ASRock joins the Skylake Xeon fun with two C232 mobos

— 10:51 AM on December 28, 2015

Some mobo makers recently announced consumer-oriented models based on Intel's C232 chipset support, and ASRock is joining in on the fun. The firm just announced two motherboards with support for Xeon E3-1200 v5 series CPUs and ECC DDR4 RAM. Say hi to the ASRock Fatal1ty E3V5 Performance Gaming/OC, which can never sign its name right, and the much more sensibly-named E3V5 WS.

Despite being built around the server-oriented Intel C232 chipset, the E3V5 Gaming still has some features aimed at enthusiasts. Certain makes of DDR4 memory are overclockable in this board, though ASRock's SkyOC BCLK overclocking feature is absent. This Fata1ty board comes with twin PCIe 3.0 x16 slots and CrossFire support.

Meanwhile, the suit-and-tie E3V5 WS is a little more demure. It doesn't have have the overclocking features of its red-striped cousin, but keeps the two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots and CrossFire support. LAN connectivity comes by way of an Intel I219LM ethernet controller, while ELNA audio caps should assure clean analog audio. Six SATA 6Gbps ports and 6 USB 3.0 connectors round out the package.

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