Thursday, July 22nd 2010

ASRock Designs 890FX and 890GX Based Deluxe4 Motherboards with More USB 3.0 Ports

Closely trailing last week's news of ASRock designing the P55 Extreme4 motherboard that has two sets of 2-port USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gb/s controllers, comes that of the 890FX-Deluxe4 and 890GX-Extreme4. As the names suggest, these motherboards will be based on the AMD 890FX and AMD 890GX chipsets, respectively, supporting socket AM3 processors. Unlike its P55-based counterpart, these boards feature two 2-port USB 3.0 controllers of which one gives out USB 3.0 front-panel header instead of two additional rear panel ports, and since the AMD SB850 southbridge already has a 6-port SATA 6 Gb/s RAID controller, there is only one additional 2-port SATA 6 Gb/s controller, upping the total number of 6 Gb/s ports to eight.

This apart, the 890FX-Deluxe4 and 890GX-Deluxe4 bear some resemblance to the 890FX-Deluxe3 and 890GX-Extreme3, respectively, in terms of board layout. The boards feature a 10-phase CPU VRM design, support ASRock Turbo UCC (gives Turbo boost to more than 3 cores on Phenom II X6), ASRock UCC (unlocks disabled cores on some X3, X2 processors), and memory ratio supported up to DDR3-1866 MHz by overclocking. The boards also support 3-way and 2-way ATI CrossFireX, and connectivity which includes 8+2 channel HD audio, gigabit Ethernet, and Firewire. Expect the new Extreme4 motherboards to reach stores in the coming few weeks.
Source: OCWorkbench
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5 Comments on ASRock Designs 890FX and 890GX Based Deluxe4 Motherboards with More USB 3.0 Ports

How would you guys rate this against the MSI 890FXA-GD70 or the Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD7?
One of the little touches I personally like on my MSI 790FX-GD70 is the blue phase indicator LEDs, which I know the 890FXA-GD70 also has; does this or the GA-890FXA-UD7 have any?
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Bird of Prey
Im not sure but I think Asrock is made by Asus so it should be pretty good.
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ASRock isn't the cheap bargain brand that they are often labeled to be. I have one of their 890fx boards myself and I love the thing. It has everything I could need.
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AsRock keeps getting better and better:toast:
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