Monday, May 29th 2017

ASRock X299 Fatal1ty Professional Gaming i9 and X299 Killer SLI/ac Detailed

ASRock showed off its premium gaming-grade X299 Fatal1ty Professional Gaming i9 and X299 Killer SLI/ac motherboards. The two boards are based on a common PCB, but differ with the former featuring 10 GbE network connectivity and Creative Sound Blaster Cinema audio DSP, while the latter lacks them. If you want the feature-set of the X299 Killer SLI/ac but the white+black color scheme isn't rubbing of on you, ASRock has you covered with the X299 Fatal1ty Gaming K6. Drawing power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors, the boards employ a 14-phase VRM to condition power to the CPU, which is wired to eight DDR4 DIMM slots, and four PCI-Express 3.0 x16.

Storage connectivity on the boards includes three 32 Gb/s M.2 slots, and six SATA 6 Gb/s ports. Both boards further feature two USB 3.1 ports (of which one is type-C), about 8 USB 3.0 ports, and network connectivity that includes 802.11ac WLAN, Bluetooth 4.1, and at least one gigabit Ethernet connection driven by an Intel i219-V controller. The Fatal1ty Gaming i9 tops this with Aquantia AQC107 controller-driven 10 GbE. The two feature Aura Sync RGB headers.
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4 Comments on ASRock X299 Fatal1ty Professional Gaming i9 and X299 Killer SLI/ac Detailed

#1
pat-roner
Ahh, good old Professional Gaming
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#2
INSTG8R
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Nice to see a subtle looking motherboards for a change. Getting a little tired of this RGB bling nonsense.
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#3
Disparia
FYI, that Aquantia AQC107 supports 2.5Gb and 5Gb as well. Those speeds might be more common in the home as switches, NICs, and cabling will be a bit cheaper than a full 10Gb network. You can get away with CAT5e too, which is nice for people who already have their house wired with it.
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anker_by
The PCB design is amazing. No comment.
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