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ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+(Your take or review on it)

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July 29, 2012 4:43:39 PM

Im thinking about purchasing this Mobo for a build. Im seeing various issues here in the forums with it. For those that purchased it... whats your take on it so far?


Model

Brand
ASRock

Model
970 EXTREME3

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
AM3+

CPU Type
FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series

Chipsets

North Bridge
AMD 970

South Bridge
AMD SB950

Memory

Number of Memory Slots
4×240pin

Memory Standard
DDR3 2100(OC) / 1866(OC) / 1800(OC) / 1600(OC) / 1333 / 1066 / 800

Maximum Memory Supported
32GB

Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 2.0 x16
2 (x16, x4)

PCI Express x1
2

PCI Slots
2

Storage Devices

SATA 6Gb/s
5 x SATA 6Gb/s

SATA RAID
0/1/5/10

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
None

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC892

Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111E

Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
2

USB 1.1/2.0
4 x USB 2.0

USB 3.0
2 x USB 3.0

eSATA
1 x eSATA 6Gb/s

S/PDIF Out
1 x Optical, 1 x Coaxial

Audio Ports
6 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
6 x USB 2.0

Other Connectors
1 x IR header
1 x CIR header
1 x COM port header
1 x HDMI_SPDIF header
1 x Power LED header
CPU/Chassis/Power FAN connector
24 pin ATX power connector
8 pin 12V power connector
Front panel audio connector

Physical Spec

Form Factor
ATX

Dimensions
12" x 8.6"

Power Pin
24 Pin

Features

Features
ASRock DuraCap (2.5 x longer life time), 100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors

Supports AM3+ Processor, 8-Core CPU

Supports Dual Channel DDR3 2100(OC)

Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX and CrossFireX

2 x USB 3.0, 5 x SATA3, 1 x eSATA3

Supports XFast USB, XFast LAN Technologies

Supports On/Off Play Technology, Graphical UEFI BIOS, AXTU, APP Charger, SmartView, Turbo UCC

7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection, supports THX TruStudio

Free Bundle : CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial, ASRock MAGIX Multimedia Suite

a c 328 V Motherboard
July 29, 2012 5:09:47 PM

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July 29, 2012 5:30:57 PM

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a c 328 V Motherboard
July 29, 2012 5:36:38 PM

Its a great mobo for the money with lots of features.
a c 328 V Motherboard
July 29, 2012 5:37:35 PM

This is a budget kind mobo.
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