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ASRock X299 Extreme4 (Intel X299) Motherboard Review (Page 11)

Steven Bassiri | Feb 11, 2018 at 10:00 am CST - 1 min, 50 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 93%Manufacturer: ASRock

Here are key points about the ASRock X299 Extreme4.

What's Hot

Value: There are really no questions or uncertainties about it, the X299 Extreme4 is the most affordable X299 motherboard on the market. The good news is that you still get solid controllers at the price point and USB 3.1.

VRM Heatsinks: ASRock made sure to launch this motherboard after their initial onslaught of X299 motherboard, and they did well by waiting. During the first round of X299 motherboards, it became clear that HCC CPUs would require better VRMs or much better VRM cooling. The X299 Extreme4 offers significantly better VRM cooling, with heat sinks almost as heavy as the entire motherboard.

Solid Controllers: When vendors typically cut the price of a product they also cut down 3rd party IC quality, but not here. In this case, ASRock maintained the same high-quality controllers, such as the ALC1220, ASM3142, and Intel i219 PHY.

Easy to Understand PCI-E Slots: The PCI-E layout is really simple, and that way users won't have issues figuring out how much bandwidth each slot will receive.

What's Not

Two M.2: Most X299 motherboards feature three M.2 slots, but the Extreme4 only has two. It's a very small issue, but that's because I couldn't really find many others with the motherboard.

Final Thoughts

ASRock's X299 Extreme4 is the most affordable X299 motherboard. We even went over to Newegg to check out its price versus other motherboards, and it is even less expensive than open-box motherboards. While it's just roughly $10 less than other comparable X299 motherboards, it does come with enhancements that only come with second-round X299 motherboards.

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That includes a much better VRM heat sink, and better power delivery support. The X299 Extreme4 also carries all the latest features you might want such as USB 3.1 and solid audio, so you really aren't missing out on much. If you don't like the idea of over-spending on an X299, but still want solid features, the X299 Extreme4 should definitely be considered.

Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST

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Performance92%
Quality90%
Features91%
Value98%
Overall Rating93%

The Bottom Line: The solid ASRock X299 Extreme4 is one of the most pocket-friendly yet capable X299 motherboards on the market, and pairs well with Intel's HCC CPUs.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Steven Bassiri

Steven went from a fledgling forum reader in 2003 to one of the internet's brightest tech stars by 2010. Armed with an information systems degree, a deep understanding of circuitry, and a passion for tech, Steven (handle Sin0822) enjoys sharing his deep knowledge with others. Steven details products down to the component level to highlight seldom explained, and often misunderstood architectures. Steven is also a highly decorated overclocker with several world records.

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