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.
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.
It looks like everyone is showing off their X99 motherboards at Computex! ASRock was not only showing just one board, but two boards actually and even revealed which board they were, which are the X99 Extreme 6 and the X99 Extreme 4.