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- Unboxing

The ASRock X299 OC Formula motherboard comes inside a large cardboard package. The front of the box comes in a unique silver and black color scheme and there's an easy-to-carry plastic handle on top of the motherboard/

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The Front has various marketing logos. The board name is listed boldly on the front along with the company title "ASRock". There are other marketing logos that include Intel X299 Inside, Intel Core-X series, RGB LED and Intel Optane Memory support.

The back of the box contains all the marketing details along with product specifications. Most of the marketing tags have already been detailed by us in the “Features” section above. As can be seen, this board is loaded in features.

The X299 OC Formula comes with a plastic cover on the front which can be opened to reveal the motherboard through a plastic mirror. There's additional features listed on the flip cover which highlight the various overclocking features of this motherboard. These features include a high-end PCB design that is fitted with a 13+2 phase power delivery system, tons of OC friendly switches and Nick Shih's custom oc profiles can be found in the BIOS. This motherboard is a LN2 OC certified product and has broken various overclocking world records.

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The motherboard comes with various accessories that are listed below. The case is enough to protect the board from any harmful materials while shipping and the accessories are nicely put underneath the board compartment. Full list of accessories are as follows:

  • Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield
  • 4 x SATA Data Cables
  • 1 x ASRock 3-Way SLI-3S1S Bridge Card
  • 1 x ASRock 3-Way SLI Bridge Card
  • 1 x ASRock 4-Way SLI-S111 Bridge Card
  • 1 x ASRock SLI_HB_Bridge_3S Card
  • 1 x Motherboard Backplate
  • 2 x Screws for Ultra M.2 Sockets
  • 1 x Jumper Cap for BIOS B Select Jumper

Out of the box, the motherboard has a very unique design and layout. The motherboard sticks to the ATX form factor regardless of all the features and additions that ASRock has made to their high end X299 product. The motherboard comes with a lot of goodies that we are going to talk about in the next section.

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