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Intel X99 Motherboards and DDR4 Memory Buyer's Guide (Launch Edition)

By: Steven Bassiri | Guides | Posted: Aug 30, 2014 7:03 pm

ASRock X99 Motherboards

 

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ASRock has released a formidable series of motherboards, with a total of seven models at launch. They feature bright strong colors and some pretty cool features. One of the most notable motherboards is their X99 WS, which is a new series from ASRock aimed at those who want a server-level consumer workstation motherboard. We are also happy to see that the Fatal1ty series has also been upgraded and improved upon.

 

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ASRock is advertising a 12 phase VRM with 1300W CPU support on two of its models, the X99 Fatal1ty Professional and the X99 OC Formula.

 

I would estimate that each phase is outputting about 50A to get that 1300W number. I should also mention that like other motherboard brands, ASRock has also beefed up power delivery across all their X99 models.

 

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ASRock is also showing off Purity Sound 2.

 

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ASRock also seems to have focused a lot on M.2 this generation; all the ASRock boards we see on launch are using Ultra M.2 with 4x PCI-E 3.0.

 

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They are also advertising a thinner back plate so their X99 WS server workstation motherboard can fit in a server chassis.

 

 

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