extreme4 and X299 OC Formula Motherboards Review – One Feature Rich Board For Core-X Platform Under $200 US and The Other Designated For Overclockers



ASRock X299 Extreme4 / ASRock X299 OC Formula

Q3 2017
Type Motherboards
Price $189.99 US / $369.99 US

ASRock X299 Extreme4 Motherboard- Features

ASRock has been paying lots of attention to the feedback provided by customers of the X299 platform and redesigned their boards for Intel Core-X processors. The X299 Extreme 4 came slightly later in the roadmap but sorted out some major issues that plagued the initial X299 motherboards.

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You will note in this review that the X299 Extreme4 comes with a solid design compared to the first version of the X299 Taichi, another motherboard designed by ASRock. Priced far less than the X299 Taichi at just $189 US, the ASRock X299 Extreme4 comes with a aluminum alloy heatsink featuring heatapipe design, an 11 phase power design that is powered by dual 8 pin connectors and lots of re-management of the power delivery system for best support on Core-X processor family. ASrock did fix the issues on the X299 Taichi too in the latest variant which is known as ASRock X299 Taichi XE that is listed here.


ASRock X299 Extreme4 Motherboard Features:

  • Supports Intel Core X-Series Processor Family for the LGA 2066 Socket
  • 11 Power Phase Design, Dual Power Connectors
  • Supports DDR4 4200+(OC)
  • XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink & Heatpipe Design
  • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x1, 1 M.2 Socket (Key E)
  • NVIDIA Quad SLI., AMD Quad CrossFireX
  • 8 SATA3, 2 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
  • 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gb/s (1 Type-A, 1 Type-C)
  • 6 USB 3.1 Gen1 (2 Front, 4 Rear)
  • Intel Gigabit LAN
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec)
  • Supports Purity Sound. 4 & DTS Connect
  • ASRock RGB LED

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