Author: Frank Stroupe
- Specifications & Features
- A Closer Look
- The BIOS
- Testing - Benchmarks
- Testing - Futuremark / Photoshop
- Testing - Gaming
[ad#review1006-top]With the i7 over six months old, prices are continually falling on LGA 775 Core 2 processors. This gives the opportunity for building a powerful but economical Core 2 rig to those not ready to take the LGA 1366 plunge. The 45nm Core 2 processors are still a viable choice for building a powerful enthusiast rig very suitable for gaming, overclocking, or whatever you desire to do with it.
Having said that, I really didn’t expect to still see new LGA 775 motherboards entering the market this late in the game. But, new products keep people interested, so I guess we can expect to see new Intel P45 motherboards for at least through the end of the year.
ASRock is well known for building economical lower-end motherboards that have sometimes strange but practical solutions to keep the prices of their motherboards low. But recently, I reviewed the ASRock X58 Supercomputer, an i7 motherboard with features far beyond those of previous ASRock motherboards. It has niceties expected on boards by Asus, Gigabyte, DFI, and others, but not normally found on boards by ASRock and other econo-motherboard manufacturers.
ASRock appears to have continued this trend. Today I will be looking at ASRock’s new P45 motherboard, the ASRock P45X3 Deluxe. There are some goodies found on this board that aren’t on ASRock’s other P45X3 motherboards. But even with the extras, this board has an incredibly low price. Read on to find out about the ASRock P45X3 Deluxe!
The P45X3 Deluxe comes in a white box with some specs and features listed on the outside.
Inside, the motherboard is protected from the bundle by ASRock’s basic cardboard divider. The motherboard is in a static free bag and backed with foam.