Friday, May 20th 2011

ASRock A75-Extreme6 AMD FM1 Fusion Motherboard Pictured

ASRock just couldn't hold its rocks. The third-largest motherboard company released the first picture of its upcoming socket FM1 motherboard that supports AMD's upcoming performance A-series accelerated processing units. The ASRock A75 Extreme6 as it's called, is based on AMD's Hudson-D3 A75 single-chip chipset. With the northbridge component completely relocated to the APU die, what's left of the chipset is a little more than a southbridge. The 905-pin socket is significantly different from the 940-odd pin sockets from AMD in recent times, though its cooler retention brackets haven't essentially changed. So most AM3-supportive coolers should fit on FM1.

The FM1 socket is powered by a 10-phase VRM, it is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots for dual-channel DDR3-1866 MHz memory support; and to two of the three PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots. The first two PCI-E x16 slots switch to electrical x8 when both are populated. The third slot is electrical x4, and wired to the chipset. Expect a big chop in CPU to discrete GPU latencies. Other slots include one PCI-E x1, and three PCI.
Storage connectivity includes eight internal SATA 6 Gb/s ports, two eSATA, six USB 3.0 ports (four at rear-panel, two by header). Display connectivity (remember, on-chip power GPU is the key selling point of this platform), includes DVI, HDMI 1.4a, and D-Sub. Other connectivity features include 8+2 channel HD audio, gigabit Ethernet, and FireWire. Expect this board to be out in mid-June. High resolution of the above picture can be found here.Source: SweClockers
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29 Comments on ASRock A75-Extreme6 AMD FM1 Fusion Motherboard Pictured

#1
jalex3
pardon my ignorance but can some please tell me were a 6550 sit compared to a 4850?
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#2
Nesters
Far behind - ~2x less shaders, lower clock, bandwidth etc...

If you're gaming, it's not for you.
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#3
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Very nice. I Didnt think the APU boards were going to come with more than 1, maybe 2 PCIE x16 slots.
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#4
Imsochobo
Nesters said:
Far behind - ~2x less shaders, lower clock, bandwidth etc...

If you're gaming, it's not for you.
starcraft 2 will work, casual gaming will work, its a small step, but a huge step for casual gaming! :toast:
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