ASRock Shows Off Three Motherboards for Enthusiasts

First up is the X79 Extreme 11, which boasts two PLX PEX9747 chips for seven PCIe 3.0 x16 slots and can run 4-way SLI or CrossFireX in x16/x16/x16/x16 mode. It comes equipped with an LSI SAS2308 chip for SAS (eight ports), Broadcom Dual Gigabit Ethernet (with Teaming), a Ceative SoundCore 3D audio chip, a 24 + 2 power phase design and USB 3.0 front panel and USB 3.0 back bracket.

 

Next is the Z77 OC Formula, an overclocking-orientated mobo developed by world champion overclocker Nick Shih. Based on an eight layer PCB with 4 x 2 of copper, the board features a high density CPU power connector, reducing power loss by 23 percent and heat by 22° K. It packs a twin heatsink that works as a standard heatsink with 40 mm fan or doubles as a waterblock (comes with connectors), a 12 + 4 phase DigiPower VRM, four memory slots, dual channel memory (supports DDR3-3000+) and USB 3.0 front panel and USB 3.0 back bracket.

 

Lastly, there's the Z77 Extreme6/TB4, which features a four channel (Cactus Ridge 4C) Thunderbolt controller driving two ports, each port with 10Gb/s of bandwidth and capable of driving six devices. It boasts two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, 7.1 HD-Audio (Realtek ALC 898) with THX TruStudio, and comes with two free TH cables, as well as a USB 3.0 front panel and USB 3.0 back bracket.

For full specs, check the tables below:

ASRock Boards Technical Specifications

ChipsetForm FactorSocketPower Phase DesignMemPCIePCI








Z77 OC FormulaZ77ATXLGA 115512+44 DDR3 3000+ (OC)2 PCIe 3.0 x16
1 PCIe 2.0 x16
2 PCIe 2.0 x1
n/a
X79 Extreme 11X79CEBLGA201124 + 28 DDR3 2400+ (OC)7 PCIe 3.0 x16n/a
Z77 Extreme6/TB4Z77ATXLGA 11558 + 44 DDR3 3000+ (OC)2 PCIe 3.0 x16
2 PCIe 2.0 x1
2
ASRock Boards Technical Specifications

Audio
SATA
RAID
USB
LAN
IEEE 1394
Lucid Vertu MVP
Z77 OC FormulaRealtek ALC 898 7.1 Ch, THX TruStudio
6 SATA3
4 SATA2
0/1/5/10 Intel RST, Smart Response
10 USB 3.0
12 USB 2.0
PCIe Gigabit Ethernetn/a
yes
X79 Extreme 11Creative SoundCore 3D 7.1 Ch, THX TruStudio PRO
8 SAS/SATA3,
2 SATA3,
2 eSATA3,
4 SATA2
Intel SATA: 0/1/5/10

Marvell SATA:
0/1/10
8USB 3.0
14 USB 2.0
2 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet (Teaming)
2
yes
Z77 Extreme6/TB4Realtek ALC 898 7.1 Ch, THX TruStudio
4 SATA3
1 eSATA3
4 SATA2
0/1/5/10 Intel RST, Smart Response
6 USB 3.0
8  USB 2.0
PCIe Gigabit Ethernet
2
yes

*Quad SLI and Quad CrossFireX refer to a combination of two dual-GPU boards. 4-way refers to four actual boards.

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  • boiler1990
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    ...three LGA 1155 motherboards...


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