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ASRock delivers with an X299 mITX motherboard

ASRock is the first with an X299-based mITX motherboard
By: Steven Bassiri | Motherboards News | Posted: Jun 4, 2017 1:16 am

Computex 2017 - ASRock delivered the only X99 motherboard to the consumer market and it seems that they have done it again with the X299 chipset. The socket will support LGA2011 mounting.

 

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The X299E-ITX/AC features the new chipset along with four SO-DIMMs, which ASRock claims can support up to 4800MHz DDR4, as well as quad-channel memory support. While it only has a single PCI-E x16 slot like most other mini-ITX motherboards, it does offer two x4 PCI-E 3.0 M.2 slots. Two of them are located on the back of the motherboard, while the third is located on a daughterboard behind the IO panel.

 

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The motherboard actually features a second daughterboard that allow ASRock to cram more into the mini-ITX form factor including six SATA6Gb/s ports and a USB 3.0 internal header. The SATA/USB board sits above the VRM heat sink, which looks like it is small enough to cool down high quality dual N-channel MOSFETs or fully integrated power stages.

 

When it comes to networking, the motherboard offers two Intel Gbit LAN ports along with Wireless AC. While the motherboard has a full black aesthetic, it still offers an RGB LED header. All being said, the X299E-ITX/AC is almost as loaded as most full sized X299 motherboards, and we should have a review for you when the motherboard comes out, so stay tuned!

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