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ASRock 990FX Extreme9 Officially Supports AMD FX-9590

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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.
 
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The Asrock 990FX Fatality also supports the FX-9590 per Asrock but since it is discontinued they want folks to buy the Extreme9 which is the replacement for the Fatality model and quite similar.

The fact that either of these mobos supports the FX-9590 though originally designed for the FX-8350 supports the theory that the 220w advertised FX-9590 TDP is really the total power consumed and not the TDP which is 125w on the FX-8350. True TDP is probably ~165w on the FX-9590 based on those of us who have actually OC'ed the FX-8350 close to 5 GHz. and run them 24+ hours under P95.
 
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Ive got the fatality, its still avaible with some retailers but very rare. also an updated bios with it. the vrm section between the two are very alike.

but if i was to spend extreme9 prices id probably choose the CHVF.

and scores are pretty mediocre to be honest!
 
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Ive got the fatality, its still avaible with some retailers but very rare. also an updated bios with it. the vrm section between the two are very alike.

but if i was to spend extreme9 prices id probably choose the CHVF.

and scores are pretty mediocre to be honest!
Based on Asus's quality and customer support issues, I certainly would not be inclined to chose them over Asrock - and I have used both brands. Asrock is the best I have seen regarding customer support and they fix BIOS issues quickly. Asus is good at marketing hype but actual testing by numerous sources show their mobos do not OC any better than Gigabyte or Asrock thus people should buy whatever makes them happy as long as they aren't duped by meritless advertising claims and online shills.

Anyone in the know is aware that the benches don't tell the real story on AMD processors. If you want to see the real performance, run real applications as many benches are tailored specifically to generate optimum results on Intel CPUs and not show the true performance of AMD processors. This has been documented by a variety of sources but it's a dirty little industry secret that Intel and their supporters do not want consumers to know. This scam has been going on for years.
 
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i wasnt referring to the score vs intel, i was pointing at the score against other Amd cpu's

ive seen 8320s do better and ^^ now this guy on a 6 core.

(i know that the 9590 is stock)

lets not forget about the fact these boards have now been verified by AMD to handle this TDP which is good news for overclockers.
 
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I have a Phenom II X6 1100t sitting on a 990FX Extreme9. It clocked up higher than my old DFI 790FXb-m3h5 board. It's my first step out of DFI-land since before my DFI LanParty UT nForce3 250gb.
 
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