ASRock X99 Extreme6 Review

Published by Hiwa Pouri on 17.02.15
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Connectors and I/O

Totally ASRock equipped the X99 Extreme6 with ten angled SATA ports. All ports offer 6Gbps bandwidth and they've been wired directly to the X99 PCH. There is also a M.2 x4 expansion slot, which has been connected through four PCI Express 2.0 lanes. If you decide to use the M.2 slot you should keep in mind, that the third full-size PCI Express slot will be deactivated. Overall there is good storage flexibility with this motherboard is excellent and therefore workstations as well as enthusiast builds can be equipped with plenty of drives. The layout in general is very similar to ASRocks, even more high-end, X99 WS motherboard, which we've already had for review. What we always like to find are practical onboard power- and reset-buttons as well as a debug LED and in the case of this board they are located in the top right corner of the PCB.

Totally you'll find six fan headers on the ASRock X99 Extreme6 which is more than enough, to provide a well equipped high-end system or also a workstation with fresh air. The fan headers are located around the CPU socket as well as spread over the motherboard. Unfortunately not all headers offer 4 pins which means that you can't regulate fan speeds in BIOS or Windows for alle fans attached to the board.


Looking at the external connectors directly at the back-panel ASRock equipped the X99 Extreme6 with one PS2 mouse/keyboard connector, six USB 3.0/2.0 ports, two USB 2.0/1.1 ports, two gigabit ethernet ports, an eSATA connector as well as an optical out and an analogue audio panel. Furtheremore you'll also find a clear CMOS-reset button.

Page 1 - Introduction Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 3 - Features Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 4 - Layout Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 19 - Tomb Raider
Page 6 - BIOS Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 7 - Test setup Page 21 - Thief
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 22 - Right Mark Audio Analyzer
Page 9 - 3DMark Page 23 - BCLK Overclocking
Page 10 - 3DMark 11 Page 24 - Power Consumption
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage Page 25 - Performance Rating
Page 12 - PC Mark 8 Page 26 - Price Comparison
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 27 - Conclusion
Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2  

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