ASRock has apparently jumped the gun by listing its upcoming Intel X299 and AMD X399 motherboards on its website. According to folks at VideoCardz, ASRock currently has four Intel X299 motherboards, and one confirmed AMD X399 motherboard.
Interestingly, this finding also confirms that Intel’s upcoming Core i9 and high-end Core i7 processors will be utilising the company’s X299 chipset. Speaking of which, ASRock’s upcoming X299 include the likes of the X299 Fatal1ty Professional Gaming i9, X299 Fatal1ty Professional Gaming i7, X299 Gaming K6, and X299 Taichi.
Meanwhile, the only currently confirmed AMD X399 motherboard from ASRock is the X399 Fatal1ty Professional Gaming. This motherboard will apparently be compatible with AMD’s upcoming Threadripper processors. Interestingly, now that AMD has claimed the X399 naming convention, we wonder what Intel’s next HEDT chipset will be called (after X299).
That aside, now that ASRock has listed its lineup of X299 and X399 motherboards, it seems very likely that their corresponding compatible processors will be unveiled pretty soon – perhaps at Computex 2017.
Unfortunately, key details like pricing, specifications, and date of availability of all five high-end motherboards by ASRock was not mentioned. Despite this, we do expect all five aforementioned motherboards to come with rather hefty price tags.