++++ The ASRock X299 Creator motherboard is available for about 479 Euro (02/2020) and is therefore in the upper price segment of the Intel LGA 2066 motherboards.
The ASRock X299 Creator Intel LGA2066 DDR4 ATX motherboard offers some extraordinary features for content creators, achieved very high overclocking results in the test and is therefore an absolute high-end desktop motherboard for current processors of the Intel LGA 2066 Skylake-X, Skylake-X Refresh and the current Cascade Lake-X processor series!
As basic equipment, the X299 Creator motherboard offers a total of five PCI Express slots, ten SATA3 ports, three fast Ultra M.2 32Gb/s slots, one front panel USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C, two USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C, up to six possible USB 3.2 Gen1 ports, up to six possible USB 2.0 ports, two Mini DisplayPort inputs, Intel Dual Band 802.11ax WiFi, Bluetooth v5.0, one 10 Gigabit LAN port, one 1 Gigabit LAN port, 7.1 Purity Sound 4 with content protection, analog sound output via five jacks, digital sound output via optical S/PDIF, eight DDR4 slots, ASRock tuning software for overclocking and fan control in Windows as well as Polychrome RGB for addressable RGB LEDs and much more.
All in all, the new ASRock X299 Creator motherboard offers an incredibly good basic configuration and thanks to the stable 13 Power Phase power supply it is also perfectly suited for overclockers. Furthermore, the new ASRock X299 Creator motherboard has addressable RGB LED control via UEFI and software in Windows as well as effective RGB lighting via optional RGB stripes. So if you are looking for a powerful high-end motherboard for the Intel LGA 2066 CPUs of the 10th generation (or older) and maybe even want to overclock them, this motherboard is a perfect choice.
Surely the ASRock X299 Creator is priced above ordinary X299 motherboards, but the ASRock X299 Creator is by no means ordinary, but offers an unbelievably extensive basic equipment for content creators and receives our OCinside.de Overclocking Dream Award thanks to the strong overclocking results.
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* The Intel LGA 2066 motherboard reviews from 01.02.2020 are based on an Intel Core i9-10900X or Intel Core i9-7900X CPU, ASRock Radeon RX 5700 Challenger D 8G OC PCIe 4.0 or MSI Radeon R9 280 Twin Frozr Gaming 3GB PCIe 3.0 graphics card, 4x 16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2666 memory modules, Cooler Master Silent Pro M 600W power supply and following software configuration: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, SiSoftware Sandra, Futuremark PCMark10 and 3DMark (OC software is available in the Links & Downloads section). All benchmark results only offer a comparison among themselves for a rough motherboard performance comparison.