ASRock Fatal1ty X299 Professional Gaming i9 LGA 2066 Intel X299 Motherboard Review: Page 2 of 9

Posted by Damon Bailey on Friday, August 25, 2017 - 8:00am

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

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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