ASRock reveals MATX Threadripper and Skylake-X motherboards

ASRock reveals MATX Threadripper and Skylake-X motherboards

ASRock reveals MATX Threadripper and Skylake-X motherboards

ASRock has officially unveiled two new high-performance MATX motherboard designs, offering support for high core counts within a compact form factor while still maintaining most of the feature included in a fully fledged ATX or EATX motherboard.  

The first of these two motherboards is the TR4 X399M Taichi, the world’s only MATX Threadripper motherboard, offering support for quad-channel memory, three M.2 storage devices and support for up to 16 Ryzen CPU cores. 

As the only MATX Threadripper motherboard in existence, the X399M Taichi offers AMD users the ability to push Threadripper into smaller form factors than ever before. This reduction in size allows users to create smaller workstations for the heavy workloads that AMD’s TR4 platform is designed for, allowing such a high-end system to take up a lot less volume. The board’s 11-phase power design will also ensure that even AMD’s high-end 16-core offerings will be powered adequately, even when overclocked. It is also nice to see ASRock make use of some beefy VRM heatsinks, offering plenty of surface area for heat dissipation. 

Here we have three PCIe 16x lanes for use with up to three full-speed graphics cards, alongside eight SATA connections and a single U.2 connection. This motherboard also contains onboard WiFi and a large number of USB 3.0 and 3.1 ports. 

  

ASRock reveals MATX Threadripper and Skylake-X motherboards  

The second motherboard on show today is the X299M Extreme4, delivering an 11 phase power design and a massive VRM heatsink to support even Intel’s premium 18-core Skylake-X processors. This board also offers dual Gb Ethernet Lan ports alongside two M.2 slots. 

While this board isn’t as well equipped as the X399M Taichi, it does offer everything that is required to make a full X299 workstation within the small MATX form factor. The compromises here are minimal, giving users a great reason to invest in a more compact system.  

ASRock reveals MATX Threadripper and Skylake-X motherboards  
ASRock has not released the pricing or release date of either or these motherboards, though both are expected to be on display at CES next week. 

You can join the discussion on ASRock’s MATX Threadripper and Skylake-X motherboards on the OC3D Forums. 

ASRock reveals MATX Threadripper and Skylake-X motherboards

ASRock reveals MATX Threadripper and Skylake-X motherboards

ASRock has officially unveiled two new high-performance MATX motherboard designs, offering support for high core counts within a compact form factor while still maintaining most of the feature included in a fully fledged ATX or EATX motherboard.  

The first of these two motherboards is the TR4 X399M Taichi, the world’s only MATX Threadripper motherboard, offering support for quad-channel memory, three M.2 storage devices and support for up to 16 Ryzen CPU cores. 

As the only MATX Threadripper motherboard in existence, the X399M Taichi offers AMD users the ability to push Threadripper into smaller form factors than ever before. This reduction in size allows users to create smaller workstations for the heavy workloads that AMD’s TR4 platform is designed for, allowing such a high-end system to take up a lot less volume. The board’s 11-phase power design will also ensure that even AMD’s high-end 16-core offerings will be powered adequately, even when overclocked. It is also nice to see ASRock make use of some beefy VRM heatsinks, offering plenty of surface area for heat dissipation. 

Here we have three PCIe 16x lanes for use with up to three full-speed graphics cards, alongside eight SATA connections and a single U.2 connection. This motherboard also contains onboard WiFi and a large number of USB 3.0 and 3.1 ports. 

  

ASRock reveals MATX Threadripper and Skylake-X motherboards  

The second motherboard on show today is the X299M Extreme4, delivering an 11 phase power design and a massive VRM heatsink to support even Intel’s premium 18-core Skylake-X processors. This board also offers dual Gb Ethernet Lan ports alongside two M.2 slots. 

While this board isn’t as well equipped as the X399M Taichi, it does offer everything that is required to make a full X299 workstation within the small MATX form factor. The compromises here are minimal, giving users a great reason to invest in a more compact system.  

ASRock reveals MATX Threadripper and Skylake-X motherboards  
ASRock has not released the pricing or release date of either or these motherboards, though both are expected to be on display at CES next week. 

You can join the discussion on ASRock’s MATX Threadripper and Skylake-X motherboards on the OC3D Forums.