The Fatal1ty brand has added its moniker to many a product line, and now they are partnering with ASRock to add their special sauce to the Intel Z170 "Skylake" platform with a new motherboard. The ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Professional Gaming i7 motherboard is out now, and is said to to be for serious gamers.
The ASRock-Fatal1ty Z170 Professional Series Gaming i7 motherboard definitely comes as a mouthful to say, but it also comes loaded with features. The board supports the 6th generation Intel Core processors and the latest DDR4 memory modules, with robust 12 phase-power to make sure everything ticks along nicely.
While it features all three major digital display ports onboard (DVI-D, HDMI, and DisplayPort), it also fully supports 3-way CrossFireX or Quad SLI with four PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots. Taking a look at the picture above though, I have to say it might not be as easy as stated. The placement of those slots isn't quite conducive to having four dual-slot video cards.
Rounding out the spec sheet is a dual gigabit Intel LAN chip, as well as ASRock's own Purity Sound 3 onboard audio solution. The data bus features SATA3, SATA Express, and Ultra M.2 slots for any conceivable storage configuration. Externally you'll find both USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 ports.
The ASRock-Fatal1ty Z170 Professional Series Gaming i7 motherboard is available now for your favourite component retailer. Pricing wasn't noted in the press release, but you can find some more info below.
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ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Professional Gaming i7 Built for Serious Gamers
TAIPEI, Taiwan, November 3, 2015 - The ASRock-Fatal1ty Z170 Professional Series Gaming i7 is currently the highest performance gaming motherboard available. Built for serious gamers with Intel's Z170 chipset. Our motherboard is designed with 12 power phases and supports the 6th generation Intel Core processors and the latest DDR4 memory modules. This powerful combination allows the ASRock-Fatal1ty Z170 Professional Series Gaming i7 to dominate your competition while playing the most complex PC games. In addition to the three native graphic output options, DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort, power users can further maximize graphics performance via the motherboard's four PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots that fully support 3-way CrossFireX or Quad SLI.
Superior onboard LAN and audio is essential for high performance gaming motherboards, that's why ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Professional Gaming i7 is equipped with Dual gigabit Intel LAN chips, plus ASRock's new proprietary audio solution Purity Sound 3. As for the data transfer and storage side, this professional series gaming motherboard holds ten SATA3 connectors, three SATA Express connectors. For maximum performance we've also included three more Ultra M.2 slots that allows M.2 SSD or Intel 750 U.2 SSDs to be built into a monstrous PCIe SSD RAID 0 array. For unmatched connectivity flexibility you'll find eight USB 2.0 ports including the customizable Fatal1ty mouse port, also eight USB 3.0 ports, and two USB 3.1 Type-A and Type-C ports!
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ASRock Inc. was established in 2002, specializing in the field of motherboards. ASRock strives to build up its own brand. With 3C design concepts, "Creativity, Consideration, Cost-effectiveness", the company explores the limits of motherboard manufacturing while paying attention to environmental issues at the same time, developing products with the consideration of being eco-friendly.
ASRock has been growing fast and has become one of the three largest motherboard brands with its headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan and branches in Europe and the USA. The young and vibrant company targets at the entry to mainstream segment of the MB business, owning reputation around the world market with its reliability and proficiency. For further information, please visit: http://www.asrock.com/
With 12 World Titles in 5 different games, Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel's experience as the world's most successful video gamer gives him a unique perspective as to what gamers need and want from the products they purchase in order to gain a competitive advantage. Fatal1ty's dedicated involvement in product development allows the Fatal1ty Brand to create technically advanced features that discriminating gamers crave and can afford.
In honor of his contributions to video gaming, Fatal1ty was awarded the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award by E-Sports. He was inducted into the International Video Game Hall of Fame in August 2010 and holds a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.