Wouldn't it be great if your computer's CPU could be pushed over 5Ghz with no sweat? Unfortunately, not all CPUs are packed with enough punch to deliver insanely high frequencies. Moreover, you can't expect all motherboards to withstand such overwhelming power and heat. Luckily, AMD has just released its 5GHz FX-9000 Series CPUs and a list of minimum system requirements for building an AMD certified 5GHz computing monster, and ASRock's 990FX Extreme9 is no doubt one of the best choices for this arduous yet rewarding task. It isn't easy to be enlisted in the AMD FX 5 GHz support list. ASRock's flagship model 990FX Extreme9 has passed several tests to determine its build quality, and also proved itself worthy of recommendation through various benchmark tests. With a 990FX Extreme9 motherboard and AMD FX-9590 processor, first we've reached a high score of 8.55 on Cinebench R11.5, which is a whopping 25% increase compared to the former FX-8350! Next in line, 990FX Extreme9 passed Super PI 1MB test by 18.377 seconds. And then it rocketed up to 18894 points on PC Mark Vantage's PC Mark score, summing up to a huge 15.31% boost, and rocked PC Mark 8 (Home score) with 4777 points. Lastly the VGA performance was satisfying too, with a total of p38038 points on 3D Mark Vantage (Performance). ASRock 990FX Extreme9 possesses multiple high end features, such as its Premium Gold Caps, Multiple Filter Caps, Dual Stack MOSFETs, Digi Power, 12+2 Power Phase design and Hi-Density Power Connectors, all functioning together to provide an excellent environment for extreme overclocking. Meanwhile, the four PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots support both 3-Way CrossFireX and 3-Way SLI, and ASRock's exclusive X-Boost technology automatically overclocks the system for up to 116% performance boost. With these strong features, no wonder it can pass 5Ghz with ease. For more information, and BIOS updates, visit the product page.