++++ The ASRock X99 Extreme4/A/ASRK mainboard has a price of approx. 210 Euro (04/2015) and is thus still in the middle price segment of the Intel LGA 2011-3 motherboards.
The ASRock X99 Extreme4 LGA2011-3 DDR4 motherboard offers an extensive standard equipment, lots of settings to overclock the LGA2011-v3 CPU, and awesome UEFI settings at a reasonable price.
The standard equipment of this X99 Extreme4 motherboard provides five PCI Express slots, ten SATA3 ports, one eSATA3 port, HDD saver function, one Ultra M.2 slot up to 32 GB/s, up to six possible USB 3.0 ports, up to eight possible USB 2.0 ports, one Gigabit LAN port, 7.1 purity sound 2 with DTS connect support, analog sound output by five jacks, digital sound output by an optical S/PDIF, internal Thunderbolt AIC connector, TPM and much more. But not only that, the X99 Extreme4 has eight DDR4 slots with DRAM frequency OC presets for DDR4 memory optimization and a new great graphical interface for the fan controller in the UEFI Setup.
All in all is the ASRock X99 Extreme4 a premium X99 motherboard with lots of OC options and a powerful performance. The X99 Extreme4 price is still in the good midfield of the X99 motherboards.
Who need a second LAN port, a mini PCIe slot, two more USB 3.0 ports, the Dr. Debug display, LED illuminated buttons for power and reset, can buy alternatively the previously tested ASRock X99 Extreme6 motherboard. Otherwise this ASRock X99 Extreme4 motherboard is a great deal.
Special thanks to ASRock for their support.
* All LGA 2011-3 motherboard reviews since 01.10.2014 are based on an Intel Core i7-5930K CPU, MSI Radeon R9 280 Twin Frozr Gaming 3GB PCI Express 3.0 video card, 4x 4GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 / PC4-19200U memory modules, Cooler Master Silent Pro M 600W power supply unit and the following software configuration: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, SiSoftware Sandra 2013, Futuremark 3DMark and 3DMark06 (OC software is available in the Links & Downloads section). All benchmark results only offer a comparison among themselves for a rough motherboard performance comparison.