The unavailability of an LGA 2066 motherboard was sheerly missed by many of us and the seems like ASRock has come up with a product to fill the gap. ASRock has basically, provided us with an option to make an enthusiast level with PC which is not so bulky in size. So squeezing the goodness of those bulky monster motherboards, ASRock has made such a Mini-ITX sized motherboard which is world’s first ever Mini ITX X299 LGA 2066 motherboard.
This motherboard is built on an X299 platform to support the modern day processors and provide the necessary power that they need to operate. Following are the features of this motherboard listed briefly:
- Dual Intel Gigabit Lan
- Dual band 2.4/5GHz 802.11ac WiFi
- USB3.1 Gen2 Type A+C
- Support for quad channel memory up to DDR4 4000 MHz(OC)
How Did This Happen?
Turning a monster-sized motherboard, into a small form factor board with keeping all the things in place was surely a difficult task but the ASRock engineers came up with a very cool solution. Two expansion cards were added in X299E-ITX/ac and it now has 3 Ultra M.2 and 6 SATA3 ports. So, nothing is subtracted from the board, keeping its importance alive.
The most interesting part of this motherboard is that Bitspower technology, the water cooling experts have helped ASRock to develop a cooling block specifically for X299E-ITX/ac. This is was utterly necessary because they had to dissipate heat for both CPU & MOSFET up to 300W. Due to all these advancements, ASRock received the TAIWAN EXCELLENCE 2018 award for X299E-ITX/ac which was given to the company right after the official launch.