ASRock motherboard X299E-ITX/ac Intel LGA 2066 officially presented
ASRock was the first to demonstrate the system Board X299E-ITX/ac at Computex 2017, but until the full premiere of the device it came just now. The official cost of the world’s first motherboard sizes Mini-ITX, built on chipset Intel X299, not reported, but in some online stores it has already been submitted. For example, in Newegg X299E-ITX/ac are available for $400. Predecessor X299E-ITX/ac, is known under the name X99E-ITX/ac also was not cheap, but had an expanded set of delivery, which included CPU cooler. In X299E-ITX/ac such «excesses» is not provided, along with a fee include screws to secure the M. 2 drives, four SATA cables, an expansion card to install an M. 2 SSD that simply have no place on the PCB, and the antenna for the integrated wireless adapter.
However, X299E-ITX/ac, of course, was better than its predecessor. So, the slots for RAM are now two times more. Although they are designed for installing SO-DIMMs (DDR4-2666 MHz), maximum RAM is 64 GB.
The power subsystem of the device has seven phases. It used chokes Power Choke Premium, can withstand current up to 60 A integrated voltage regulators Dr. MOS, high-quality solid capacitors Nichicon 12K — all these components are United by a common designation ASRock Super Alloy.
In the model X99E-ITX/ac had four SATA ports and one SATA Express, which gave six SATA ports, X299E-ITX/ac also six such ports, but connectivity SATA Express no. But exactly three times the number of slots for M. 2 drives: one, as mentioned above, mounted in a vertical extension Board, the other two are located on the reverse side of the PCB.
X299E-ITX/ac includes the following adapters and controllers: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265, I219V and Intel I211AT Intel, Realtek ALC1220, ASMedia ASM1074 and ASMedia ASM3142. On the back panel, the developers brought the four port USB 3.1 Gen1, and dual USB 3.1 Gen2 (one Type-A and Type-C), a pair of network connectors RJ-45, reset button the BIOS settings, the connectors for connecting the antenna of the wireless adapter, S/PDIF and a full set of jacks for connecting audio devices.