Reviews and Problems with ASRock X48TurboTwins-WiFi
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ASRock X48TurboTwins-WiFi Motherboard
22 July 2008
Summary: ASRock might not be a household name like its parent company Asus, however from the last couple motherboard we've tested from them, it might not be long before they are also a household name also. Like the previous couple offerings we've reviewed ( ASRock K10N78hSLI-WiFi and ASRock K10N750SLI-WiFi Motherboard ), the ASRock X48TurboTwins-WiFi board really is a great choice and carries a price tag that won't break the bank and at the moment can't be beaten.
Pros: Very Affordable Price, Very Stable, Good Features, DDR2 and DDR3 Support
Summary: After testing the ASRock X48TurboTwins-WiFi+AP, I was pretty impressed with its performance. It produced very good scores during all our benchmarks, and competed very well against big brand names.
Conclusion: Once again, ASRock has a sure winner if you look at board features. ASRock provides its customers with dual 16x PCIE 2.0 slots, 7.1 HD audio, WiFi capabilities, overclocking and monitoring software and many other perks. All the features tested in this review worked as promised and setup was quite straightforward. As seen in the CrossFire tests, the improvements when running CrossFire on an X48 board and an overclocked system were nothing short of outstanding.
Pros: - CrossFire support with two 16x PCIE 2.0 slots, - Hybrid DDR2/DDR3, - HD 7.1 audio, - Quality design, with solid capacitors, - Very cool running chipset, - 45nm and FSB1600/1333 CPU support with stock BIOS, - Good overclocker – 4200Mhz easily, - Price!
Cons: - Limited BIOS options, - Few BIOS issues with memory dividers, - Voltage regulation could be better, - Board layout (oddly placed 24pin, close PCIE slots), - Very limited availability at this time
Conclusion: ASRock hat sich neu orientiert und versucht den Overclockeransprüchen mehr und mehr gerecht zu werden. Mit dem X48 Turbo Twins ist der erste Schritt in diese richtige Richtung getan, dennoch reicht es noch nicht aus, um mit der Konkurrenz gleichzuziehen. Dazu bedarf es weiterer Verbesserung sowohl des Bios als auch des Layouts.