ASRock’s high-end 990FX Extreme9 motherboard features official support for AMD’s FX-9000 series processors.
ASRock has announced that its 990FX Extreme9 motherboard has met the minimum system requirements for AMD’s FX-9000 series CPUs, and it is capable of handling the “overwhelming power and heat” generated by the 5 GHz processors.
To demonstrate this, ASRock put together and benchmarked a test system that included both an AMD FX-8350 and FX-9590 processor, 16 GB of DDR3-1886 RAM, a PowerColor Radeon HD 7990, a Corsair H100 liquid cooler, and a Seasonic 1000W Platinum PSU. The system reached a score of 8.55 on Cinebench R11.5, 18,894 points on PC Mark, and 38,038 on 3DMark Vantage’s performance benchmark.
Further information is available at the source linked above and at the motherboard’s product page.