Look at the wee X99 board; ASRock's X99E-ITX/ac

Subject: Motherboards | July 17, 2015 - 05:57 PM |
Tagged: X99, asrock, X99E-ITX/ac, mini-itx

This ASRock board will not be for everyone, many enthusiast who want to build an X99 system are not looking for a mini-ITX board but there are always some who want a lot of power in a small area.  The form factor limits this board to a single PCIe 3.0 16x port but ASRock did manage to incorporate a half sized mini PCIe 1x slot as well.  Storage options are impressive with a half dozen SATA 6Gbps ports, eSATA, a single SEx port and even a four lane M.2 port.  The dozen assorted USB plugs include a pair which support USB 3.1, and there are two LAN ports, on a board this size there is a lot of potential for peripherals and exotic storage solutions.  Of course overall performance is also key to deciding if this board is worth using and after reading the full review at [H]ard|OCP you will have no doubts this is an impressive motherboard.

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"There is a small subset of computer enthusiasts that have been asking for an X99 option in the mini-ITX form factor. Ask and you shall receive, right? ASRock steps up to the plate to provide small form factor enthusiasts with just such a motherboard. We evaluate the X99E-ITX/ac and experience the good, the bad, and the ugly...if any."

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July 18, 2015 | 01:13 AM - Posted by Hakuren

Give it to Morry. For some M-treatment. Then we will truly know what's this thing is made of. :)

July 18, 2015 | 10:00 PM - Posted by Master Chen (not verified)

5960X in muh Prodigy/ELITE 130/Ncase M1? Holy F.

July 19, 2015 | 06:01 AM - Posted by Jabbadap (not verified)

Sorry, but I 'don't get the point of this thingy. No quad channel memory(why not sodimms?, hmm is there even ddr4 sodimms yet), and good luck with high end cpus with that tiny vrm...

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