ASRock Z77 Extreme11 Mainboard Review: LGA 1155 Mainboard for Users with Many Drives
12 May 2013
Summary: This mainboard has unprecedentedly rich functionality, including unique support for a large number of SATA drives. Besides, it has a number of other advantages and very few drawbacks with one of them standing out among the rest.
Summary: I really don't think a lot has to be said about the ASRock Z77 Extreme11. The performance numbers speak for themselves, and the huge capacity for additional hardware, whether it be drives, VGAs, or anything else, is truly amazing, but all of that comes at the cost of higher overall power consumption. As the base of a huge media-editing rig or a BitCoin miner, the ASRock Z77 Extreme11 poses a great option that provides nearly every sort of capability you might need.
Pros: Packed with everything you need to physically overclock beyond the limit., Fantastic stock and overclock performance., Excellent accessories package., Wide-open BIOS ready for tweaking., 3-Way SLI and 4-Way CrossfireX on the Intel Z77X platform., Fully functional AMI UEFI BIOS that includes mouse support and support for 3 TB+ drives.
Cons: PLX PEX8474 active at all times., Onboard fan can draw hot air off the VGA cards in, causing higher system noise., No Intel Thunderbolt., Relatively high but justified price.
Excerpt: 17. That's the number of motherboards that ASRock currently have using the Z77 chipset. It's truly a massive amount of boards for one chipset, but the Z77 is a mainstream one and ASRock are known for making boards for so many categories. The chipset saw Nick Shih's first board in the Z77 OC Formula which did a fantastic job of impressing us.
Conclusion: Un'obiettiva e fedele analisi della ASRock Z77 Extreme11 deve a nostro avviso trovare nel prezzo di vendita, pari a circa 380€, una delle prime caratteristiche da enunciare e valutare, dato che è facile capire, come esso ne restringa fortemente la potenziale clientela a quei pochi appassionati o professionisti che non vogliono o non possono badare ad alcun compromesso, pur a costo di destinare un notevole budget per l'acquisto della scheda madre, a patto che questa...