Monday, January 12th 2009

ASRock Core i7 ''SuperComputer'' Motherboard Announced

First unveiled in November of last year here, ASRock's "SuperComputer" motherboard has finally made it to retail. Click here for further details.


Features and Specifications
- Intel Socket 1366 Core i7 Processor Extreme Edition / Core i7 Processor Supports Intel Dynamic Speed Technology
- System Bus up to 6400 MT/s; Intel QuickPath Interconnect
ASRock DuraCap (2.5 x longer life time), 100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
- Intel X58 + ICH10R Chipsets
- Supports Triple Channel DDR3 2000(OC)/1866(OC)/1600(OC)/1333(OC)/1066 (6 x DIMM slots), non-ECC, un-buffered memory, Max. capacity up to 24GB
- Supports DDR3 ECC, buffered memory with Intel Workstation 1S Xeon processors 3500 series
- Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
- 4 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots (blue @ x8 / x16 mode, orange @ x8 / N/A mode) (Double-wide slot spacing between each PCI-E slot)
- Supports ATI CrossFireX, Quad CrossFireX
- Supports NVIDIA Quad SLI, 3-Way SLI and SLI
- Supports NVIDIA Tesla Personal Supercomputer with three Tesla and one Quadro graphics cards
- Dual GLAN with Teaming function : 2 x PCIE Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
- 6 x SATAII 3.0 Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID10, RAID 5 and Intel Matrix Storage), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug functions * 2 SATAII 3.0 Gb/s connectors can be used as eSATAII connectors
- Supports 2 x IEEE1394 ports (one port on back panel, one header on board)
- Supports ASRock Instant Boot
- Supports Smart BIOS, ASRock OC Tuner, Intelligent Energy Saver
- 7.1 CH Windows Vista Premium Level HD Audio with Content Protection, supports DAC with 110dB dynamic range (ALC890 Audio Codec), DTS (Digital Theater Systems) support
- Windows Vista Premium 2008 Logo Ready
- Free Bundle: 2 x ASRock XFire_Bridge_3S Cards, 1 x ASRock SLI Bridge, 1 x ASRock SLI_Bridge_3S Card, 1 x ASRock 3-Way SLI Bridge Card
- I/O Panel : 1 x Coaxial SPDIF Out Port, 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port, 7 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports (1 USB 2.0 port shared with eSATAII port), 2 x RJ-45 LAN Ports with LED, 1 x IEEE 1394 PortSource: ASRock
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51 Comments on ASRock Core i7 ''SuperComputer'' Motherboard Announced

#1
Basard
whats funny is that it's already obsolete....

very nice though.
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#2
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: Basard
whats funny is that it's already obsolete....

very nice though.
I don't see how its obsolete although I guess since its asrock, from my experience they're motherboards tend to break alot.
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#3
tcorbyn
ASrock sucks! When was the last time they made anything worth spending more than a tenner on? They got some balls calling one of their motherboards "supercomputer".... :shadedshu
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#4
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: tcorbyn
ASrock sucks! When was the last time they made anything worth spending more than a tenner on? They got some balls calling one of their motherboards "supercomputer".... :shadedshu
It probably still works though except if you were to try oc, it would be a supernova.
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#5

I guess a very cheap i5 Asrock board would make more sense than this i7 CF board.
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#6
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
Actualy now I think about it this board would be similar in design to asus' boards because asrock is a subsidary. So asus can use this board for subpar components and sell it at a budget price point.
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#7
MRCL
At least you can hook up four dual-cooler GPUs, that's nice.
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#8
Gam'ster
Coming from asrock the boards pretty well layed out tbh and its a budget brand, Aslong as it comes with a budget price....its win....i guess.
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#9

where`s the agp slot LOL
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#10
Gam'ster
by: Skitzoid
where`s the agp slot LOL
:roll:
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#11
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: Skitzoid
where`s the agp slot LOL
Asrock are still using pci for graphic connectors, why do you think there are 3 on the board already :) tri sli pci style.
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#13
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
i love how everyone is dissing this mobo.

everyone does know that ECS held the i7 oc wr for awhile with their x58 board correct?
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#15
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: cdawall
i love how everyone is dissing this mobo.

everyone does know that ECS held the i7 oc wr for awhile with their x58 board correct?
Well to be perfectly honest they aren't ecs and they don't have the best reputation either. This is their high end board and it is probably upto spec with any other asus board these days, except sold at a budget.
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#16
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: DrPepper
Well to be perfectly honest they aren't ecs and they don't have the best reputation either. This is their high end board and it is probably upto spec with any other asus board these days, except sold at a budget.
i was just pointing out when the ECS came out every one was gaga eyes and with asrock they are all boo
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#17
J-Man
Worst brand ever.
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#18
lollerskater69
Actually ASROCK is a decent brand. They are reliable, but not too great of overclockers from my experience.
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#19
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: lollerskater69
Actually ASROCK is a decent brand. They are reliable, but not too great of overclockers from my experience.
maybe it was just your PSU? sometime cheap ones with unstable rails wont put enough juice out to keep boards happy for oc'ing
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#20
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: cdawall
i was just pointing out when the ECS came out every one was gaga eyes and with asrock they are all boo
I know and I was explaing the booing :p It seems that negative impressions come from people who have posted something negative about it. For example I didn't get a phenom because I heard so much negativity about it because the majority of people come on these forums to post about technical problems they have with it or it isn't as fast as what they thought it would be so it gives off a negative impression while if everyone who was satisfied with their phenom came on and made threads about how much an improvement it had been over their last cpu it would create a positive image of it. So what I'm basically saying is all this negativity is because we have seen people experienced problems or we have ourselves and this adds to a bad image of the item. I hope this makes sense :D
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#21
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
i have one currently and it runs great lol
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#22
lollerskater69
by: cdawall
maybe it was just your PSU? sometime cheap ones with unstable rails wont put enough juice out to keep boards happy for oc'ing
I was running a 450 watt with an 8500gt. Couln't have been too bad.

If this board can at least net a 3.8 ghz OC i'd buy it.
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#23
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: cdawall
i have one currently and it runs great lol
and in contrast I've had three and they all died. All of them because of overclocking which is not covered by the warrenty but it does make me want to avoid them if I plan on overclocking. Despite that though they worked fine and well spec'd for the price I paid.
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#24
r9
+10 on worst brand ever :D (PChip and Soltek are also)
The guy at Asrock that designs color of the board is telling us something - THAT IS COLOR BLIND :D
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#25
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
some Soltek boards were the best boards ever (there AXP Nforce 2 mobo for example)
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