Intel’s Haswell-E or X99 platform is of course their high-end desktop platform and is made for extreme setups. Well the X99 motherboard we are taking a look at today definitely fits that description. Today we are checking out our first X99 workstation motherboard and it comes from ASRock. It is the ASRock X99 WS and it has all of the features you would want in a high-end motherboard like 4-way SLI and CrossFireX support, a powerful 12 phase power design, server-grade LAN chip support, support for ECC memory, 10 SATA ports, an Ultra M.2 slot and of course ASRock’s Super Alloy design. You can build a pretty insane system with this motherboard, let’s take a look and see how it holds up to our tests.
Special thanks to ASRock for providing us with the X99 WS Motherboard to review.
The ASRock X99 WS comes in ASRock’s typical retail packaging. On the front it lists some of the main features, the Super Alloy design is especially highlighted.
Flipping the box over it goes into great detail on many of the features of the board so if you are at the store you can really read up on the board before you buy it.
Opening the box up and getting everything out we have four SATA cables, power adapter, I/O shield, two SLI bridges, a 3-slot SLI bridge, a 3-way SLI bridge, software setup guide, quick installation guide, and the driver / software CD.
For a full unboxing and overview of the ASRock X99 WS motherboard be sure to check out our video below.