ASRock X99 Taichi and Fatal1ty X99 Gaming i7 Detailed

With the launch of Intel’s Core i7 “Broadwell-E” processors, ASRock has introduced two new X99 motherboard. They are the X99 Taichi and the Fatal1ty X99 Gaming i7. We will start with the X99 Taichi which has a very interesting design. It features a black PCB with a white gear painted on the board and a white I/O and audio cover. It is a really cool look and if you want to do a black and white build this would be the perfect board for it.

ASRock X99 Taichi

As far as features you have a 12 phase power design, 3 PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots that are reinforced, dual Ultra M.2 slots, dual USB 3.1 ports (Type-A / Type-C), dual Intel Gigabit LAN, 802.11ac WiFi, a water cooling pump header, ASRock’s Purity Sound 3 audio solution. The board will retail for $219.

ASRock is incorporating that “gear” design into the BIOS of the board as well as the box art. Again, I have to say it looks pretty cool.

ASRock X99 Taichi

The ASRock Fatal1ty X99 Gaming i7 has pretty much the same features and design as the X99 Taichi, except that it is Fatal1ty-themed. So you have a black PCB with a black cover over the I/O and audio with red and white accents throughout the board. Instead of the Purity Sound 3 audio you have Creative SoundBlaster Cinema3 Audio. The board also has the Fatal1ty Mouse Port, Key Master software and comes with a 3-month XSplit3 license. It will retail for $259.

Fatal1ty X99 Gaming i7

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