Price first of all. Ease of use is excellent and the features are phenomenal. This is my first Asrock purchase and I can see myself purchasing more from them in the future.Combined this with a FX4100 cpu and 8 Gigs of G.Skill and I am off and running.Only thing would make this upgrade better ... Read review
ASRock's X Boost Technology is a smart auto overclocking function and is brilliantly ... more
designed to unlock the hidden cores of your CPUs. Simply press X when turning on the PC, X Boost will automatically overclock the relative components to get up to 116% performance boost! With the smart X Boost, overclocking CPU or unlock CPU cores can become a near one button process. Rich storage options! This motherboard offers 4 USB 3. 0 (2 from onboard header, 2 from rear I / O) to facilitate computing environment. ASRock Restart to UEFI technology is designed for those requiring frequent UEFI access. It allows users to easily enter the UEFI SETUP automatically when turning on the PC next time. This board is designed to build up the most powerful system and delivers the most demanding technology for users nowadays. Just enjoy next generation computing with ASRock 8 Core CPU Ready motherboard. The unique combo cooler retention module greatly improves heat dissipation and is backward compatible with AMD previous AM3 / AM2 coolers. By adopting digital pulse width modulation (PWM), the ASRock motherboard can provide CPU Vcore voltage more efficiently and smoothly. Compared to analog PWM, digital PWM can optimize the CPU power solution and provide a proper and stable Vcore for the processor.
"...phenomenal. This is my first Asrock purchase and I can see myself purchasing more from them in the future.Combined this with a FX4100 cpu and 8 Gigs of G.Skill and I am off and running.Only thing would make this upgrade better is a 6000 series video card. Ran into an issue when putting this beast together, doesn't have an IDE connection(My fault for not looking close)and that is what my dvd driver required. Had to format harddrive ..."
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Product Information for "ASRock 970 Extreme3 - motherboard - ATX - Socket AM3+ - AMD 970" »
Manufacturer's product description
ASRock XFast USB technology redefines the new standard in high performance computing. Proving once again to be the pioneer in motherboard industry, ASRock XFast USB series motherboards integrate with the XFast USB Technology which delivers the world's fastest USB data transfer speed. According to the below graph, it shows that the ASRock XFast USB technology can even boost USB 3.0 performance up to 302.99%!This board is designed to build up the most powerful system and delivers the most demanding technology for users nowadays. Just enjoy next generation computing with ASRock 8-core CPU ready motherboard.
Motherboard - ATX
AMD 970 / AMD SB950
Max Bus Speed
Data Bus Transfer Rate
Max Processors Qty
Sempron, Phenom II X3, Athlon II X2, Phenom II X2, Athlon II X4, Athlon II X3, Phenom II X4, Phenom II X6 ( Except Phenom II 920 / 940 )
1 x CPU ¦ 4 x DIMM 240-pin ¦ 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 ¦ 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 ¦ 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 ¦ 2 x PCI
SATA-600 - connector(s): 5 x 7pin SATA - 5 Device(s) - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 ¦ SATA-600 - connector(s): 1 x 7pin external SATA - 1 Device(s)
1 x PS/2 keyboard ¦ 1 x PS/2 mouse ¦ 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) ¦ 2 x USB 3.0 ¦ 4 x USB 2.0 ¦ 1 x TOSLINK ¦ 1 x SPDIF out ¦ 1 x audio line-out (side surround) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-out (front surround) - mini-jack ¦ 1 x microphone - mini-jack
24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector