ASRock

ASRock introduced its second-generation Micro-STX gaming desktops with discrete graphics processors at CES 2018. The new DeskMini GTX systems are based on the Intel Z370 platform and support Intel’s six-core Coffee Lake processors. When Intel introduced its 5” × 5” initiative (an initial name for Mini-STX) back in 2015, the company wanted to create a highly-integrated small form-factor platform with interchangeable processors for PC makers. The platform was not supposed to support any add-in-boards, and therefore wouldn't overlap with Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX. ASRock was among the first brands to jump on the Mini-STX bandwagon in 2016, but it did not take the company long to adopt the form-factor for compact gaming computers. In 2017, the company launched its DeskMini GTX/RX SFF gaming PCs based on...

ASRock at CES 2018: Hands-On with the ASRock X399M Taichi

LAS VEGAS, NV – While smaller motherboards are fun to look at, and an engineering challenge, they still represent a small part of the market. The main benefit for...

5 by Ian Cutress on 1/16/2018

ASRock at CES 2018: Ultra Quad M.2 PCIe Card

LAS VEGAS, NV – Sometimes, one M.2 PCIe drive is not enough. Some motherboards come with three M.2 slots for NVMe SSDs, but that might not be enough either...

6 by Ian Cutress on 1/16/2018

ASRock Unveil Their New microATX Threadripper Motherboard, The X399M Taichi

LAS VEGAS, NV — It is no secret that AMD's Threadripper multi-core processor is a beast goes without saying and 16c/32t of computing power is nothing short of impressive...

18 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/9/2018

Best Motherboards: Q1 2018

This past year has offered an extremely wide selection of motherboards and chipsets to choose from. AMD’s Zen and Threadripper, Intel’s Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake, and enterprise options...

26 by Ian Cutress on 1/6/2018

Speedy SO-DIMMs: G.Skill Launces 64 GB Kit at DDR4-3466 CL17

Over the past couple of months Corsair and G.Skill have introduced multiple 32 GB enthusiast-grade SO-DIMM memory kits for ASRock’s X299E-ITX/ac motherboard, gradually increasing the data transfer rates from...

6 by Anton Shilov on 1/3/2018

A Budget Home Theater & PC Setup: 4K, HDR, UHD Blu-ray, and More

The days of bulky home-theater PCs (HTPCs) with built-in tuners, optical disc drives, and integrated media storage capabilities are long gone. In 2017, advancements in the media / home...

184 by Ganesh T S on 12/26/2017

Keeping it Quick: G.Skill Launches a 32 GB Quad-Channel DDR4-4000 SO-DIMM Kit at CL18

ASRock’s X299E-ITX/ac is the only Mini-ITX motherboard for Intel’s latest Core i7/Core i9 processors, and also the only consumer motherboard that requires enthusiast-class quad-channel SO-DIMM kits. The appeal of...

3 by Anton Shilov on 12/21/2017

Corsair Launches Vengeance 32 GB Quad-Channel DDR4-4000 SO-DIMM Kit for $595

Corsair on Wednesday introduced its new quad-channel 32 GB DDR4-4000 SO-DIMM kit designed specifically for ASRock’s X299E-ITX/ac platform and Intel’s latest Core i7/Core i9 processors. The kit hits the...

12 by Anton Shilov on 12/16/2017

The ASRock X299E-ITX/ac Motherboard Review: An 18-core No-Compromise Mini-ITX

Our next X299 motherboard review shrinks down from the large ATX and E-ATX sized motherboards to the sole Mini-ITX offering for the X299 platform. The ASRock X299E-ITX/ac is a...

24 by Joe Shields on 12/4/2017

ASRock Releases X299 Taichi XE and X299 Gaming i9 XE: Big Boy Heatsinks

This week ASRock has released “XE” editions of two of its popular X299 motherboards: the X299 Taichi XE and the flagship X299 Professional Gaming i9 XE. Buy ASRock X299...

7 by Joe Shields on 11/9/2017

The ASRock X299 Taichi Motherboard Review

Next up on the test bench is the X299 Taichi, sitting in the middle of the range. ASRock is looking to touch more of the market with the Taichi...

18 by Joe Shields on 10/31/2017

G.Skill Announces DDR4 SO-DIMM Kits up to DDR4-3800: Ripjaws for SFF

G.Skill has announced its new family of Ripjaws DDR4 SO-DIMM kits designed specifically for Intel’s Core X processors. The current number of consumer motherboards supporting SO-DIMMs is limited: only...

7 by Anton Shilov on 10/23/2017

Analyzing Z370 for Intel's 8th Generation Coffee Lake: A Quick Look at 50+ Motherboards

The launch of Intel’s new 8th Generation ‘Coffee Lake’ processors for desktops is going to be an interesting one. On one side it redefines Intel’s main product stack and...

80 by Ian Cutress, Anton Shilov, Joe Shields & Gavin Bonshor on 10/20/2017

ASRock’s X299E-ITX/ac Motherboard Now Available: Up to 18 Cores in Mini-ITX

ASRock formally introduced its X299E-ITX/ac motherboard at Computex earlier this year and attracted a lot of attention to the product that was (and still is) the only Mini-ITX mainboard...

28 by Anton Shilov on 10/19/2017

The ASRock Z270 Supercarrier Motherboard Review: 4-way SLI and 5 Gigabit Ethernet on Kaby Lake

In this review we are having a close look at ASRock’s Z270 Supercarrier, an apical motherboard that is targeting design professionals and hardcore gamers. The motherboard is bristling with...

51 by E. Fylladitakis on 9/29/2017

The ASRock Fatal1ty X299 Professional Gaming i9 Motherboard Review

All of the main motherboard vendors have launched a long list of X299 motherboards, aiming from budget to premium users. ASRock has been involved in the melee, with all...

24 by Joe Shields on 9/26/2017

The ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Review

Today we are having a look at a feature-packed Mini ITX motherboard from ASRock, the Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac. With specifications that suggest it could be the holy grail for...

41 by E. Fylladitakis on 9/19/2017

An AMD Threadripper X399 Motherboard Overview: A Quick Look at Seven Products

With the release of AMD’s Threadripper CPUs into the HEDT market, board partners have released new motherboards based on the X399 chipset. Consumers are going to see quad channel...

97 by Ian Cutress & Joe Shields on 9/15/2017

ASRock Announces the X299 OC Formula Motherboard

Back in May of this year, we saw our first glimpse of the X299 OC Formula, ASRock’s to-be high-end overclocking focused motherboard. In the past couple of generations, the...

13 by Joe Shields on 9/11/2017

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