ASRock Reveal X99 Professional “Fatal1ty” Haswell-E Motherboard
Ryan Martin / 3 years ago
Just yesterday ASRock’s beastly X99 OC Formula motherboard was unveiled and now it’s the turn of their Professional motherboard. The ASRock X99 Professional board is part of ASRock’s Fatal1ty series of motherboards designed for gamers. The funny thing is the ASRock X99 Professional is virtually identical to the X99 OC Formula board designed for overclockers. It has the same storage configuration of dual M.2 and 10 SATA III ports, it has the same PCI Express configuration of Quad SLI/CFX support, it has the same Purity Sound 2 implementation and it has the same Rear I/O configuration.
So what are the differences? Well, firstly it has the cliché red and black colour scheme that is becoming so mainstream for gaming boards. Secondly, it offers Killer E2200 networking instead of Intel Gigabit as the Killer E2200 is preferred by gamers. Thirdly, the rear two USB 2.0 ports are special “Fatal1ty” ports on the X99 Professional board meaning higher polling rates and lower latency for peripheral devices. However, those three things aside the boards are pretty much identical.
Expect pricing and availability details to arrive towards the end of this month.
Source: Tom’s Hardware
Images courtesy of ASRock