ASRock has introduced newly updated X299 Motherboards this week in the form of the X299 Creator, X299 Steel Legend and X299 Taichi CLX. The ASRock X299 Creator motherboard has been designed for content creators, while the X299 Steel Legend offers a motherboard for mainstream users, and the X299 Taichi CLX offers all the bells and whistles of a high-end desktop motherboard.
X299 Creator – Create and Design with Ease
Our flagship motherboard – the X299 Creator, is designed for content creators and is at the high-end of this launch. Based on the Intel’s latest line of processors, the X299 includes plenty of premium features you expect when creating design work in a rush. Our latest Aquantia AQC107 10GbE port, assisted by Intel’s I219-V Gigabit NIC chipset provides dual Ethernet ports at the rear making connectivity versatile and fast. The AQUANTIA’s AQtion client controller offers blazing fast 10 Gbps transfer speeds over Cat6 cables giving fast transfer speeds perfect for media center, workstation and gaming PC enthusiasts. This also includes Intel’s AX200 802.11ax wireless interface with simultaneous Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. The X299 Creator is ideal for content creators and professional users who seek to add more expandability options through the 3 PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots. These slots offer better performance when connected to SSD drives. Apart from this, the X299 Creator also has 10 SATA ports which is available for higher capacity drives and a necessity for all those graphic heavy images and videos.
X299 Steel Legend – Performance and Sustainability
ASRock announces the X299 Steel Legend targeted at mainstream users and certainly is the motherboard with the most bang for your buck. Bring cooler and reliable focus to your machine with Dr.Mos and a better heatsink design. The X299 features an 11 phase power design is an integrated power stage solution which intelligently and accurately delivers current up to 50 A for each phase thus providing improved thermal results and superior performance. USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type C is the latest USB technology to deliver up to 20 Gbps transfer rates which is twice as fast as previous generations and maximizes data transfer rates with a reversible USB Type-C design that can fit the connector either way.
X299 Taichi CLX – Bringing Power to an otherwise normal system
Our third highlight we’d like to bring your attention to is the release of the X299 Taichi CLX. The X299 CLX fits between our mainstream
Steel Legend and the high-end Creator. It provides something for everyone and takes full advantage of some of the features from both motherboards. The super alloy design, support for Intel’s Core X-Series processors (LGA 2066), 13 power phase design (Dr.MOS), support for DDR4 4200, 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 and 1 PCIe 3.0 slot. This is truly ASRock’s X299 high-end motherboard and a testament to that is that ASRock is announcing WiFi 6 (802.11ax) which is a highly efficient wireless network interface giving even faster WiFi connections speeds and up to 2.4 Gbps throughput. Its supersedes the MU-MIMO technology by offering improved coverage and range.