ASRock X99E-ITX/ac Mini-ITX Motherboard Review

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Technical Specifications

General
Unique Feature ASRock USB 3.1
– ASRock USB 3.1 Type-A Ports (10 Gb/s)
ASRock X Series OC Socket
ASRock Super Alloy
– Premium 60A Power Choke
– Premium Memory Alloy Choke (Reduces 70% core loss compared to iron powder choke)
– Fairchild 60A Dual Cool™ DrMOS
– Nichicon 12K Platinum Caps (100% Japan-made high-quality conductive polymer capacitors)
– Sapphire Black PCB
ASRock 802.11ac WiFi
ASRock Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
ASRock Full Spike Protection
ASRock APP Shop
CPU – Supports Intel® Core™ i7 and Xeon® 18-Core Processors Family for the LGA 2011-3 Socket
– Digi Power design
– 6 Power Phase design
– Supports Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology
– Supports Untied Overclocking Technology
Chipset – Intel® X99
Memory – Dual Channel DDR4 Memory Technology
– 2 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
– Supports DDR4 3200+(OC)*/2933(OC)/2800(OC)/2400(OC)/2133 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
– Supports non-ECC RDIMM (Registered DIMM)
– Supports DDR4 ECC, un-buffered memory/RDIMM with Intel® Xeon® processors E5 series in the LGA 2011-3 Socket
– Max. capacity of system memory: 32GB*
– Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 2.0
– 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots

*Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 32-bit OS. For Windows® 64-bit OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation.** Please refer to Memory Support List on ASRock’s website for more information.
BIOS – 128Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with multilingual GUI support
– ACPI 1.1 Compliant wake up events
– SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support
– CPU, DRAM, PCH 1.05V, PCH 1.5V, VPPM Voltage Multi-adjustment
 Audio, Video and Networking
Graphics – n/a
Audio – 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec)
– Premium Blu-ray Audio support
– Supports Surge Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)
– Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
– TI® NE5532 Premium Headset Amplifier (Supports up to 600 Ohm headsets)
– Supports DTS Connect
LAN – Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
– 1 x Giga PHY Intel® I218V, 1 x GigaLAN Intel® I211AT
– Supports Intel® Remote Wake Technology (on Intel® I218V)
– Supports Wake-On-LAN
– Supports Lightning/ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)
– Supports Dual LAN with Teaming
– Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
– Supports PXE
Wireless LAN – Supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
– Supports Dual-Band (2.4/5 GHz)
– Supports high speed wireless connections up to 867Mbps
– 2 antennas to support 2 (Transmit) x 2 (Receive) diversity technology
– Supports Bluetooth 4.0 / 3.0 + High speed class II
 Expansion / Connectivity
Slots – 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slot (PCIE1: x16 mode)
– 1 x Vertical Half-size Mini-PCI Express Slot: For WiFi + BT Module
– 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE1)
Storage – 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10 and Intel® Rapid Storage 13), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug*
– 1 x SATA Express 10 Gb/s Connector**
– 1 x eSATA Connector, supports NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
– 1 x Ultra M.2 Socket, supports M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s)

*RAID is supported on SATA3_0 ~ SATA3_5 ports only.**shared with SATA3_4, SATA3_5
Support to be announced.
Connector – 1 x Chassis Intrusion Header
– 1 x TPM Header
– 1 x Power LED Header
– 1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin) (Supports 3-pin/4-pin Smart Fan Speed Control)
– 2 x Chassis Fan Connectors (2 x 4-pin) (Support 3-pin/4-pin Smart Fan Speed Control)
– 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector
– 1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
– 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector
– 1 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 2 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
– 1 x USB 3.0 Header (Supports 2 USB 3.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
Rear Panel I/O – 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
– 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
– 1 x eSATA Connector
– 2 x USB 2.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
– 2 x USB 3.1 Type-A Ports (10 Gb/s) (ASMedia ASM1142) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
– 4 x USB 3.0 Ports (Intel® X99) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
– 2 x RJ-45 LAN Ports with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
– 1 x Clear CMOS Switch
– HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone
 Other Features / Miscellaneous
Software and BIOS Software
– ASRock A-Tuning
– ASRock Disk Health Report
– ASRock USB Key
– ASRock APP Charger
– ASRock XFast LAN
– ASRock XFast RAM
– ASRock Restart to UEFI
UEFI
– ASRock Full HD UEFI
– ASRock Instant Flash
– ASRock Internet Flash
– ASRock Crashless BIOS
– ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard)
– ASRock UEFI System Browser
– ASRock UEFI Tech Service
– ASRock Dehumidifier
– ASRock Easy RAID Installer
– ASRock Easy Driver Installer
Support CD – Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), Google Chrome Browser and Toolbar, Start8 (30 days trial)
Accessories – Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield
– 2 x SATA Data Cables
– 1 x CPU Cooler*
– 1 x Water Cooling Mounting Plate**
– 1 x WiFi-802.11ac Module
– 2 x SMA WiFi Antenna Cables
– 1 x ASRock WiFi 2.4/5 GHz Antenna
– 1 x WiFi Module Bracket
– 2 x Screws for WiFi Module
– 1 x Screw for M.2 Socket
– 1 x ASRock U3 to U2 Converter

*This motherboard supports this free bundled CPU cooler (Dimension: 60 x 60 x 28 mm) or other CPU coolers for Narrow ILM (LGA 2011/LGA2011-v3 platform).**This mounting plate is only compatible with selected CPU coolers, such as Cooler Master’s Seidon 120V Plus/120V.
Hardware Monitor – CPU/Chassis temperature sensing
– CPU/Chassis Fan Tachometer
– CPU/Chassis Quiet Fan (Auto adjust chassis fan speed by CPU temperature)
– CPU/Chassis Fan multi-speed control
– CASE OPEN detection
– Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Input Voltage, CPU Internal Voltages
Form Factor – Mini-ITX Form Factor
– 2oz Copper PCB
– 8 Layer PCB
– High Density Glass Fabric PCB
OS – Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 32-bit / 8.1 64-bit / 8 32-bit / 8 64-bit / 7 32-bit / 7 64-bit
Certifications – FCC, CE, WHQL
– ErP/EuP ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)

 

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