ASRock X99 Extreme6 Intel LGA 2011-3 Motherboard Review

++++ The ASRock X99 Extreme6/A/ASRK has a price of approx. 259 Euro (10/2014) and is thus still in the middle price segment of the Intel LGA 2011-3 Haswell motherboards.

The new ASRock X99 Extreme6 motherboard in our OC-Review is tested with an Intel Core i7-5930K 6-core processor and brandnew Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 Quad Channel memory and as befits, overclocked to the limit. The ASRock X99 Extreme6 offers eight DDR4 slots and similar top features, such as the recently tested ASRock Z97 Extreme6 motherboard, like e.g. HDD saver function, Ultra M.2 slot with up to 32 GB/s, Mini PCIe slot, Purity Sound 2 with digital sound output, five PCIe slots, up to ten USB3.0 ports, ten SATA3 ports, eSATA3, two Gigabit LAN ports and much more. We will see how fast the new Intel LGA 2011-3 motherboard is with the Core i7 Haswell-E processor and explain how you can overclock the X99 system.

Result …

ASRock continues the successful series with the ASRock X99 Extreme6 LGA 2011-3 DDR4 motherboard and excited enthusiasts and overclockers alike with a meaningful mainboard layout, lots of features, helpful UEFI settings and a lot of OC settings to overclock the new Haswell-E processors.

The standard equipment of this X99 Extreme6 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, one Mini PCIe slot, one SATA Express port, up to ten possible USB 3.0 ports, two Gigabit LAN ports, 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 Extreme6 has eight DDR4 slots and for the DDR4 memory optimization ASRock offers even different DRAM frequency OC presets.

ASRock is priced still in the mid price range of X99 motherboards. Who needs the performance and is seeking for a first-class X99 motherboard, is equipped with the ASRock X99 Extreme6 well for current LGA 2011 v3 Haswell-E CPUs and can optimally adjust the performance thanks to extensive UEFI settings.

All in all this ASRock X99 Extreme6 motherboard is a powerful high-end motherboard and necessarily deserved our Redaktion Overclocking Dream Award 10/2014.

Here you can buy the ASRock X99 Extreme6 motherboard.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.

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