ASRock has a new treat for fans of small form factor computer systems. The company just rolled out the ASRock X299E-ITX/ac, world's first Mini-ITX motherboard for the Intel X299 platform. This 10-layer PCB motherboard supports four DDR4 SO-DIMM memory modules, has one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, three M.2 slots, six SATA 6Gbps ports, 802.11ac WiFi, USB 3.1 Type A + C, and 7-phase VRM design.
Furthermore, ASRock also cooperated with Bitspower to create a cooling block specifically for this motherboard. The Bitspower MonoBlock ASRX299EI RGB-Nickel covers both the CPU and the MOSFET area and is rated at up to 300W TDP.
Size matters! For years, Big powerful and tons of expandability has been the golden rule for high-end motherboards especially for Intel® X299 Platform, but powerful machine doesn't have to be huge and bulky, ASRock has successfully crammed all amazing spec and features into a Mini-ITX sized motherboard, the world's first Mini ITX X299 motherboard is here!
The ultimate Mini-ITX has to have everything, X299E-ITX/ac was built on a X299 platform to give ultimate processing power, dual Intel® Gigabit Lan along with dual band 2.4/5GHz 802.11ac WiFi provides the best connectivity, USB3.1 Gen2 Type A+C are also available at the rear of the motherboard, more amazingly this little beast also supports quad channel memory up to DDR4 4000 MHz(OC), stunning performance on such a small motherboard.
In order to provide the best expandability ASRock engineers has to think outside the box, by adding two expansion cards, X299E-ITX/ac now has 3 Ultra M.2 and 6 SATA3 ports, absolutely no compromise for supporting high speed storage devices. Stability is also vital, with 60A power choke and Dr.MOS to form a 7 power phase design, this motherboard can handle heavy load as well as everyday task with ease.
The hype does not end here, ASRock has collaborated with water cooling expert Bitspower technology to developed a cooling block specifically for X299E-ITX/ac, it is able to dissipate heat for both CPU & MOSFET up to 300W, a perfect optional upgrade for performance seeker and water cooling enthusiasts.