Conclusion: Where do I start? This board has been a real pleasure to work with. With the onboard power, reset and clear CMOS buttons this board is really geared for the enthusiast market. This board’s UEFI BIOS was very easy to use and navigate within. It’s one of the nicer UEFIs that we’ve seen so far. ASRock even future proofed this board with support for PCI Express 3.0 support. This feature won’t be accessible until Intel’s Ivy processors come out.
Conclusion: I got this board quite a while back and I got busy with the new year projects. I certainly had hoped to have a blast testing this board, and in fact I thought it would surely be a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED board but as you can see by now it’s a huge disappointment. No one would pay RM 1,000 for a feature-rich motherboard and not overclock it, unless the person is super rich and decides to buy a board that he / she doesn’t know how to utilize.
ASRock Z68 Extreme 7 Gen 3 LGA 1155 Motherboard Review
1 December 2011
Excerpt: Our test bench has seen a flood of Z68-based enthusiast motherboards this fall and ASRock added their flagship Z68 Extreme 7 Gen 3 board to the top of the pile for testing. The Extreme 7 Gen 3 pulls out all the stops for extreme enthusiasts and ultra overclockers by arming this board with next-gen PCI-E 3.0 support and an NVIDIA NF200 chip to allow users to run dual graphics cards at PCI-E x16/x16 mode and three graphics cards at x16/x8/x8 respectively.
Excerpt: 2011 is proving to be an exciting year for electronics innovation. This year Intel has released a new family of visually smart 32nm processors, ATI launched the 6000 series of its graphics card line-up, AMD launched its Llano APU and is set to premiere Bulldozer, HP released – then stopped production of it’s touchpad tablets, and cell phones went 3D. In all the chaos of new world records sometimes the most important players on the team are less recognized. The modern...
Excerpt: Even before I took over the Motherboard category here at TweakTown, I'd been using ASRock boards for a while since my VGA and RAM testbeds both used them. ASRock make some great boards, but there was always one little problem with them. Aesthetically they never looked great and considering what a shallow world we live in these days, the overall look of the boards were probably a little bit of a downer for some people.
Excerpt: This year we have seen ASRock launch an attack on the high end market with a steady stream of quality motherboards for both AMD and Intel platforms. I use several of their boards myself at home and have found them to be very reliable and extremely straightforward to overclock. Today we are looking at their new Z68 Extreme 7 Gen 3 product which combines a fully loaded feature list with an eye popping appearance.
Excerpt: Mit dem Extreme7 Gen3 hat ASRock ein neues High-End-Mainboard für Intels Sockel 1155 Prozessoren im Programm. So wurde diese mit zahlreichen Features ausgestattet. Hinzu kommt ein attraktives Design. Im Folgenden werden wir klären ob das Board auch wirklich zu überzeugen vermag.
Summary: ASRock hat mit dem Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 ein überzeugendes Board geschaffen, welches sich im Sockel-1155-Bereich zur Spitzenklasse zählen kann. Es bietet eine sehr gute Ausstattung, gute Performance im Bereich Overclocking und hohe Stabilität. Die Auslegung auf einen Multi-GPU-Betrieb mit drei Grafikkarten wurde gut und konsequent umgesetzt.
Cons: Preis, hoher Stromverbrauch, Flexibilität auf Seiten der Grafikkarten-Konfiguration schränkt die Peripherieseite etwas ein (vergleichsweise wenig PCIe-Slots für Erweiterungskarten)