• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

ASRock A75-Extreme6 AMD FM1 Fusion Motherboard Pictured

btarunr

Editor & Senior Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 9, 2007
Messages
34,335 (9.23/day)
Likes
17,427
Location
Hyderabad, India
System Name Long shelf-life potato
Processor Intel Core i7-4770K
Motherboard ASUS Z97-A
Cooling Xigmatek Aegir CPU Cooler
Memory 16GB Kingston HyperX Beast DDR3-1866
Video Card(s) 2x GeForce GTX 970 SLI
Storage ADATA SU800 512GB
Display(s) Samsung U28D590D 28-inch 4K
Case Cooler Master CM690 Window
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe
Power Supply Corsair HX850W
Mouse Razer Abyssus 2014
Keyboard Microsoft Sidewinder X4
Software Windows 10 Pro Creators Update
#1
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.

Show full news post
 
Last edited:
Joined
Apr 16, 2010
Messages
2,884 (1.03/day)
Likes
881
Location
Portugal
System Name _JP_'s Daily Driver
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 1700
Motherboard MSI X370 Gaming Plus
Cooling Noctua NH-C12P SE14 + NM-AM4 + NF-P14r
Memory 2x 8GB G.Skill Trident Z (F4-3200C16D-16GTZB)(Hynix)
Video Card(s) MSI AMD Radeon R9 280X Gaming
Storage HyperX Savage 240GB + KC300 240GB + 750EVO 500GB
Display(s) LG Flatron W2361V 23'' FHD
Case NOX Blaze
Audio Device(s) ASUS Xonar DX
Power Supply Corsair TX650M
Mouse Microsoft Comfort Mouse 4500
Keyboard Logitech Media Keyboard (PS/2)
Software Windows 10 x86-64 (1703)
#2
Looks nice. Reminds me of their 870 Extreme3 boards. I wonder how it will perform.
 
Joined
Jul 20, 2009
Messages
216 (0.07/day)
Likes
19
Processor Xeon E5 1650 V4
Motherboard MSI X99A SLI PLUS
Cooling HYPER 212 EVO
Memory 64gb DDR4 2133
Video Card(s) XFX RADEON RX 480 8GB
Storage Samsung PM951 512GB NVMe SSD
Display(s) LG 34" Ultrawide + AOC 27"
Power Supply EVGA 750 Watt
Mouse Logitech M280
Keyboard Dell SK-8135
#3
im guessing that since board manufacturers seem helbent on putting all these pci express x16 slots on these fusion boards that the apus will be about as powerfull as current generation phenom II x4
 

btarunr

Editor & Senior Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 9, 2007
Messages
34,335 (9.23/day)
Likes
17,427
Location
Hyderabad, India
System Name Long shelf-life potato
Processor Intel Core i7-4770K
Motherboard ASUS Z97-A
Cooling Xigmatek Aegir CPU Cooler
Memory 16GB Kingston HyperX Beast DDR3-1866
Video Card(s) 2x GeForce GTX 970 SLI
Storage ADATA SU800 512GB
Display(s) Samsung U28D590D 28-inch 4K
Case Cooler Master CM690 Window
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe
Power Supply Corsair HX850W
Mouse Razer Abyssus 2014
Keyboard Microsoft Sidewinder X4
Software Windows 10 Pro Creators Update
#4
im guessing that since board manufacturers seem helbent on putting all these pci express x16 slots on these fusion boards that the apus will be about as powerfull as current generation phenom II x4
A-Series APUs are definitely designed to be faster than Phenom II X6.
 
Joined
Dec 2, 2009
Messages
3,257 (1.11/day)
Likes
315
System Name Mercury KM-81
Processor Phenom II x4 B50
Motherboard ASUS M4A89GTD PRO
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper TX3
Memory 6GB Ram (4GBx1 Corsair 2GBx1 Nanya)
Video Card(s) PowerColor AX6770 V2.0
Storage 2TB WD Black, 1TB Hitachi, 500 GB WD Blue
Display(s) Philips 247E-LPH 24" 1920x1080
Case Mercury
Audio Device(s) Integrated Realtek
Power Supply Corsair 750TX
Software Windows 7 64-bit
Benchmark Scores Maybe it is time to benchmark :D
#5
Southbridge cooler is bigger than northbridge?!
LOL :D
 

rem82

New Member
Joined
May 4, 2011
Messages
51 (0.02/day)
Likes
6
System Name AMD LEO PLATFORM
Processor AMD PHENOM II X6 1055T O/C 4.0Ghz
Motherboard ASUS M4A87TD EVO (A870/SB850) (0307 BIOS)
Cooling SCYTHE MUGEN II 2100 REV.B with 2x120mm FAN
Memory 4X 2 KINGSTONE DDR3 1600mHZ 7/8/7/20/1T-1,65V (2X KHX1600C7D3K2/4GX)
Video Card(s) ASUS EAX6950 2Gb DDR5 unlock -> 6970
Storage OCZ VERTEX II 60Gb SATA II
Display(s) SAMSUNG SYNCMASTER T240 24"
Case ANTECK HUNDRED NINE BLACK
Audio Device(s) on board
Power Supply ENERMAX GALAXY 850Watt
Software WINDOWS 7 64bit ULTIMATE
#7
North-bridge is not in the motherboard but there is inside cpu !!

 
Last edited:

faramir

New Member
Joined
May 20, 2011
Messages
203 (0.08/day)
Likes
27
#8
A-Series APUs are definitely designed to be faster than Phenom II X6.
Except that they're definitely not. They are designed to be a touch faster than Athlon II X2/X4 respectively at same clock speed, provided that GPU portion of the APU is not wasting any memory bandwidth. In tests/situations where Phenoms II do better than Athlons II (due to their L3 cache), these are also going to suffer. These are OEM's dream, better balance of CPU and GPU performance versus Intel, provided that the price is right. Nothing to write home about for enthusiasts who have been using Phenoms II until now though.

When used in a propper APU configuration (= GPU portion doing its job) they're likely to be a tad slower than their corresponding Athlon II counterparts, coupled to slightly lamer version of HD555 which is what makes me wonder why we're seeing ATX-format multiple-physical-PCIe-x16-slot boards for this platform. Anybody planning to use discrete graphics is not likely to go for a CPU that can barely match the performance of three years old chips. This is where Bulldozer comes in for AMD but that still doesn't explain these overpopulated motherboards from Asrock, ECS and others.
 

rem82

New Member
Joined
May 4, 2011
Messages
51 (0.02/day)
Likes
6
System Name AMD LEO PLATFORM
Processor AMD PHENOM II X6 1055T O/C 4.0Ghz
Motherboard ASUS M4A87TD EVO (A870/SB850) (0307 BIOS)
Cooling SCYTHE MUGEN II 2100 REV.B with 2x120mm FAN
Memory 4X 2 KINGSTONE DDR3 1600mHZ 7/8/7/20/1T-1,65V (2X KHX1600C7D3K2/4GX)
Video Card(s) ASUS EAX6950 2Gb DDR5 unlock -> 6970
Storage OCZ VERTEX II 60Gb SATA II
Display(s) SAMSUNG SYNCMASTER T240 24"
Case ANTECK HUNDRED NINE BLACK
Audio Device(s) on board
Power Supply ENERMAX GALAXY 850Watt
Software WINDOWS 7 64bit ULTIMATE
#9
A-Series APUs are definitely designed to be faster than Phenom II X6.

No!!! Bulldozers (8-core, 6-core & 4-core) are designed to be faster than Phenom II X6 !!!!

A8-3850 is the best APU from AMD at 2,9Ghz and she has the same performance with PHENOM II X4 840 και PHENOM II X4 925 because she has not L3 CACHE !!!
 

rem82

New Member
Joined
May 4, 2011
Messages
51 (0.02/day)
Likes
6
System Name AMD LEO PLATFORM
Processor AMD PHENOM II X6 1055T O/C 4.0Ghz
Motherboard ASUS M4A87TD EVO (A870/SB850) (0307 BIOS)
Cooling SCYTHE MUGEN II 2100 REV.B with 2x120mm FAN
Memory 4X 2 KINGSTONE DDR3 1600mHZ 7/8/7/20/1T-1,65V (2X KHX1600C7D3K2/4GX)
Video Card(s) ASUS EAX6950 2Gb DDR5 unlock -> 6970
Storage OCZ VERTEX II 60Gb SATA II
Display(s) SAMSUNG SYNCMASTER T240 24"
Case ANTECK HUNDRED NINE BLACK
Audio Device(s) on board
Power Supply ENERMAX GALAXY 850Watt
Software WINDOWS 7 64bit ULTIMATE
#10
This is where Bulldozer comes in for AMD but that still doesn't explain these overpopulated motherboards from Asrock, ECS and others.
The same socket & same mobos will work with APUs REV. B = APU with bulldozer core !!! :) Llano has new ΙMC --> 1866Μhz ddr3 , better clock speed !!
 

btarunr

Editor & Senior Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 9, 2007
Messages
34,335 (9.23/day)
Likes
17,427
Location
Hyderabad, India
System Name Long shelf-life potato
Processor Intel Core i7-4770K
Motherboard ASUS Z97-A
Cooling Xigmatek Aegir CPU Cooler
Memory 16GB Kingston HyperX Beast DDR3-1866
Video Card(s) 2x GeForce GTX 970 SLI
Storage ADATA SU800 512GB
Display(s) Samsung U28D590D 28-inch 4K
Case Cooler Master CM690 Window
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe
Power Supply Corsair HX850W
Mouse Razer Abyssus 2014
Keyboard Microsoft Sidewinder X4
Software Windows 10 Pro Creators Update
#11
Except that they're definitely not. They are designed to be a touch faster than Athlon II X2/X4 respectively at same clock speed, provided that GPU portion of the APU is not wasting any memory bandwidth.
They definitely are. Quad-core A-Series APUs are designed to compete with Sandy Bridge dual-core and lower-end Sandy Bridge quad-core. That automatically makes it faster than Phenom II X4, X6.
 

rem82

New Member
Joined
May 4, 2011
Messages
51 (0.02/day)
Likes
6
System Name AMD LEO PLATFORM
Processor AMD PHENOM II X6 1055T O/C 4.0Ghz
Motherboard ASUS M4A87TD EVO (A870/SB850) (0307 BIOS)
Cooling SCYTHE MUGEN II 2100 REV.B with 2x120mm FAN
Memory 4X 2 KINGSTONE DDR3 1600mHZ 7/8/7/20/1T-1,65V (2X KHX1600C7D3K2/4GX)
Video Card(s) ASUS EAX6950 2Gb DDR5 unlock -> 6970
Storage OCZ VERTEX II 60Gb SATA II
Display(s) SAMSUNG SYNCMASTER T240 24"
Case ANTECK HUNDRED NINE BLACK
Audio Device(s) on board
Power Supply ENERMAX GALAXY 850Watt
Software WINDOWS 7 64bit ULTIMATE
#12
They definitely are. Quad-core A-Series APUs are designed to compete with Sandy Bridge dual-core and lower-end Sandy Bridge quad-core. That automatically makes it faster than Phenom II X4, X6.
They speaks for CPU + GPU performance in the same $$$$$$ !!!

A8-3850 is (4-CORE LIano +HD 6550 = APU) is better than PHENOM II X4 810 + discrete HD4350 in the same price

 
Last edited:
Joined
Mar 26, 2010
Messages
7,646 (2.71/day)
Likes
1,983
Location
Jakarta, Indonesia
System Name micropage7
Processor Intel G4400
Motherboard MSI B150M Bazooka D3
Cooling Stock ( Lapped )
Memory 16 Gb Team Xtreem DDR3
Video Card(s) Nvidia GTX460
Storage Seagate 1 TB, 5oo Gb and SSD A-Data 128 Gb
Display(s) LG 19 inch LCD Wide Screen
Case HP dx6120 MT
Audio Device(s) Stock
Power Supply Be Quiet 600 Watt
Software Windows 7 64-bit
Benchmark Scores Classified
#13
you know, im kinda tired of these scheme, why dont they choose colorful one?
 

Nesters

New Member
Joined
Nov 21, 2010
Messages
121 (0.05/day)
Likes
26
#14
They definitely are. Quad-core A-Series APUs are designed to compete with Sandy Bridge dual-core and lower-end Sandy Bridge quad-core. That automatically makes it faster than Phenom II X4, X6.
Last year they said Llano will have ~90% CPU horsepower of the mainstream CPUs in 2010 (and they're most likely referring to Athlon II lineup there because Llano has Stars cores and lack L3 cache).
 

faramir

New Member
Joined
May 20, 2011
Messages
203 (0.08/day)
Likes
27
#15
They definitely are. Quad-core A-Series APUs are designed to compete with Sandy Bridge dual-core and lower-end Sandy Bridge quad-core. That automatically makes it faster than Phenom II X4, X6.
As other have pointed out this refers to combined (CPU+GPU) performance in tests where GPU performance is relevant (mainly games). With relatively strong GPU portion (compared to Sandy Bridge at least) this is likely to happen - both Llano and Sandy Bridge will equally suck in modern games but will be able to run games from 2006 smoothly - Llano much more so than the Sandy Bridge thanks to better GPU and drivers.

As I said before: perfect product for OEMs such as HP/Dell/etc. who now sell desktops with integrated graphics by truckloads, enabling Intel to clinch so unrealistically high portion of the GPU market (considering how crappy Intel's IGPs are).

As for CPU portion of the upcoming Llano alone I'm afraid there is no way that the marginally improved Athlon II with Turbo is going to compete with Sandy Bridge on even terms. According to what litte information we have seen so far even the top of the line 8-core (4-module) Bulldozer can barely compete with i7 2600K.
 
Joined
Jan 4, 2011
Messages
188 (0.07/day)
Likes
9
#16
board looks like a winner, I wonder what asus and gigabyte will come out with.
feature rich and high quality so when the next gen fusion comes out the board will still be good for it.
 

araditus

New Member
Joined
Feb 22, 2009
Messages
172 (0.05/day)
Likes
25
Location
Oklahoma
#17
According to what litte information we have seen so far even the top of the line 8-core (4-module) Bulldozer can barely compete with i7 2600K.
Show your information, now, or hush, afaik bulldozer numbers are so wrapped up its r-e-diculous and you better not link some taiwan site with no credibility either, becuase I know how to photoshop to get hits too. Don't speculate that hard fanboy

ontopic board looks cool, but I dont get the point, for that amount of space you can do much better, I thought APU was for kiosks and micro type applications or oems looking to provide great performance to the avergae user under 400$ or something
 
Joined
Feb 19, 2009
Messages
661 (0.21/day)
Likes
84
Location
I live in Norway, in the province Buskerud.
System Name 2 sys spec seperated by "|"
Processor R7 1700 | Xeon 2680
Motherboard Asus | HP Z620
Cooling Water | Air
Memory 64gb | 128 gb
Video Card(s) EK-FC - RX Vega 64 | quadro K4000\GTX970
Storage Many SSD's
Display(s) AOC 28" 4K something
Case Corsair Carbide 88R
Power Supply Corsair HX750
Mouse G500
Keyboard TT Meka G1
Software Ubuntu 17.10 - 4.14 AMDGPU
#18
Show your information, now, or hush, afaik bulldozer numbers are so wrapped up its r-e-diculous and you better not link some taiwan site with no credibility either, becuase I know how to photoshop to get hits too. Don't speculate that hard fanboy

ontopic board looks cool, but I dont get the point, for that amount of space you can do much better, I thought APU was for kiosks and micro type applications or oems looking to provide great performance to the avergae user under 400$ or something
What I know is that "oems" say that servers it will live up to its name, but thats servers, magny cours is still rocking quite good, but comes at a price though.
We got a month to go, 10 days till leaks start comming I guess.

lliano can give you loaads of performance on mini-itx and possibly smaller boards, the transition away from ATX and such is ongoing, I see more and more m-atx systems around, myself running micro-atx without any comprimise.
1055T and 5850 crossfire, I could easily gone sandy 2600K with 6970CF or even GTX580 sli, clocking is limited though.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jun 11, 2008
Messages
496 (0.14/day)
Likes
115
System Name Epsilon
Processor A12-9800E 35watts
Motherboard MSI Grenade AM4
Cooling Stock
Memory 2x4GB DDR4 2400 Kingston Hyper X
Video Card(s) Radeon R7 (IGP / APU)
Storage Samsung Spinpoint F1
Display(s) AOC 29" Ultra wide
Case Generic
Power Supply Antec Earthwatts 380w
Software Windows 10
#19
2 things to say:

1: This is good: 8 SATA ports, no IDE, no Floppy.
2: It has VGA connector, AND just in case, crossfire :) so GPU upgradeability is there.

Sorry my ignorance but, can you tell me if the GPU portion of the APU would run firestream/quadro stuff? or is it just non-pro gaming GPU? Also... will microsoft just integrate the GPU instruction set into their kernel, bringing some extra power or it will only work just as a GPU...?
 
Joined
Feb 19, 2009
Messages
661 (0.21/day)
Likes
84
Location
I live in Norway, in the province Buskerud.
System Name 2 sys spec seperated by "|"
Processor R7 1700 | Xeon 2680
Motherboard Asus | HP Z620
Cooling Water | Air
Memory 64gb | 128 gb
Video Card(s) EK-FC - RX Vega 64 | quadro K4000\GTX970
Storage Many SSD's
Display(s) AOC 28" 4K something
Case Corsair Carbide 88R
Power Supply Corsair HX750
Mouse G500
Keyboard TT Meka G1
Software Ubuntu 17.10 - 4.14 AMDGPU
#20
2 things to say:

1: This is good: 8 SATA ports, no IDE, no Floppy.
2: It has VGA connector, AND just in case, crossfire :) so GPU upgradeability is there.

Sorry my ignorance but, can you tell me if the GPU portion of the APU would run firestream/quadro stuff? or is it just non-pro gaming GPU? Also... will microsoft just integrate the GPU instruction set into their kernel, bringing some extra power or it will only work just as a GPU...?
It will support opencl and alike, so no issues running it, it's speed is its limit.
 
Joined
Dec 2, 2009
Messages
3,257 (1.11/day)
Likes
315
System Name Mercury KM-81
Processor Phenom II x4 B50
Motherboard ASUS M4A89GTD PRO
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper TX3
Memory 6GB Ram (4GBx1 Corsair 2GBx1 Nanya)
Video Card(s) PowerColor AX6770 V2.0
Storage 2TB WD Black, 1TB Hitachi, 500 GB WD Blue
Display(s) Philips 247E-LPH 24" 1920x1080
Case Mercury
Audio Device(s) Integrated Realtek
Power Supply Corsair 750TX
Software Windows 7 64-bit
Benchmark Scores Maybe it is time to benchmark :D
#22
What is going to be its price?
 
Joined
Feb 19, 2009
Messages
661 (0.21/day)
Likes
84
Location
I live in Norway, in the province Buskerud.
System Name 2 sys spec seperated by "|"
Processor R7 1700 | Xeon 2680
Motherboard Asus | HP Z620
Cooling Water | Air
Memory 64gb | 128 gb
Video Card(s) EK-FC - RX Vega 64 | quadro K4000\GTX970
Storage Many SSD's
Display(s) AOC 28" 4K something
Case Corsair Carbide 88R
Power Supply Corsair HX750
Mouse G500
Keyboard TT Meka G1
Software Ubuntu 17.10 - 4.14 AMDGPU
#23
What is going to be its price?
cheaper than 870 boards due to no northbridge.
the rest comes down to how fast fusion and popularity, better it is, more expensive, there is no telling really...

am2+ was really expensive till phenom II wasnt competetive (yes it was very much competetive, for about 3 months)
 

faramir

New Member
Joined
May 20, 2011
Messages
203 (0.08/day)
Likes
27
#24
Show your information, now, or hush, afaik bulldozer numbers are so wrapped up its r-e-diculous and you better not link some taiwan site with no credibility either, becuase I know how to photoshop to get hits too. Don't speculate that hard fanboy
I was referring to the information posted by DonanimHaber, including pricing charts. It is publically avaliable. Feel free to look it up and let us know what conclusions you draw from it.

As for your derogatory remarks, well, whatever tickles your fancy ;)
 

araditus

New Member
Joined
Feb 22, 2009
Messages
172 (0.05/day)
Likes
25
Location
Oklahoma
#25
I was referring to the information posted by DonanimHaber, including pricing charts. It is publically avaliable. Feel free to look it up and let us know what conclusions you draw from it.

As for your derogatory remarks, well, whatever tickles your fancy ;)
Saw the article you are reffering to, the word "rumor" is in the title of the page, nice try though.

"I can't vouch for the reputation of this website, but if this is true I'll be one of the first in line to buy this monster!"

is the opening line for the piece, lol you made my day thanks! :p