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

Feb 11, 2018
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ASRock X299 Extreme4 / ASRock X299 OC Formula

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

ASRock X299 OC Formula Motherboard- Features

The other board I am testing today is also made by ASRock and is one that is primed as their top overclocking oriented product. The ASRock X299 OC Formula is the work of several engineers over at ASRock and also the child of ASRock’s in-house overclocker, Nick Shih, who has contributed his expertise in designing a motherboard that is geared at overclockers.

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While covering the features of X299 Extreme4, I talked about the redesign that went in to X299 boards. The same design philosophy can be seen on the X299 OC Formula but it takes things up a notch over the X299 Extreme4. It wouldn’t be wise comparing these two motherboards considering that the X299 Extreme4 falls under the $200 US segment while the X299 OC Formula is aiming over the $350 US segment. Given the price point, there’s definitely a lot to cover regarding this board so let’s get started with the feature overview.

ASRock X299 OC Formula Motherboard Features:

  • Supports Intel Core X-Series Processor Family for the LGA 2066 Socket
  • 13 Phase CPU Power Design + 2 Phase Memory Power Design, Dr. MOS
  • Supports Quad Channel DDR4 4600+(OC) Memory
  • 5 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x4, 1 PCIe 2.0 x1
  • NVIDIA 4-Way SLI, AMD 4-Way CrossFireX
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec), Supports Purity Sound 4 & DTS Connect
  • 8 SATA3, 2 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
  • 3 USB 3.1 Gen2 (1 Front Type-C, 1 Rear Type-C, 1 Rear Type-A)
  • 6 USB 3.1 Gen1 (2 Front, 4 Rear)
  • Dual Intel Gigabit LAN
  • ASRock RGB LED
  • Hyper BCLK Engine III
  • OC Formula Kit, Nick Shih’s OC Profile

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