ASRock 970 Extreme3 - motherboard - ATX - Socket AM3+ - AMD 970

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ASRock 970 Extreme3 - motherboard - ATX - Socket AM3+ - AMD 970

ASRock XFast USB technology redefines the new standard in high performance computing. Proving once again to be the pioneer in motherboard industry, AS...

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Review of "ASRock 970 Extreme3 - motherboard - ATX - Socket AM3+ - AMD 970"

published 01/03/2012 | r311dy
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Pro very suitable for gamers
Cons I have not found any disadvantages
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"You must buy and try this motherboard.. "

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 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 using my old motherboard and processor. But now shes running like a beautiful dream haha. These really aren't cons, just a lack of research on my part.
Couldn't recommend this motherboard enough. From the novice to the professional this motherboard is EXTREMELY easy to use and tweak settings with.
Buy this!

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Product Information : 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.

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Product Description: ASRock 970 Extreme3 - motherboard - ATX - Socket AM3+ - AMD 970

Product Type: Motherboard - ATX

Chipset Type: AMD 970 / AMD SB950

Processor Socket: 1 x Socket AM3+

Compatible Processors: 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 )

Data Bus Transfer Rate: 4.8 GT/s

Max RAM Size: 32 GB

RAM Supported: 4 DIMM slots - DDR3 , non-ECC , unbuffered

Storage Ports: 5 x SATA-600 (RAID), 1 x eSATA-600

USB / FireWire Ports: 2 x USB 3.0 + 4 x USB 2.0 + ( 6 x USB 2.0 via headers )

Audio: HD Audio (8-channel)

LAN: Gigabit Ethernet

General

MPN: 970 EXTREME3

Product Type: Motherboard - ATX

Chipset Type: AMD 970 / AMD SB950

Max Bus Speed: 2400 MHz

Data Bus Transfer Rate: 4.8 GT/s

Processor Socket: Socket AM3+

Max Processors Qty: 1

Compatible Processors: 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 )

Supported RAM

Max Size: 32 GB

Technology: DDR3

Bus Clock: 1800 MHz, 1600 MHz, 1333 MHz, 1066 MHz, 800 MHz, 1866 MHz, 2100 MHz

Supported RAM Integrity Check: Non-ECC

Registered or Buffered: Unbuffered

Features: Dual channel memory architecture

Audio

Type: HD Audio (8-channel)

Audio Codec: Realtek ALC892

Compliant Standards: High Definition Audio, THX TruStudio Pro

LAN

Network Controller: Realtek RTL8111E

Network Interfaces: Gigabit Ethernet

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Slot(s): 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

Storage Interfaces: 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)

Interfaces: 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

Power Connectors: 24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector

Features

BIOS Type: AMI

BIOS Features: JumperFree, SMBIOS 2.3.1. support, ACPI 1.1 support, Untied Overclocking Technology, UEFI BIOS

Manual Settings: Processor core voltage, memory voltage, chipset voltage

Hardware Monitoring: CPU core temperature, chassis temperature, CPU fan tachometer, chassis fan tachometer, system voltage, power supply fan tachometer

Sleep / Wake Up: Wake on LAN (WOL)

Hardware Features: ASRock Hybrid Booster, ASRock U-COP, ASRock Instant Boot, 4+1 Phase Power Design, ASRock Instant Flash, ASRock CPU Frequency Stepless Control, ASRock Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.), ASRock Turbo UCC, ASRock UCC, ASRock APP Charger, ASRock SmartView, ASRock XFast USB, AsRock On/Off Play Technology, Conductive Polymer Capacitors, ASRock XFast LAN, AMD CrossFireX technology support, AMD Quad CrossFireX technology support

Miscellaneous

Software Included: Drivers & Utilities, AMD OverDrive, ASRock Software Suite, ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility, Cyberlink MediaEspresso 6.5 (30-day trial), ASRock MAGIX Multimedia Suite

Compliant Standards: Plug and Play, WHQL, FCC, ACPI 1.1, EuP Ready, ErP Ready

Width: 30.5 cm

Depth: 21.8 cm

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