Overview of the ASRock Fatal1ty X99 Professional Gaming i7 Motherboard

Let’s view over the motherboard Fatal1ty X99 Professional Gaming i7 belonging to the game series ASRock and released in cooperation with the well-known cyber sportsman Jonathan «Fatal1ty» Wendel.


Main Characteristics

The opportunities it offers will be described in more detail below but for now let’s take a look at the main characteristics of the model in question:


Chipset: Intel X99

Processor socket: Socket LGA2011-3

Processors: Core i7 (Broadwell-E, Haswell-E), Xeon E5 *

Memory: 8 DIMM DDR4 SDRAM 2133/2400 ** / 2800 ** / 2933 ** / 3300 **, maximum 128 GB

PCI-E slots: 3 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (x16 + x0 + x0, x16 + x16 + x0, x16 + x8 + x8, x16 + x0 + x8, x8 + x8 + x8)

2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1

M.2: 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x4 (Key M, 2230/2242/2260/2280/22110)

1 x PCI Express 3.0 x4 (Key M, 2230/2242/2260/2280)

Number of connected fans: 5x 4pin (1x for water pump)

PS/2 ports: 1 (keyboard/mouse)

USB ports: 2 x 3.1 Gen2 (connectors on the rear …

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