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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.

@ChrisRamseyer
Published Sat, Jun 7 2014 4:13 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

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.

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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