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ASRock X99 WS Workstation Board – Review

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Posted October 14, 2014 by Sandy Bruce in CPU & Motherboards

Overview

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Release Date: Now
 
Price at time of Review: $303 AR Newegg
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Color Theme, Board cooling, Price compared to other X99 boards, UEFI, HDD Saver, Easy&stable overclocks, M.2 support
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

More PWM fan headers, M.2 Placement,
 
BOTTOM LINE:
No need to rely on a "server" boards that will break the bank. If you are looking for a solid workstation or gaming rig that can support a large amount of GPUs, top of the line CPUs and maximum capacity of memory, the ASrock X99 should be seriously considered.
by Sandy Bruce
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Introduction

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With the release of Intel’s X99 platform there has been a groundswell of new boards from every manufacturer. Most of the emphasis has been placed on boards modeled for gaming, thereby leaving boards for professionals to the wayside. Workstation boards offer some unique features and additional GPU support that can be used for gaming or GPGPU functions. With X99 there are even more additions to what is usually an already stacked product line. Not to mention the ability to use the absolute best processors available in a desktop form factor. ASRock was ready to rock and roll on X99 launch day by dropping not one or two boards but instead a full lineup of seven X99 gaming and professional boards. Today we will be looking at the X99WS, a workstation board designed for those that require a bit more than any standard gaming board could provide. We are excited to see what ASRock has in mind for professionals and gamers that take their craft to the max.

 

About ASROCK

ASRock Inc. is established in 2002, specialized in the field of motherboards. ASRock strives to build up its own brand. With the 3C design concept, “Creativity, Consideration, Cost-effectiveness”, the company explores the limit of motherboards manufacturing while paying attention on the eco issue at the same time, developing products with the consideration of eco-friendly concept.

ASRock has been growing fast and become world third largest motherboard brand with headquarter in Taipei, Taiwan and branches in Europe and the USA. The young and vibrant company targets from mainstream to enthusiast MB segments for different kinds of users, owning reputation around the world market with its reliability and proficiency.

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