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ASRock 890GX Extreme3
6.3 out of 10

ASRock 890GX Extreme3

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Reviews and Problems with ASRock 890GX Extreme3

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Overall 10
10

after 5 years

Anonymous, Newegg
30 May 2014
  • Pros: after having this now for over 5 years, never having a single problem with it, I'd have to say it's a successful board.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 4
4.0

Dont buy

Jackson B., Newegg
21 June 2013
  • Summary: I've had to RMA this motherboard 2 times already, for completely different reasons. I would not buy this again, as its just too much of a hassle for me to keep sending it out to get it fixed.
  • Pros: Runs well and has the right ports for what i was looking for
  • Cons: Multiple issues with shorting out of ports and other places.
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Overall 4
4.0

couple years later

marcus a., Newegg
12 April 2013
  • Summary: could have been a great board. i got some good use out of it over the last couple of years but lots of headache also. on to a 990FX...
  • Pros: DDR3. onboard power, reset, clear cmos buttons. extra fan slots for case, cpu, misc fans. worked great with my Phenom II 955, overclocked to 4.2GHz @ 1.4v.
  • Cons: has trouble with USB 3.0, drives are not detected a lot of the time. bluetooth USB 2.0 dongle and wireless touchpad receiver get unknown device errors sometimes at boot. SATA controller has gone faulty, all HDs say cable error in health status and read\write speeds drop very low sometimes. AM3+ F...
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Overall 4
4.0

Last about a Year

Stephen O., Newegg
5 December 2012
  • Summary: The Dr Debug led shows the error code 62. Can't get it to post. Just stopped working one day. Replaced it with a Gigabyte board.
  • Pros: Good layout. Dr Debug. On board power, reset, and clear CMOS buttons.
  • Cons: Only lasted about a year.
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Overall 6
6.0

Works great, when it works

Fred C., Newegg
4 August 2012
  • Summary: Great board, great company. Why it died is unknown.
  • Pros: Great speed and functions with all current devices. Expandable, upgradeable. Good Technical Support and good warranty. Great value for the bucks.
  • Cons: Died after 4 months. RMA worked well but took three weeks for the turnaround process.
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Overall 10
10

:O Awesomness

Brenden M., Newegg
17 June 2012
  • Summary: This board saved my XFX 6870 the other day. some how, i dont know how, a piece of cheese landed on the back side of the card. the board immediatly cut power and saved it. i cleaned it with isopropyl alcohol and the card is perfect. What a surprise win. I will buy ASROCK M.B.
  • Pros: Better than ASUS comparible board, ie north and south bridge. Customer service is also 110% better than ASUS. Its a pretty board for the price.
  • Cons: Had to RMA the first one due to bios issue. 2nd one worked like a charm. *** not con but worth mentioning: C.S. was friendly, helpful and quick.
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Overall 6
6.0

OK But Not Great

Anonymous, Newegg
27 February 2012
  • Summary: It seems like there could be a lot of potential with ASRock boards but they need to work the bugs out. All drivers are the most up to date and bios has been flashed and still these nit-picking issues are there. I have had much better success with Gigabyte, MSI and Biostar boards.
  • Pros: XFast USB - Really fast when it works Bios - Easy interface Overclocking - Easy through Bios or Utility AM3+
  • Cons: XFast USB - Doesn't work right all of the time USB 3.0 Ports causing problems constantly (Corrupted 2 different external hard drives and they don't always recognize a device when it's plugged in). Nearly impossible to delete and re-install the driver.
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Overall 2
2.0

"worked" great

Anonymous, Newegg
7 February 2012
  • Summary: I know this is deactivated but i wanted to leave a comment because of my problems. I am in the process of rmaing this board and will probably end up getting a asus sabertooth mobo.
  • Pros: Worked great for a few months.
  • Cons: worked great up until the bulldozer launch. i got a fx 8120 and it could not read the temps and keeps throttling the cpu, i rma'd that cpu and am waiting for a new one to come. however it started doing it again for my old phenom 955 when i put it back in. starting about a week ago i am getting ra...
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Overall 2
2.0

WAS awesome

Susan F., Newegg
2 January 2012
  • Pros: Good when it worked
  • Cons: Had the board for about 6 months...starte acting weird when going to sleep. One day i come home to turn it on, it makes a deathly noise and then doesn't boot anymore. Checked everything only to find the mobo died....I've heard a lot about this happening with ASRock....taking my money somewhere else
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Overall 4
4.0

NIC Connectivity

Kevin T., Newegg
30 November 2011
  • Summary: If you DO have more than 1 of these systems on the network, then, get some PCI NICs (disable onboard) and you will be fine.
  • Pros: Great Price. Great Features. Solidly built board. Works with cost effective memory and top of the line. Using AMD x6 CPU. Has 16 GB of mem with 32GB memory possilbe. Ordered 5 of these (as well as 5 of the 880G Pro3) and all 5 worked off the bat. If you know need 1 of these, you are ok.
  • Cons: All of the 5 890's and 3 of the 880's HAD THE SAME MAC ADDRESS causing lots of connectivity issues. This is problably the first time out IT team has seen this as normally MACS are unique and hard coded by the manufacturer. Just received an order to outfit 2 call centers with newer hardware. I kno...
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