Friday, July 15th 2011

ASRock Unveils Fatal1ty 990FX Professional Motherboard

ASRock unveiled the first Fatal1ty-branded AMD platform product, a premium motherboard based on the AMD 990FX chipset, ready for AMD FX series processors in the AM3+ package. The board sports the signature Fatal1ty color scheme of black and red, and is geared for high-end gaming PCs. The AM3+ socket is powered by a 14-phase digital PWM power design, which is ready for even 140W chips. It is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots supporting dual-channel DDR3 with speeds of over 2000 MHz by overclocking.

Two of the unique selling points here is ASRock Fatal1ty XFast USB, a pair of low-latency and high-polling USB ports to plug in your gaming mouse and keyboard; and XFast LAN, which is a software layer that works to lower latency and prioritize internet bandwidth to applications. To top it off, there's a Fatal1ty-themed UEFI setup program that features some extra advanced settings.

Expansion slots include three PCI-Express x16, of which two are PCI-Express 2.0 x16 wired to the 990FX northbridge, while the third one is electrical PCI-Express 2.0 x4 wired to the SB950 southbridge. AMD CrossFireX and NVIDIA SLI are supported. Other slots include two each of PCI-E 2.0 x1 and PCI. Storage connectivity includes six SATA 6 Gb/s with RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5, 10 support; and two eSATA 6 Gb/s. There are six USB 3.0 ports, two on the rear panel, four by headers. ASRock bundles a nifty 3.5" front-panel that extends two USB 3.0 ports to the front of the case, and also doubles up as a 2.5" drive tray to install SSDs on. Other connectivity includes 8-channel HD audio driven by Realtek ALC892 featuring THX TruStudio, two gigabit Ethernet controllers featuring XFast LAN, two XFast USB 2.0 ports (red), and FireWire. ASRock did not give out pricing or availability information.
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40 Comments on ASRock Unveils Fatal1ty 990FX Professional Motherboard

#1
TheGuruStud
Why did asus bother making a budget brand if they're going to churn out high end boards that compete directly with their asus brand?

Dee Dee Dee
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#2
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: ASRockIQ
that's the smartest statement i've read all month :respect: and it's true. Graphics Cards do need there space Lol
You work for ASRock, or jsut like thier products? ASKing because of your UID.
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#4
Hotobu
Who gives a shit about the name of the board. Just think of it as a line of products, or don't. These boards have great features for the price.

by: TheGuruStud
Why did asus bother making a budget brand if they're going to churn out high end boards that compete directly with their asus brand?

Dee Dee Dee
They're no longer a subsidiary. ASRock is its own company.
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#5
TheGuruStud
by: Hotobu
Who gives a shit about the name of the board. Just think of it as a line of products, or don't. These boards have great features for the price.



They're no longer a subsidiary. ASRock is its own company.
When did that happen :mad: :o
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#6
eidairaman1
what Id like to see is some Numbers from this board in comparison to Asus, MSI and Gigabyte.

I mean this is the Second Board Im Liking the Layout for
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#7
NAVI_Z
by: v12dock
Why does this Fatal1ty crap still exist... :shadedshu
whats wrong with the Fatality series???:wtf:
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#8
Hotobu
by: NAVI_Z
whats wrong with the Fatality series???:wtf:
Tech hipsters
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#9
caleb
Harry Potter board that would be some theme !
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#10
[H]@RD5TUFF
Argh I am so sick of this gimmicky branding.:banghead:
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#11
eidairaman1
i really dont even look at the name itself, i look at feature set and its performance numbers and layout, I dont care what name is on it as long as it performs well
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#13
_JP_
I honestly think their 990FX Extreme4 is better than this one. But that's my opinion.
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#14
eidairaman1
by: _JP_
I honestly think their 990FX Extreme4 is better than this one. But that's my opinion.
exact same board, diff color scheme n additional goodies in the f board
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#15
pantherx12
by: NAVI_Z
whats wrong with the Fatality series???:wtf:
This

(A cooler that zalman already had out, re-branded, I don't think it helped sales)


Most of the stuff he throws his name onto seems like rubbish to me.

Generally if I see his name on it I avoid it :laugh:
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