In addition to their X99 OC Formula, ASRock has also revealed their Fatal1ty X99 Professional Motherboard. This motherboard is actually a lot like the X99 OC Formula in many ways, but since it is a Fatal1ty motherboard it has a lot of gaming features not found on the OC Formula.
The Fatal1ty X99 Professional motherboard features the same black and red color scheme that ASRock has used on their Fatal1ty motherboards in the past. Surrounding the LGA 2011-3 socket are 4 DDR4 DIMM slots on each side. They are color-coded for quad-channel operation. The board features a powerful 12 phase VRM and gets power by way of an 8pin EPS connector and there is an extra 4pin connector to bring even more juice to the CPU. To right side of the memory slots you have plus and minus buttons for BCLK adjustments, a menu button that will bring you into the BIOS directly, PCI-Express dip-switches, LN2 mode switch, slow mode switch and voltage checkpoints. Below that we have the 24pin ATX power connector and dual USB 3.0 headers.
Moving down to the storage we have 10 SATA 6GB/s ports. Below that towards the bottom of the board we can also spot a debug LED and power and rest buttons. There are five PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots. Four of them have been arranged for perfect video card use, those are the red slots. Interestingly enough this board features not one, but two M.2 slots. One of the M.2 slots is a Ultra M.2 slot (x4 speeds). On the left side of the board we can also spot a mini PCI-Express slot for a WiFi+BT card.
The Fatal1ty X99 Professional will also feature ASRock’s Purity Sound 2 audio chip that has EMI shielding and PCB isolation. Since this board is geared towards gaming you also will have the Killer E2200 LAN chip, Fatal1ty gaming ports and ASRock’s gaming Armor.
Dec 11, 2014 0