ASRock has just announced a new LGA2011v3 motherboard in their X99M-Killer USB 3.1. This motherboard is designed to work with Intel’s Core i7 Haswell-E processors and features the X99 Express chipset. As you could guess by the name this is a micro-ATX motherboard. The board draws power from a 24pin ATX, 8pin EPS and optional 4pin Molex. The board has a 12-phase VRM for the CPU, which is wired to four DDR4 DIMM slots that support quad-channel memory.
As far as expansion slots go you have two PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots that are wired to the CPU, and one PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (x4 electrical) wired to the PCH. When it comes to storage you have 10 SATA 6GB/s ports, two of which turn into a SATA Express port, an eSATA 6GB/s port, and one Ultra M.2 (PCI-Express 3.0 x4).
The rear I/O includes two Gigabit Ethernet connections (one driven by the Killer E2205 and one by the Intel i218-V controller), two USB 3.1 ports (type-A), two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, two more low-latency power stabilized USB 2.0 port made for gaming, a PS/2 port, eSATA port and audio connections. The board features ASRock’s Purity Sound 2 onboard audio solution, which features a 115 dBA SNR CODEC, audio-grade capacitors, a headphones amplifier, and ground-layer isolation on the PCB.
ASRock did not release pricing or availability.
Source: TechPowerUp! | News Archive