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    News - ASRock outs world's first mini-ITX X99 motherboard

    The ultimate Steambox, huh?
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    Re: News - ASRock outs world's first mini-ITX X99 motherboard

    Unless (until) dual-channel DDR4 memory becomes available, anyone who builds one of these may need a friend to split a quad-channel kit with. Perhaps ASRock retailers will offer bundles?

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    Re: News - ASRock outs world's first mini-ITX X99 motherboard

    Crucial sell dual channel kits and single sticks of DDR4

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    Re: News - ASRock outs world's first mini-ITX X99 motherboard

    I wonder if it will support a Xeon CPU and ECC memory as ASRock's other X99 offerings do.

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    Re: News - ASRock outs world's first mini-ITX X99 motherboard

    Whats the point exactly? you can't install massive amounts of ram and the amount of slots negates the benefits of so many PCIE lanes.

    Other than DDR4 and 6 cores? In an ITX machine are you really going to be doing rendering or encoding?

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    Re: News - ASRock outs world's first mini-ITX X99 motherboard

    While ASRock is even doing mini-ITX X99, Asus has yet to do an mATX X99 board. What the hell are you doing Asus?
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    Re: News - ASRock outs world's first mini-ITX X99 motherboard

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunbuster View Post
    Whats the point exactly? you can't install massive amounts of ram and the amount of slots negates the benefits of so many PCIE lanes.

    Other than DDR4 and 6 cores? In an ITX machine are you really going to be doing rendering or encoding?
    I'd get it for a 3D design render node. you can get a nice small box instead of larger matx ones

    Having said that the lack of 2 ddr4 ram slots kind of ruins it for me unless the 16GB modules become more readily available.

    Azrael... it already says it supports xeon

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    Re: News - ASRock outs world's first mini-ITX X99 motherboard

    I'm sure they will sell a few but I really do not see the point, no game can really take advantage of 6 cores unless you use multiple high-end GPUs....which you aren't really going to shoehorn into a Mini-ITX case.
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    Re: News - ASRock outs world's first mini-ITX X99 motherboard

    Motherboard seems pointless, but who makes that heatsink? Have been looking for something like that for my daughter's shoebox PC.

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    Re: News - ASRock outs world's first mini-ITX X99 motherboard

    It seems to me to be one of those "because they can" design decisions. I think an ITX X99 board like this just makes too many comprises for me. A compact MATX case & board would be almost as small, with hardly any such compromises.

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    Re: News - ASRock outs world's first mini-ITX X99 motherboard

    Quote Originally Posted by azrael- View Post
    I wonder if it will support a Xeon CPU and ECC memory as ASRock's other X99 offerings do.
    Says up in the text that it will support the 18 core Xeons. No mention of ECC, but they're pretty much inseparable, so it's a safe bet as well.
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    Re: News - ASRock outs world's first mini-ITX X99 motherboard

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    Motherboard seems pointless, but who makes that heatsink? Have been looking for something like that for my daughter's shoebox PC.
    Says in the article that the cooler is specifically designed for (and bundled with) this motherboard... think you might be out of luck!
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    Re: News - ASRock outs world's first mini-ITX X99 motherboard

    Obviously a "look at what we can do" product. But it will suit some people down to the ground. Tiny render boxes? I don't know but the accountants for ASRock will have worked out if it's worth the production cost.

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    Re: News - ASRock outs world's first mini-ITX X99 motherboard

    This is my next upgrade!! Along with a 600watt sfx Silverstone, titan x, E5 2630, and 16gb Crucial Ballistic!! Epic gaming HTPC!!!#

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    Re: News - ASRock outs world's first mini-ITX X99 motherboard

    It actually will many people, like myself, that don't like upgrading as often a chance to feel secure in using this as a means to not worry for almost 5 years.

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    Re: News - ASRock outs world's first mini-ITX X99 motherboard

    Pair this up with a Core i7-5960X and Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X for some super-meaty processing in a tiny form factor.

    And how will deal with such a cooling system?

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