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ASRock X99 OC Formula Pictured

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  1. btarunr

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    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.

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    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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    Why do i find this so gorgeous :eek:
     
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    That yellow is great. I just remembered my old DFI Lanparty 790FX motherboard, but this looks even better.
     
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    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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    As rock is becoming better day by day in the motherboard segment.
     
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    It's a mixture of yellow and gold, meh. Looks worse than ECS golden mobos.
     
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    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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    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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