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ASRock Shows X99 Extreme4 and Extreme6 - DDR4 and Ultra M.2 Support

What embargo? ASRock shows X99 in two flavors, both with DDR4 and Ultra M.2 (3515:Taiwan)

| CPU, APU & Chipsets News | Posted: Jun 7, 2014 9:13 pm

Computex 2014 - In typical Computex fashion, embargos-be-damned! At the show we saw a handful of X99 boards behind closed doors but a few brave decision makers publicly displayed the upcoming chipset in bold fashion.

 

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ASRock had two boards on display, Extreme4 and Extreme6. Both utilize new technology standards designed to decrease system latency while optimizing power consumption and increasing the user experience.

 

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First up is the Extreme6. As you can see the board doesn't have a heat sink on the PCH but the company has some time left to iron out the details as this chipset shouildn't hit the market till later this year.

 

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The spec list looks like a check list for every bad-ass feature a user could ask for including Thunderbolt, Ultra M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 for advanced performance SSDs) and a full trio of PCIe 3.0 x16 for your multi-GPU pleasure.

 

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The Extreme4 should come out with a lower price point than the Extreme6 but is still feature rich.

 

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Extreme4 also offers 3 PCIe 3.0 x16 ports for triple SLI / Crossfire, Ultra M.2 but loses Thunderbolt support. The spec cards show all of the details but from what we've gathered through various roadmap leaks, X99 looks to set a new standard in high performance computing at the prosumer and enthusiast level.

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