Summary: As we fire up our actual gaming benchmarks, we thought of several ways to do this. Ultimately we wanted to use real resolutions and real settings to compare these processors. Granted if we ran everything at 640x480, we'd see a dramatic improvement on multi-core capable games when running the Core i7...
Pros: Full featured board, Very good layout, 8-phase power regulation for the CPU, Excellent overclocking capability, Supports Tri-SLI and Quad CrossfireX, Passive cooling works well and is dead silent., Four PCIe 16x slots!!
Cons: System wasn't perfectly stable until the 2.10 BIOS (RAM compatibility?), No rear USB/eSATA/Firewire brackets., Pretty expensive - $300+
Summary: Looking at the results from our benchmarks, I have to say ... I was a little disappointed with the performance of the ASRock X58 SuperComputer Motherboard. It fell behind against other X58 based motherboards, but only marginally.
Pros: - Support all Core i7 Processors, - Intel X58 chipset, - Support Triple Channel DDR3 memory, - Excellent connectivity, - Supports BOTH CrossfireX and SLI, - 4 x PCIe slots
Summary: At first ASRock solutions stood out due to an extravagant combination of seemingly incompatible processors, chipsets and technologies – all at a very affordable price. Now the company is offering solutions built on top-of-the-line chipsets that tend to cost substantial money.
Summary: I went into this review with a few bad experiences with ASRock boards in the past but an open mind as to this board. As they are not as big as other motherboard manufacturers in the enthusiast end of the motherboard market, it was an interesting experience. This board in a word excites me to no end.