Excerpt: This is a new mid-range X79 motherboard from ASRock. This board is currently priced at about 215 dollars and this puts it near the bottom of the pricing scale for this chipset. ASRock has become very good at cramming in as many features as possible and providing outstanding performance at a reasonable price. We will see if this board lives up to this standard.
Summary: This was fairly new for us as a follow up to an existing review isn’t something we’ve done for years. And the last time we did it was with the Striker Extreme, which was pretty much a piece of junk. The ASRock X79 Extreme4 was the opposite, but given our hit and miss experiences with the ASRock brand, it seemed prudent to evaluate a second copy and see if this model is good to go or not.
Summary: We’ve had some rough experiences with ASRock motherboards since we started reviewing this company's products. So in a HardOCP first, we pit two ASRock boards of the same model against each other and look at matters from another perspective. The perspective of quality and consistency.
Summary: First we will quickly explain our overclocking experience with these Asrock X79 motherboards. Back when I tested the Asrock X79 Extreme9 it was found to be one of the best X79 overclocking motherboards, pushing our Core i7-3960X processors to 4452MHz. The Asus P9X79 Deluxe wasn’t much slower reaching 4432MHz, while the Intel DX79SI was limited to 4269MHz.
Excerpt: Intel's premier consumer desktop platform looks rather more tasty now that the chip giant is rolling out the £250 Core i7 3820 processor in the coming weeks. The goliath LGA2011 processors, of which there are now three, need an X79 motherboard for support; no other supporting core logic will do. Yet selecting the right X79 board is crucial once you factor in the £170-plus outlay.
Summary: Earlier I had mentioned a feature of the board which would allow it to resume a BIOS update even from a power failure mid-flash. If you read that section of the article you were probably wondering how that went. Well I tested it and the damn thing actually worked. I was almost sure I was going to brick the damned thing. I yanked the power cord out of the back of the PSU during the write stage of the flash. I plugged the power back in and powered on the machine.
Summary: After the last couple of ASRock boards, I wasn’t sure if I ever wanted to see another one. The ASRock X79 Extreme4 not only surpassed my admittedly low expectations, but proved to be the exact opposite of the last two motherboards. Grab a sandwich and read on. You don’t want to miss this one.
Excerpt: Beim X79 Extreme 4 von ASRock handelt es sich um das Einsteiger-Board des Herstellers in die X79-Klasse. Dementsprechend basiert diese Platine auf Intels aktuellem X79-Chipsatz, der nicht nur performant sein soll, sondern auch durch seinen Feature-Reichtum überzeugen kann. Hinzu kommt, dass es sich bei diesem Modell um eines der günstigsten X79-Mainboards handelt. Somit kann man gespannt sein wie es letzen Endes abschneidet.
Excerpt: Мы продолжаем знакомить наших читателей с материнскими платами на базе чипсета Intel X79 Express, предназначенными для установки процессоров семейства Intel Sandy Bridge-E (платформа LGA2011). Как мы уже отмечали в предыдущих материалах, нижняя ценовая планка для таких решений на украинском рынке на теперешний момент составляет около $230—250, при стоимости центральных процессоров от $320 (четырехъядерный Core i7-3820).