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ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer Motherboard, high performance and quality at a good price

ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer Motherboard, high performance and quality at a good price

February 12, 2015 1:49 am0 comments

The Intel X99 platform is the dream of the most demanding users, as it not only allows you to use the more powerful and advanced processors of this chip giant, but it also allows us to access the latest technologies, such as DDR4 memory.

Yes, it constitutes what we can qualify as a very exciting line of products, and within itself, the motherboard plays an essential role because over it you can mount very advanced, high-performance components, so you must be very careful and choose an option that offers enough guarantees.

ASRock, an important and reliable manufacturer

For many, ASRock is a little known firm that it even raises doubts, but the reality is that we are talking about the third largest motherboard manufacturer worldwide and its products are synonymous with quality and reliability.

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I have had many experiences with motherboards of this company and the fact is that all have been positive. This, coupled with the good price-performance that their products offer has made us receive with great anticipation the Fatal1ty X99M Killer with micro-ATX format.

Fatal1ty X99M Killer, a first look

We are facing a motherboard designed to work with Haswell-E, because it uses the LGA2011-v3 socket, which allows you to access processors up to 18 cores and 36 threads (Xeon range).

The first thing that catches the attention of this board is its striking design, with beautiful shades and a very well resolved color play, that it’s literally a shame to have to lock it in the computer case.

But the finish is not only beautiful, but it also conveys quality and strength, typical of a motherboard of its range, and it even suggests a higher price than it actually is.

Alongside this, the dissipation is located in vital areas of the plate, such as in the CPU power, as it guarantees good cooling and optimum performance even when in high overclock levels.

Quality in abundance

We already anticipated that the Fatal1ty X99M Killer ASRock offers a very good first impression, but when you look deeper it’s even better, thanks to the incorporation of premium components and all the connections and slots that you may need:

  • Nichikon 12K Platinum Capacitors.
  • Gold plated 15 μ in PCI-E connector and power supply, as well in the RAM slots.
  • Use of high performance NexFET MOSFETs.
  • Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2200 LAN Network Card, alongside the Intel I218V
  • Purity Sound 2 integrated.
  • 12 phase Digi Power Supply.
  • Four DDR4slots for up to 3 GHz, max 64 GB and Quad Channel support.
  • Ten SATA3 ports, one eSATA and one Ultra M.2
  • Two PCIe 3.0 x16 ports and one PCIe 2.0 x16, with Quad CrossFireX from AMD and NVIDIA Quad SLI support for graphic settings.
  • Thunderbolt port and USB 3.0 and 2.0 connectors.
  • Advanced ASRock technology Support to ensure comprehensive protection of the plate against all odds, such as surges or power outages.

Conclusions

The build quality of this motherboard is beyond doubt and despite using micro-ATX format, it doesn’t oblige you to give up on anything, a detail that makes it score lots of points.

On a performance level there’s no fault, as it was able to maintain a Core i7-5960X 4.2 GHz smoothly, using a 1.30 V voltage.

We should also mention that its sound quality is quite good and it allows most users to go without a dedicated solution.

Taking into account that the ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer has a price of around 290 dollars and reviewing all the features it has, it is a top recommended product.

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