ASRock Fatal1ty X299 Professional Gaming i9 LGA 2066 Intel X299 Motherboard Review

Features & Specifications

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Gaming Armor: Power / Memory / VGA / Internet / Cooling / Audio
  • Supports Intel® Core™ X-Series Processor Family for the LGA 2066 Socket
  • 13 Power Phase Design, Dr. MOS
  • Supports DDR4 4400+(OC)
  • 4 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x1
  • NVIDIA® 3-Way SLI™, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec), Supports Creative Sound Blaster™ Cinema 3
  • 10 SATA3, 3 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
  • 3 USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gb/s (1 Front Header, 1 Type-A + 1 Type-C), 8 USB 3.1 Gen1 (4 Front, 4 Rear)
  • AQUANTIA® 10 Gigabit LAN, Dual Intel® Gigabit LAN
  • Intel® 802.11ac WiFi
  • ASRock RGB LED
  • BIOS Flashback
  • Hyper BCLK Engine III

ASrock RGB Lighting Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRaoVg_meI0

Gaming Armor

  • Power
    • Hi-Density Power Connectors (24 pin and 8 pin)
    • Dr. MOS
  • Memory
    • 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots
  • VGA Card
    • 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE1 and PCIE3)
  • Internet
    • AQUANTIA® 10G LAN
    • Intel® LAN
  • Cooling
    • XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink
    • 8 Layer PCB
    • 2oz Copper PCB
  • Audio
    • Creative Sound Blaster™ Cinema 3
  • Unique Features
    • ASRock USB 3.1 Gen2
      • ASRock USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s)
      • ASRock USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s)
    • ASRock Super Alloy
      • XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink
      • Premium 65A Power Choke
      • Dr. MOS
      • Nichicon 12K Black Caps (100% Japan made high quality conductive polymer capacitors)
      • I/O Armor
      • Matte Black PCB
      • High Density Glass Fabric PCB
    • AQUANTIA® 10G LAN
    • ASRock 802.11ac WiFi
    • ASRock Steel Slots
    • ASRock Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
    • ASRock Ultra USB Power
    • ASRock Full Spike Protection (for all USB, Audio, LAN Ports)
    • ASRock Live Update & APP Shop
  • CPU
    • Supports Intel® Core™ X-Series Processor Family for the LGA 2066 Socket
    • Digi Power design
    • 13 Power Phase design
    • Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0*
    • Supports ASRock Hyper BCLK Engine III
    • Intel® X299
  • Memory
    • Quad Channel DDR4 Memory Technology
    • 8 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
    • Supports DDR4 4400+(OC)* / 4266(OC) / 4133(OC) / 4000(OC) / 3866(OC) / 3800(OC) / 3733(OC) / 3600(OC) / 3200(OC) / 2933(OC) / 2800(OC) / 2666 / 2400 / 2133 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
    • Supports non-ECC RDIMM (Registered DIMM)
    • Max. capacity of system memory: 128GB
    • Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 2.0
    • 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots
  • BIOS
    • 2 x 128Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with multilingual GUI support (1 x Main BIOS and 1 x Backup BIOS)
    • Supports Secure Backup UEFI Technology
    • ACPI 6.1 Compliant wake up events
    • SMBIOS 3.0 Support
    • CPU, DRAM, VPPM, VTTM, PCH 1.0V, VCCMPHY, VCCIO, VCCST, VCCSA, VCCSFR, VCCPLL, CLK VDD Voltage Multi-adjustment
  • Graphics
    • n/a
  • Audio
    • 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec)
    • Premium Blu-ray Audio support
    • Supports Surge Protection
    • Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
    • 120dB SNR DAC with Differential Amplifier
    • TI® NE5532 Premium Headset Amplifier for Front Panel Audio Connector (Supports up to 600 Ohm headsets)
    • Pure Power-In
    • Direct Drive Technology
    • PCB Isolate Shielding
    • Impedance Sensing on Front Out port
    • Individual PCB Layers for R/L Audio Channel
    • Gold Audio Jacks
    • 15μ Gold Audio Connector
    • Supports Creative Sound Blaster™ Cinema 3
  • LAN
    • 1 x 10 Gigabit LAN 100/1000/2500/5000/10000 Mb/s (AQUANTIA® AQC107):
    • Supports Wake-On-LAN
    • Supports Lightning/ESD Protection
    • Supports PXE 2 x Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s (1 x Intel® I219V, 1 x Intel® I211AT):
    • Supports Wake-On-LAN
    • Supports Lightning/ESD Protection
    • Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
    • Supports PXE
  • Wireless LAN
    • Intel® 802.11ac WiFi Module (Free Bundle)
    • Supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
    • Supports Dual-Band (2.4/5 GHz)
    • Supports high speed wireless connections up to 433Mbps
    • Supports Bluetooth 4.2 / 3.0 + High speed class II
  • Slots
    • 4 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slots*
    • 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slot
    • Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™, 3-Way CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™ **
    • Supports NVIDIA® Quad SLI™, 3-Way SLI™ and SLI™***
    • 1 x Vertical M.2 Socket (Key E) with the bundled WiFi-802.11ac module (on the rear I/O)
    • 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE1 and PCIE3)
  • Storage
    • 8 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 15 and Intel® Smart Response Technology), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug*
    • 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors by ASMedia ASM1061, support NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
    • 1 x Ultra M.2 Socket (M2_2), supports M Key type 2230/2242/2260/2280/22110 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s)**
    • 2 x Ultra M.2 Sockets (M2_1 and M2_3), support M Key type 2230/2242/2260/2280 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s)**
  • Connector
    • 1 x Virtual RAID On CPU Header
    • 1 x TPM Header
    • 1 x Power LED and Speaker Header
    • 2 x RGB LED Headers*
    • 1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)**
    • 1 x CPU Optional/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)***
    • 2 x Chassis Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)
    • 1 x Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)****
    • 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
    • 1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
    • 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector (15μ Gold Audio Connector)
    • 1 x Thunderbolt™ AIC Connector (5-pin)
    • 2 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection)
    • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Headers (Support 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports) (ASMedia ASM1074 Hub) (Supports ESD Protection)
    • 1 x Front Panel Type C USB 3.1 Gen2 Header (ASMedia ASM3142)*****
    • 1 x Dr. Debug with LED
    • 1 x Power Switch with LED
    • 1 x Reset Switch with LED
  • Rear Panel I/O
    • 2 x Antenna Ports
    • 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
    • 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
    • 2 x USB 2.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection)*
    • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s) (ASMedia ASM3142) (Supports ESD Protection)
    • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s) (ASMedia ASM3142) (Supports ESD Protection)**
    • 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports (Supports ESD Protection)
    • 3 x RJ-45 LAN Ports with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
    • 1 x BIOS Flashback Switch
    • 1 x Clear CMOS Switch
    • HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone (Gold Audio Jacks)

Software and UEFI

  • Software
    • ASRock F-Stream
    • ASRock RGB LED
    • ASRock Key Master
    • ASRock APP Charger
    • ASRock XFast LAN*
  • UEFI
    • ASRock EZ Mode
    • ASRock Full HD UEFI
    • ASRock My Favorites in UEFI
    • ASRock Instant Flash
    • ASRock Internet Flash
    • ASRock Crashless BIOS
    • ASRock UEFI System Browser
    • ASRock UEFI Tech Service
    • ASRock Easy RAID Installer
    • Support CD
    • Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), Google Chrome Browser and Toolbar
  • Accessories
    • Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield
    • 4 x SATA Data Cables
    • 1 x ASRock SLI_HB_Bridge_2S Card
    • 1 x ASRock 3-Way SLI-2S1S Bridge Card
    • 2 x ASRock WiFi 2.4/5 GHz Antennas
    • 3 x Screws for Ultra M.2 Sockets
  • Hardware Monitor
    • Temperature Sensing: CPU, CPU Optional/Water Pump, Chassis, Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fans
    • Fan Tachometer: CPU, CPU Optional/Water Pump, Chassis, Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fans
    • Quiet Fan (Auto adjust chassis fan speed by CPU temperature): CPU, CPU Optional/Water Pump, Chassis, Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fans
    • Fan Multi-Speed Control: CPU, CPU Optional/Water Pump, Chassis, Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fans
    • Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore, DRAM, PCH 1.0V, VCCIO, VCCSA, VCCSFR
  • Form Factor
    • ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 9.6-in, 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm
    • 8 Layer PCB
    • 2oz Copper PCB
  • OS
    • Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit
  • Certifications
    • FCC, CE
    • ErP/EuP ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)


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