Summary: Final Thoughts
ASRock set out to create the “Ultimate X79 Motherboard” and I really think they have. Think about the features you would want on a motherboard, I’m pretty sure this motherboard has them! The biggest feature of this board is the seven PCIe 3.0 x16 slots.
Pros: – 7 PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (4 cards can run at x16), – 14 SATA ports (10 are SATA 6GB/s), – Great for overclocking, – Quality components, – USB 3.0 support, – UEFI BIOS
Cons: – Price (although it is justified, but puts it out range for most people), – Weak accessory package
Summary: After spending a lot of time with the ASRock Fatal1ty X79 Champion, although the results were a bit low on the CPU side, the low power consumption and obvious reasoning as to why it underperformed, has left me quite happy with the complete package.
Pros: Excellent feature bundle for the price., Nicely optimized and truly useful BIOS and software package., Excellent clocking capability., Fantastic audio rendering., Excellent power consumption., Clean and simple color-themed layout., Fully functional AMI UEFI BIOS, including mouse support and suppo...
Cons: CPU performance with tested hardware is a bit underwhelming., Quad-SLI support requires an additional bridge purchase., BIOS is in need of some minor fixes., Not enough cables provided for all internal SATA ports.
Summary: At $218.99 US the ASRock X79 Extreme4-M is the cheapest X79 motherboard on the market and while we do lose a little bit of overclocking headroom like we normally do when we move to a smaller board, the X79 Extreme4-M proves itself as a really capable board.
Summary: I find myself really surprised with the performance of the ASRock X79 Extreme4 and only in the best possible way. Overclocked performance while done slightly differently with a lower BCLK and higher multiplier, we can see that it still helps manage achieve a really strong overclock in the end with...
Excerpt: 2 Flares 2 Flares × Over the past couple of years ASRock have really upped their game and are now competing with world renowned motherboard manufacturers such as Asus and Gigabyte. We have looked at a number of motherboards from ASRock recently and none of them have failed to impress.