Well this is some interesting news for the weeekend. It seems like ASUS has made an offer to buy ASRock’s motherboard division. If ASRock accepts the deal and it goes through this could really shake up the motherboard market. As it stands now ASUS is the number 1 motherboard maker with Gigabyte following second and ASRock coming in third. Combining the number 1 and 3 motherboard manufacturers could really hurt many other of the board makers as they would not have the volume or competitive pricing to compete with one big ASUS / ASRock giant.
When I first heard that ASRock was coming out with a motherboard specifically made for overclockers I was excited, then I saw the color scheme they were using for the board and I was really excited! The black and yellow Z77 OC Formula Intel Z77 Motherboard features built-in watercooling, an 8 layer PCB, all digital power design, premium alloy chokes and much more. Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!
Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend. Today we are getting a first look at another motherboard from ASRock. It is the X79 Extreme6/GB. The Extreme6 actually comes in 2 different versions the plain Extreme6 and the Extreme6/GB. The GB stands for Game Blaster, which is a PCIe add-on card that gives you great 7.1 audio and Gigabit Ethernet. It is nice to see ASRock include an this card, but make no mistake it is not a gimmick to get people to buy this board. The X79 Extreme6/GB means business! With three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, 8 DIMM slots, USB 3.0 and much more. Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!
TAIPEI, TAIWAN, July 24, 2012 – Nothing catches users’ attention more than the newest operation system Windows® 8. Just one month ago, ASRock delightedly share with you that they’re the first motherboard manufacturer that passed Windows® 8 hardware certification in the world. Today, the mobo upstart ASRock is excited to announce that the company’s A55M-DGS mainboard had also passed the Windows® 8 logo submission. Plus, it’s sure that ASRock’s A55M-DGS is the worldwide first Windows® 8-certified AMD platform motherboard!
The Extreme6 is ASRock’s mid-high end performance board, coming in the top 5 of the 12 boards ASRock offers to the consumer market for this platform. With an ATX form factor, it is extremely attractive with gold and silver accents. Claiming to feature everything an overclocker, gamer, or enthusiast would require including SLI and CrossFire support, Digital Power Phases, and support for heavily overclocked RAM. Backing this up is ASRock’s XFast 555 Software suite, which also claims to boost your USB transfer speed and reduce your gaming ping with a single click of your mouse. Is the ASRock Z77 Extreme6 one of the candidates for your latest upgrade? Read on to find out if it’ll be money well spent.
When Intel announced its second generation Core processors we had 2 different chipsets to choose from the P67 chipset and the H67 chipset. P67 was made for gamers and overclockers having advanced overclocking features and being able to support Intel’s “K” series processors. H67 was the cheaper option taking advantage of the built-in graphics of Sandy Bridge processors. Both chipsets were successful, but there were many people that wanted features in both chipsets. There is where the Z68 chipset comes in. It fills that void allowing users to overclock their system, while using the built-in graphics. Z68 offers plenty of other features as well, but we will get to that in just a little bit. Our first jump in to the Z68 chipset will be with the ASRock Z68 Extreme4 motherboard. This board features ASRock’s advanced V8 power phase design, 3 PCI-E x16 slots, SATA 6GB/s and USB 3.0 support, Intel’s Smart Response Technology, and LucidLogix Virtu GPU virtualization software. Let’s get right in and see what Z68 and the ASRock Z68 Extreme4 motherboard is all about!
Today we’ll be getting a look at another AMD motherboard with the 890FX chipset, the ASRock 890FX Delxue5, which features 3-Way CrossFireX support, USB 3.0, SATA6, onboard power/reset buttons, Dr. Debug, and many others. This motherboard has some of the old, some of the new, and some of the yet to come integrated into it. Read on further to find out what all they are.
With Intel’s introduction of its second generation Core processors the main chipsets you have been hearing about and we have been covering are the P67, H67 and Z68. These chipsets are the mainstream and enthusiasts chipsets that give you everything you would ever want on a motherboard, but what if you are trying to save money? Or just build a simple machine? ASRock has you covered with the H61iCafe motherboard. This board is of course based on the Intel H61 Express Chipset. This board features USB 3.0 connectivity, Graphical UEFI BIOS, and support for Intel’s second generation processors. Let’s check it out!
Welcome, we are going to take a look at The ASRock P55 Extreme4 today. The ASRock P55 is one of the only few high-end motherboards you can buy on the market today. Many of you probably didn’t know that ASRock is a side project of ASUS which was made to compete with Foxconn and ECS motherboards back in 2002, when in 2007 they busted into the market to make higher-end entry boards. Today we will be testing the ASRock P55 Extreme4, one of ASRock’s new motherboards aimed to compete with the big boys in the P55 market. The ASRock is loaded with a ton of features from SATA 3 to USB 3.0 along with much more. So please read on and enjoy as we take a journey through ASRock’s new motherboard.
At the end of last year week took a look at one of ASRock’s first nettop the ION 330HT, which was built around Intel’s Atom processor. With the release of Intel’s Core processors ASRock rebuilt their nettop series around this new architecture. These new nettops bring more processing power, full native 1080p playback, 7.1-channel HD audio, 802.11n wireless networking, and USB 3.0 support. We will be looking at the Core 100HT today which features an Intel Core i3-330M processor, 4GB of DDR3 memory, a 500GB hard drive and a SuperMulti optical drive. Let’s take a look and see if the Core 100HT is perfect for your home theater setup.
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