An attempt to combine the form factor mini-ITX and processor Haswell-E company ASRock has made, but in the motherboard X99-ITX / ac many did not like only support dual-channel memory instead of a full-fledged four-channel – had to make sacrifices of the layout considerations, since four memory slots on tiny board simply no place.
Perhaps ASRock experts themselves realize that to increase the number of connectors for memory can be, if you reduce the size of memory modules. On the other hand, are designed for laptops DDR4 modules by SO-DIMM – thing yet exotic. However, since the end of April buyers ASRock motherboards have a choice: they can buy a motherboard with two “large but five rubles,” or four “small, but for three rubles.” New motherboard with CPU socket LGA 2011-3 is not the most elegant designation EPC612D4I, but in the server segment sounding names to conquer one is required. Formally, the fee is intended for use with processors Xeon E5-1600 / 2600 v3. Proof of the destination server can serve on the rear panel are three network ports.
Four-channel memory DDR4-1866 / 2133 with ECC is supported by the connector type SO-DIMM, located on either side of the processor socket. It is noteworthy that the board integrated graphics solution ASPEED AST2400 with DDR3 memory volume of 16 MB. On the back there is an exit D-Sub. For expansion cards, or a discrete graphics card provides a single slot PCI Express x16 3.0. Chipset Intel C612 supports four ports SATA-600, the number of USB ports is limited to seven (five USB 3.0, two of which are on the rear panel). It is noteworthy that ASRock was able to save and serial port.