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Quick OverviewASRock Fatal1ty X299 Gaming K6
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Brand - ASRock, Model - ASRock Fatal1ty X299 Gaming K6, Chipset Brand - Intel, Chipset - Intel X299, CPU Sockets - LGA2066, Supported CPU - Intel Core X-Series Processor, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 4400+(OC)/ 4266(OC)/ 4133(OC)/ 4000(OC)/ 3866(OC)/ 3800(OC)/ 3733(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 2933(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz non-ECC, Memory Channel - Quad Channel, Memory Slot - 8, Memory Max. - 128GB, Optane Memory Support - Yes, Multi-GPU Support - NVIDIA Quad SLI and NVIDIA 3-Way SLI, AMD Quad CrossFireX and AMD 3-Way CrossFireX, PCI Express Slot - 4 x PCI Express 3.0 x16, 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x1, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 1 x Ultra M.2 Socket (type 2230/2242/2260/2280/22110 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4), 2 x Ultra M.2 Sockets (type 2230/2242/2260/2280 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4), LAN Chipset - Dual Intel I219V, I211AT, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000Mbps, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC1220, Audio Channel - 7.1-Channel, Wi-Fi - No, Bluetooth - No, USB Port - 2 x USB 3.1 Gen2, 8 x USB 3.1 Gen1, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - No, HDMI Port - No, DisplayPort (DP) - No, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 8 x SATA, BIOS Type - 2 x 128 Mbit, BIOS Model - AMI UEFI BIOS, BIOS Version - ACPI 6.1, SMBIOS 3.0, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - Yes, Sli Support - Yes, RaidSupport - 0, 1, 5, 10, Thunderbolt - 1 x Thunderbolt, TPM Port - Yes, COM Port - No, RGB Support - Yes, RGB Connector - 2 x RGB LED Headers, Form Factor - ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - ASRock USB 3.1 Gen2, ASRock Super Alloy, ASRock Steel Slots, ASRock Ultra M.2, ASRock Full Spike Protection, ASRock Live Update & APP Shop, Others - 3 x Ultra M.2, 1 x TPM Header, 1 x Virtual RAID On CPU Header, 1 x CPU Fan Connector, 1 x Thunderbolt AIC Connector, 1 x Dr. Debug with LED, 1 x Clear CMOS Switch, Warranty - 3 year
Whether you build a new PC or upgrade the existing one, the motherboard is the most vital component to choose when you have already picked the processor of your choice.
It is important to keep a few things in mind while purchasing the mainboard:
You can single out a great CPU from either Intel or AMD, but whatever CPU you choose, make sure your mainboard has the right socket for the selected CPU. The latest mainstream AMD chips use AM4 sockets while current Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs require LGA 1151v2 sockets.
Motherboards typically come in three sizes from largest to smallest: ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards. ATX motherboards offer the highest number of RAM and expansion slots. If you are looking for a budget build, you can use a smaller chassis with the micro or mini boards, but you'll have to settle for fewer PCIe slots, RAM banks, and other connectors.
Most mainstream boards these days have four RAM slots, although Mini-ITX models often have just two, and high-end boards frequently offer eight. The amount of slots, of course, limits the amount of RAM you can install.
It’s essential to check the I/O area on a motherboard to make sure it has the external connection options you need. You may need more USB 3 ports while others may want more audio ports. Among the most common ports, there are USB 3, USB 2, audio, USB type C, USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, HDMI, Display port, PS/2 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Ports one probably want the most are USB 2 and USB 3 Gen1 ports, as the first one is perfect for keyboard, mouse, and many other devices and the later one work with most peripherals. USB 3.1 Gen2 and USB Type-C ports will come handy in the near future, although most peripherals do not support this standard yet.