ASRock is proud to announce the release of a new high-end motherboard for enthusiasts, entitled X99 Extreme11. It is designed in E-ATX form-factor and might add to the creation of a truly efficient platform. The heart of the model is Intel X99 chipset with Socket LGA2011-v3, ready to accommodate Intel Core i7-5000 (Haswell-E generation) CPUs. The greenhorn comes to the market shelves at a price tag of about $450.
ASRock X99 Extreme11 is housed on a Sapphire Black PCB textolite with XXL Aluminum Alloy heatspreaders. Nonetheless, its main striking point is an extended set of facilities. Hence, the board features 8 DIMM slots for DDR4 memory modules with up to 3200 MHz clock frequencies; their overall volume might achieve 128 GB.
The model employs 12-phase VRM system that embraces Nichicon solid-state capacitors, Ultra Dual-N transistors, Premium 60A Power and Premium Memory Alloy chokes. It also boasts some astounding storage subsystem with 10 SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports, 8 SAS 12 Gb/sec sockets as well as two Ultra M.2 interfaces with 32 Gb/sec bandwidth.
To continue, audio subsystem with Purity Sound 2 options is represented by Realtek ALC1150 controller that ensures the production of 7.1-channel sounding. Video subsystem marvels by 5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 ports, which are controlled by PLX 8747 chips; the latter provide for the fulfillment of 4-way Nvidia SLI/AMD CrossFire configurations. Network facilities are relied on a pair of Intel’s controllers with Teaming options (I218-V & I211-AT).
The board comes with two integrated UEFI BIOS chips and offers a variety of external interfaces: 5x audio ports, 1x S/PDIF Out, 2x RJ-45, 2x eSATA ports, 1x PS/2 Combo port, and 8x USB ports (4x 2.0, 4x 3.0). The list of internal interfaces involves HDD Saver socket, COM, PCIe Power ports, BIOS switch, LED indicator, and USB hubs.