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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.




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.




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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