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ASRock X99 OC Formula Motherboard Review

ASRock Formula Drive

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ASRock includes a number of tools in its Formula Drive software suite.

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Overclocking settings and parameters can be tweaked via the software, in an OS environment.

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Readings relating to system parameters such as voltages, frequencies, and fan speeds are outlined in the System Info page, although not all of them are correct (as we will discuss later in the review).

The health and other general statistics relating to a storage drive can be read via one of ASRock's tools.

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ASRock also puts its convenient Board Explorer tool in the Formula Drive software package. There's also a section that displays the temperature being read by each of the board's eleven monitoring points.

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XFast RAM can be used to create RAM drive, while XFast LAN gives users the opportunity to control their network bandwidth allocation (much like Killer's Network Manager software).

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Live Update is well-implemented by ASRock and is more convenient than trawling through a website full of drivers.

ASRock Software

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There are light tools that outline some of the X99 OC Formula's operating parameters.

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App Shop can be used to download new software, including some pieces from external companies, such as Google.

ASRock also includes 1-year subscription to Orbweb.ME (worth $50) which will be welcomed by users who opt for cloud storage.

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One comment

  1. Hey Luke, what attracts me to this board are the 2 x M.2 slots. Unfortunately you cannot run them in hardware Raid 0, but I believe you can software raid them in Windows. The other thing is do you know if the 5 year warranty is available worldwide? Or just the US/Europe?