ASRock X399 Professional Gaming Board Features

The ASRock X399 Professional Gaming is a motherboard designed to entice gamers and sports a host of features, yet some of these features will be of little to no interest to the motherboard's intended target group. For example, the motherboard has three NICs installed, one of them being AQUANTIA's AQC107 10Gbps, plus an Intel 3168NGW 1×1 AC card. Very few gamers will be interested on having three separate NICs but nearly all of them would prefer a single gaming-specific NIC to be present. ASRock's design choices increased the price tag of the X399 Professional Gaming up to $440, making it one of the most expensive AMD X399 motherboards currently available.

ASRock Fatal1ty X399 Professional Gaming
Warranty Period 3 Years
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Size ATX
CPU Interface TR4 / SP3r2
Chipset AMD X399
Memory Slots (DDR4) Eight DDR4
Supporting 128GB
Quad Channel
Up to 3600+ MHz
Video Outputs N/A
Network Connectivity 1 × AQUANTIA AQC107 10Gbit
2 x Intel I211-V
1 x Intel AC 3168NGW Wi-Fi
Onboard Audio Realtek ALC1220A
PCIe Slots for Graphics (from CPU) 4 × PCIe 3.0 (×16 / ×8 / ×16 / ×8)
PCIe Slots for Other (from PCH) 1 × PCIe 2.0 (×1)
Onboard SATA Eight, RAID 0/1/5/10
Onboard SATA Express None
Onboard M.2 3 × PCIe 3.0 (x4)
Onboard U.2 1 × U.2 Connector (×4)
USB 3.1 Gen 2 1 × Type-C
1 × Type-A
USB 3.1 Gen 1 8 × Type-A Rear Panel
4 ×Type-A via headers
USB 2.0 4 × via headers
Power Connectors 1 x 24-pin ATX
1 x 8-pin CPU
1 x 4-pin CPU
Fan Headers 1 x CPU (4-pin)
1 x Pump/Aux (4-pin)
3 x System (4-pin), one supports liquid-cooling pumps
IO Panel 8 x USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
1 x USB 3.1 Type-A
1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
2 x Network RJ-45
2 x Antenna connectors
1 x Combo PS/2
5 x 3.5 mm Audio Jacks
1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port

In The Box

We get the following:

  • Driver Disk
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • User's manual
  • Case Badge
  • Four black SATA cables (two straight, two with a 90° connector)
  • SLI/Crossfire bridges
  • Wireless antennas
  • I/O Shield

The bundle of the ASRock X399 Professional Gaming is relatively poor, taking into consideration the retail price of the motherboard, and the focus on gamers. Inside the box, we found a comprehensive manual and a quick installation guide, only four SATA cables, two simple wireless antennas without extension cords, the I/O shield, and three SLI bridges for two/three/four-way SLI configurations. Aside from the low number of SATA cables and the very basic wireless antennas, there were no cable straps, quick connectors, or any other useful accessories that are typically found accompanying top-tier motherboards.

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  • spuwho - Friday, July 6, 2018 - link

    The problem isn't the 10G port on the board, its the cost of the 10G switches. Unless you want to build a 10G point to point ring, 10G switch ports still haven't come far below $100 per. The cheapest 10Gbe switch is a Buffalo unmanaged @ $63 per port. $80 per port for the managed. 1Gbe switches didn't take off until they got below $40 per unmanaged port.
  • withextremeprejudice - Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - link

    Correction needed. No RAID 5.

    In article: Onboard SATA Eight, RAID 0/1/5/10

    On manufacturer spec page: 8 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
  • hoohoo - Thursday, July 12, 2018 - link

    The on board 10GbE is very nice. 10GbE should be the standard in general.

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