When Intel launched their Haswell-E processors and accompanying X99 chipset we thought we saw the entire lineup from ASRock, but their beastly flagship motherboard, the X99 Extreme 11 was left out. Why am I calling this motherboard beastly? Well for starters it has 18 SATA 6GB/s ports!
We have been here before, haven’t we? Back in the days when we were used to having X79-chipset based motherboard for building up the supercomputers, and setting up the incredible rig on the face of earth, a brand new chipset motherboard with unassuming power came along and changed everything. It is ASRock’s Super Alloy X99 motherboard series. The long-awaited X99 gears based on Haswell-E architecture were born today, including the prestigious Extreme Series, gamers’ most wanted Fatal1ty Killer Series and crazy Nick Shih’s Overclocking Series.
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.
If you are familiar with ASRock’s overclocking line you know their OC Formula boards. They have been released for both the Z87 and Z97 chipsets and now ASRock is set to release their X99 OC Formula motherboard for the upcoming X99 chipset.
It looks like today is a big reveal day for X99 motherboards! ASRock has revealed the first Micro-ATX X99 motherboard that we have seen in their Fatal1ty X99M Killer motherboard. This is of course is the little brother to the Fatal1ty X99X Killer and in addition to the X99 WS workstation motherboard that was revealed earlier today.
ASRock has just unveiled their upcoming X99 WS motherboard which is based on the upcoming X99 chipset for workstations. This motherboard is in addition to the X99 Extreme6, X99 Extreme4 and Fatal1ty X99X Killer that ASRock has already revealed.
ASRock has officially revealed their upcoming Fatal1ty X99X Killer Motherboard. This board is much like the Fatal1ty Z97 Killer that we recently reviewed. Being a Fatal1ty motherboard you know that it is targeted towards gamers.
Even though nothing much about ASRock’s next generation Intel X99 series motherboards can be revealed yet, we simply can’t restrain ourselves from spilling out the good news that ASRock’s X99 Extreme4 is the world’s first Intel X99 chipset based motherboard to pass Windows 8.1 hardware certification.
Intel’s upcoming Haswell-E HEDT (high-end desktop) platform will be launching soon and with it so will the X99 chipset. Of course that means a whole slew of new X99 motherboards. While some X99 motherboards were shown at Computex this year they were prototypes and not final versions. In a recent press briefing in Taiwan, ASRock showed off three of their X99 motherboards, which look to be the final versions.
ASRock has had a partnership with the Fatal1ty brand for a while now. With the introduction of Intel’s Z97 chipset ASRock has released three Fatal1ty-branded motherboards, today we will be looking at the Fatal1ty Z97 Killer. Of course being Fatal1ty-branded we know that this board is going to cater to gamers. With that said it does offer gaming features like the Killer E2200 Intelligent Networking Platform, ASRock’s Gaming Armor which has loads of features, Purity Sound 2 audio, ASRock Key Master software and you even get a 3 month premium license of XSplit to stream and broadcast your gaming skills. Is this the next motherboard for you? Read on as we take a look…
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