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.
Summary: Overall, the ASRock X48TurboTwins-WiFi performed well during our tests. Its support of DDR2 and DDR3 memory make it attractive to those who are thinking of upgrading in the future. ASRock offers a three year warranty on its motherboards, which is similar to those offered by the competition. The built in Wi-Fi is also a great addition. That said overclocking with our setup was a bit of a disappointment.
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