ASRock introduces three new X299 motherboards in preparation for the upcoming Cascade Lake-X processors that will be released this November. The new ASRock X299 motherboards are the ASRock X299 Creator, ASRock X299 Steel Legend, and ASRock X299 Taichi CLX. The X299 Creator is designed specifically to meet the needs of content creators, the X299 Steel Legends offers a perfect balance of features for mainstream users, and the X299 Taichi CLX is geared towards power users with its well-balanced features. The new ASRock X299 motherboards will also support the previous-generation Intel Core-X 9000 Series processors along with the new Core-X 10000 Series.
ASRock sticks with the 'X299' naming on its new motherboards for Cascade Lake-X unlike GIGABYTE's 'X299X' motherboards announced earlier this month. Other than the new X299 and X299X motherboards coming from the major motherboard brands, TRX40 motherboards should also show up soon as AMD prepares to release the third-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors also this November as well.
ASRock X299 Creator – Create and Design with Ease
ASRock X299 Steel Legend – Performance and SustainabilityThe ASRock X299 Steel Legend targets mainstream users being the bang-for-your-buck X299 motherboard. The X299 Steel Legend features an 11 phase power design that is an integrated power stage solution that intelligently and accurately delivers current up to 50A for superior performance with exceptional thermal management. The motherboard also comes with USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type C connectivity that delivers up to 20Gbps transfer rates. The ASRock X299 Steel Legend comes with ASRock Polychrome RGB lighting zones which can be synchronized with supported RGB devices via the ASRock Polychrome RGB Sync function.
ASRock X299 Taichi CLX
The ASRock X299 Taichi fits between the high-end X299 Creator motherboard and the mainstream X299 Steel Legend motherboard. The X299 Taichi CLX sports the Super Alloy Design along with a 13Dr.MOS Power Phase Design offering superb stability, performance and thermal management. The ASRock X299 Taichi CLX comes with the latest WiFi 6 (802.11ax) which is a highly efficient wireless network interface giving even faster WiFi connections speeds and up to 2.4Gbps throughput. It supersedes the MU-MIMO technology by offering improved coverage and range. The X299 Taichi CLX features the 2.5Gbps LAN for lag-free gaming experiences and streaming.
No information on the pricing and availability of the three new ASRock X299 motherboards as of this writing. Learn more on the product links below:
ASRock X299 Steel Legend
ASRock X299 Taichi CLX