ASRock X99 Extreme11 Motherboard Revealed
Peter Donnell / 5 years ago
The drive for extreme performance is never-ending and the Haswell-E X99 hardware is no exception. ASRock already have some very impressive X99 motherboards on the market, but that hasn’t stopped them from revealing the world’s most powerful X99 motherboard; the ASRock X99 Extreme11.
The board is incredibly well equipped, with 18 SATA3 ports, that includes 10 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors which run via the Intel X99 chipset, with an additional SAS-3 12.0 Gb/s connectors running from the LSI SAS 3008 controller chip. ASRock have demonstrated data transfers of up to 6.1 GB/s with SSDs connected to these ports, wow! Then you also have the world’s fastest Ultra M.2 PCIe Gen3 x4 slots, with each being capable of 2.8 GB/s.
Power delivery comes in the form of a 12 Power Phase Design, allowing your chip of choice to run harder and faster, while using less power and running cooler.
Need an ultra high-end graphics card setup for gaming, rendering or any other GPU intensive task? No problem, the ASRock 12 is equipped with 4-way PCIe Gen3 SLI/CrossFireX with full x16/16/16/16 speeds, this comes courtesy of two embedded PLX PEX 8747 bridge chips to keep everything running at full speed.
If that’s not enough, the board also comes with a vast array of high-end features such as ASRock Super Alloy, support for Core i7 and Xeon 18 Core (LGA 2011-3), XXL Aluminium Alloy Heatsinks, Nichicon 12K Platinum Caps, 60A Power Chokes, Memory chokes, Ultra Dual-N MOSFETs. You’ll also find dual Intel Gigabit LAN with Teaming support, Purity Sound 2 plus audio with Nichicon Fine Gold SEries Audio capacitors, 8 DIMM slots for DDR4 quad channel EEC and UDIMM/RDIMM memory, with speeds of up to 3200+(OC) on up to 128GB.
This board is completely insane, if you’re trying to build your own supercomputer, this might be the best place to start.
Thank you ASRock for providing us with this information.
Images courtesy of ASRock.