Wednesday, August 27th 2014

ASRock X99 OC Formula Pictured

Here are the first pictures of ASRock X99 OC Formula, the Nick Shih-designed socket LGA2011-3 motherboard for professional overclockers. Designed for CPU and memory overclocking, apart from running up to four graphics cards in multi-GPU configs, the board can supply a claimed "1300W" of maximum CPU power, using its 12-phase CPU VRM. Memory is care of a 4-phase VRM. The board draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX, 8-pin EPS, 4-pin ATX, and 4-pin Molex power connectors, to stabilize the various power domains.

The LGA2011-3 socket is wired to eight DDR4 DIMM slots, which can support up to 64 GB of quad-channel DDR4 memory. The board features BIOS options that can let you crank DRAM frequencies over 4000 MHz. Expansion slots include four PCI-Express 3.0 x16 (x16/x8/x16/x8), an mPCIe 2.0 x1 (for WLAN cards), and one PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (physical x4). Storage connectivity includes two M.2 slots, from which one is an "Ultra M.2" slot, which is wired to the CPU, and features physical-layer PCI-Express 3.0 x4; and ten SATA 6 Gb/s ports. The board offers ten USB 3.0 ports (six on the rear panel, four by headers). 8-channel HD audio with audio-grade capacitors and ground-layer isolation; two gigabit Ethernet interfaces, at least one of which is Intel-made, make for the rest of it.

Overclocker-centric features include a CPU VRM with power delivery of up to 1300W, a feature-rich UEFI BIOS config utility, dual-BIOS with manual switching between the board's two physical EEPROMs, consolidated voltage measurement points, POST LED readouts, onboard power, reset, and clock/voltage tuning buttons, six fan headers, PCIe power gating, and rear-panel CMOS-reset / boot-to-BIOS switches. The board supports NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX.
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7 Comments on ASRock X99 OC Formula Pictured

#1
Ronnyv1
Why do i find this so gorgeous :eek:
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#2
john_
That yellow is great. I just remembered my old DFI Lanparty 790FX motherboard, but this looks even better.
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#3
basco
nice board but find it odd to place a heatpipe near cpu socket on oc mobo and on fatality there is free space?
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#4
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
As rock is becoming better day by day in the motherboard segment.
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#5
Hilux SSRG
It's a mixture of yellow and gold, meh. Looks worse than ECS golden mobos.
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#6
GhostRyder
Its a very bright motherboard that's for sure. I like the Asrock OC boards as they are pretty darn good for the money.
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MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: basco
nice board but find it odd to place a heatpipe near cpu socket on oc mobo and on fatality there is free space?
Why do you find it odd. Plenty of space there for waterblocks and LN2 pots, if anyone uses air cooling on this board, I'd laugh, very hard.
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