ASRock X58 Extreme3 Motherboard Performance Review

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ASRock X58 Extreme3 Motherboard Performance Review

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:17 am

ASRock X58 Extreme3 Motherboard Performance Review

ASRock recently introduced their X58 Extreme3 motherboard, which is part of what they call the ASRock True 333 series. ASRock True 333 series motherboards can run the PCI-E for VGA card, SATA 3 6Gbps connectors and SuperSpeed USB 3.0 at full speed together simultaneously. With a price tag under $200 does this Intel X58 motherboard offer the best bang for the buck?

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The ASRock X58 Extreme3 proved to be a solid contender throughout the battery of tests. Throughout all the benchmarks I performed on it, there weren't any areas that it fell significantly behind in. Being able to hit a nearly 4.1GHz overclock is no small feat and isn't achievable by all motherboards. I am also confident this board has more to give for the person that has the time to dial it in.


Article Title: ASRock X58 Extreme3 Motherboard Performance Review
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Re: ASRock X58 Extreme3 Motherboard Performance Review

Postby Major_A » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:40 pm

I'm a bit leery of the brand ASRock. To me it seems on par with ECS but from most of the reviews I've read on the brand they are positive. Can you compare ASRock to a known brand (past or present)? Would it be similar to say EPoX, meaning it's full featured, Spartan bundle, overclocks well, and costs less than the competition?
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Re: ASRock X58 Extreme3 Motherboard Performance Review

Postby kenc51 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:19 pm

They are owned by ASUS and have the same QA standards. It's only with OC'ing that can be hit and miss.
I've build a couple of systems (amd & intel) around an Asrock board and they were perfectly stable, didn't overclock as wasn't built for personal use.
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Re: ASRock X58 Extreme3 Motherboard Performance Review

Postby Geezy » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:54 pm

I wish this board was available when i was ordering my I5 board as i paid $192 for it (gigabyte p55a-ud4p).
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