Wednesday, June 4th 2014

ASRock Launches First Socket AM3+ Motherboard with M.2 Slot

ASRock updated its Fatal1ty branded socket AM3+ motherboard. The new ASRock 990FX Fatal1ty Killer gives AMD platform gamers most advancements in onboard connectivity. To begin with, the board is based on the AMD 990FX chipset, with SB950 southbridge. It draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS power connectors, and conditions it for the CPU with a 10-phase VRM. The CPU is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots, supporting up to 64 GB of dual-channel DDR3-2400 memory.

Expansion slots include two PCI-Express 2.0 x16 wired to the AMD 990FX northbridge, a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (electrical x4) wired to the southbridge; and two PCI-Express 2.0 x1 slots. Storage connectivity includes five SATA 6 Gb/s, and one M.2, with a combination of PCIe 2.0 x2 and SATA 6 Gb/s link layers. The board features Realtek's latest ALC1150 HDA CODEC, which boasts of 115 dBA SNR; equipped with ground-layer isolation, and a headphones amp. Wired networking is care of a Broadcom Killer E2200 controller. Four USB 3.0 ports, and gaming peripheral-optimized USB 2.0 ports (stabilized power); make for the rest of it. The board is driven by AMI Aptio UEFI BIOS, supporting Windows 8 Secure Boot.
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10 Comments on ASRock Launches First Socket AM3+ Motherboard with M.2 Slot

#1
The Quim Reaper
Well, at least the storage will be fast...even if the CPU isn't..:D
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#2
revanchrist
I thought 990FX Fatal1ty Killer is the world's first motherboard with M.2 socket when it was launched a few months ago? What now they relaunch the same board again?
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#3
Jorge
Actually the FX-8350 on the Fatality Pro or similar mobo is a very fast combo. Mine OC's reliably to 4.7 GHz. and performs just great. Many other folks report similar results so for the price it's a tough combo to beat.
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#4
Aderbas
Cool black and red combination now just a BLUE or GREEN mSATA pcb lol
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#5
theoneandonlymrk
Some on here got their 8350 way past 5ghz on the last 990fx fatality im very tempted to see just what this could do for my main rig's performance.
Which could open up a super silent htpc option for my steambox
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#7
Melvis
by: The Quim Reaper
Well, at least the storage will be fast...even if the CPU isn't..:D
Faster then what your running I bet?
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#8
Prima.Vera
by: Melvis
Faster then what your running I bet?
Sorry mate, but a gaming mobo should only have Intel CPUs....
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#9
n0tiert
by: Prima.Vera
Sorry mate, but a gaming mobo should only have Intel CPUs....
i´m glad the world ist not only Black & white

Fanboy talk sux
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#10
Melvis
by: Prima.Vera
Sorry mate, but a gaming mobo should only have Intel CPUs....
Nope, don't know where you got that crappy info from. No problems here with all games.
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