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ASRock 990FX Extreme9
8.7 out of 10

ASRock 990FX Extreme9

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Overall 6
6.0

Overheat?

Dylan C., Newegg
31 May 2015
  • Summary: all products can't be perfect right?
  • Pros: great motherboard design , awesome features and stuff
  • Cons: i guess mines was defected the heatsink on my motherboard overheats almost instantly and completely freeze my computer after 3 hour of gaming., doing a memtest and time is about 2 hour 40 mins at the moment and my small room is hot.. i touched the heatsink and its blazing hot right now im affraid...
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Overall 6
6.0

Great board except for integrated sound

Kenton G., Newegg
3 April 2015
  • Summary: This ia a great board, but when I installed it, I found that I was constantly hearing a low hum and then I would hear noise as I moved the mouse or tapped away on the keyboard. Played with the drivers and nothing helped.
  • Pros: Rock solid performer.
  • Cons: Horrible integrated sound card
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Overall 6
6.0

On the Fence

Edward S., Newegg
22 February 2015
  • Summary: Haven't had the board long enough to get a good enough idea of what to include in the review. I've done my best to list the pros and cons that come to mind for now. However, I have one major issue concerning a resistor on my board.
  • Pros: The board has a decent overall design and looks pretty with his gold lettering and jet-like sharpness. It's rich with features and appears to be easy to overclock, although I didn't have enough time with the board to get in deep with the OC features. Plenty of USB ports, both 2.0 and 3.0. Has one...
  • Cons: The boards layout is a little frustrating: the board's audio headers for the case audio are in the back of the board, far removed from the front of the case. In fact, many of the headers for the case are far removed from the front of the case; many of them are near the PCIe slots as well, so even...
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Overall 6
6.0

Not all out as its painted to be...

Anonymous, Newegg
21 December 2014
  • Summary: Had this board for a while and got a decent overclock with it and an 8350. To solve throttling you have to cool down the VRMs despite turning off APM in bios. Both Asrock and Asus have a built in non disableable feature to throttle if VRMs overheat.
  • Pros: 12+2 power phase and good overclocker even though it can throttle if you dont know how to solve that.
  • Cons: This is the ONLY high end 990FX board that does NOT support true dual 16X PCI express slots. Yes you heard me, if you run SLI or Crossfire even just 2 cards your stuck with one running in 8X mode.
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Overall 6
6.0

Works---kinda

John D., Newegg
9 May 2014
  • Summary: Wanted 2400 ram, needed PCI slot for High end ASIO audio. You get what you pay for, and this was the only board available with a PCI slot, all others have gone to PCIe exclusive. Quite a downgrade from the Asus ROG board it replaced, (6 core and 16 gb 2133) If you are not a tweaker, and just need a...
  • Pros: DDR3 2400 PCI slot 8 Core
  • Cons: Read the fine print---OC the ram or OC the CPU, not both. No success at all OC the 9590 FX (Black Edition) even minimally. USB 3 drivers a bugger to get to work, and the onboard connections cheap and weak---1 broke on first plugin of cable. Xboost doesn't work at all. ATXU useless NOT a fan of UE...
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Overall 6
6.0

Apparently has been opened before

David H., Newegg
8 April 2014
  • Summary: I haven't tested this board yet as I am at work on my lunch break, however I am disappointed to see that this item was tampered with previously. I will update this post to see if this board will post.
  • Pros: Fast shipping to FPO/APO Have yet to test board. Please see cons below.
  • Cons: Box had a tear in the tab. Opening the ASROCK box cover to display the inner board showed the bottom box (this board ships with the board in a cardboard tray and the accessories in a separate box underneath). Upon removing the motherboard the ASROCK decals show scratches as well as the 12v connec...
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Overall 6
6.0

Just so you know

James R., Newegg
22 March 2014
  • Summary: I'm going to keep the board and turn it into a gaming rig. I'm presently over in Afghanistan and it's kind of hard to keep this thing from being/getting dusty. I'm going to seal it up and send it home to my brother so that I'll have it when I get home.
  • Pros: I do like the layout of the board. The way the heat pipes are laid out actually allows me to get a little bit larger cooling fan for my CPU and memory. The look of the board is fantastic. I didn't think that I'd like the "doo-doo brown" color, but it actually is subdued enought that you can't rea...
  • Cons: This board is picky about what memory you use in it. I mean like pickier than a woman, during "that time of the month", and has been spoiled all of her life by her daddy kind of picky. I've been using a Gigabyte 990FX-UD7 board and had no issue with the 32GB of ram. ASRock...not so much. I tried ...
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Overall 6
6.0

asrock 990fx extreme9

john c., Newegg
6 March 2014
  • Summary: Well so far its not much better than my MSI 990fxa gd80v2 And fx-8150 At least it would run my ddr3 at 2133mhz, And I was able to get the most "unstable" overclocking board to 4.4 ghz stable! Wish msi would get off there butts and make fx-9370 compatible mobo
  • Pros: board looks great,, can use my fx-9370 now ,, uifi bios
  • Cons: more false advertising about being 2133mhz compatible,, nothing new in the AMD world though..I tried a bunch of different settings even xmp profile, nothing,, wont boot.. will only boot win7 64 ultimate at 1600mhz ! unless you have a degree in memory timings,, which I do not,,your stuck at 1600.....
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Overall 6
6.0

Good board

John B., Newegg
14 January 2014
  • Summary: Wifi and bluetooth are very nice to have.
  • Pros: Using this board and the components, I have 12 USB 3.0 ports, 4 USB 2.0 ports, and wifi/bluetooth. Very good board and have had few issues with the USB 3.0.
  • Cons: It is the bottleneck in my computer. It limits performance of my CPU and my GPU. Still not that bad for the price though. The USB sometimes freaks out on startup and wont let my keyboard and/or mouse work. Either unplugging and replugging it in fixes it, or a shutdown.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great But Poor SW for setup.

Larry W., Newegg
4 January 2014
  • Summary: This is my first ASRock board. I went to it because I was told by an expert they have the lowest latency in the industry. I have been using the Gigabyte thicker boards.
  • Pros: Lots of room on board, Nice packaging. Supports my AMD FX 9370 @ THD of 220W.
  • Cons: Support software does poor job of measuring temp of cpu's, This board flexes a great deal. I will be extra careful inserting cables and cards. BIOS setup is really poor and the book is no help. Took too long to get it started because the SATA setup has to be in IDE mode to boot from hard disk and...
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