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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




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.




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.




ASRock is also showing off Purity Sound 2.




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.




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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