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ASRock Announces the Release of its Top Tier Z77 Extreme11 Motherboard

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For those who haven't taken a leap to Intel's Z77 and Ivy Bridge combo yet, either you're cultivating self discipline or you're planning to prey upon something big. Well, now is the big moment, because ASRock is releasing its beastlike Z77 Extreme11!

This tiptop motherboard has 8 SAS2/SATA3 connectors supported by an LSI SAS2308 PCIe 3.0 x8 controller. For extreme graphics, 3-Way SLI/4-Way CrossFireX is supported via a PLX PEX 8747 bridge. The LAN solution is also tempting. Two Intel LAN chips to support dual LAN and teaming, while there's also a 2T2R Dual Band WiFi & Bluetooth 4.0 module and a bundled Wi-SB Box. Specially designed for computer enthusiasts, Z77 Extreme11 possesses unbeatable hardware and extreme powers waiting to be unleashed.

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we already knew asrock has released z77 oc formula (compete with asus rog maximus v formula), and right now they are releasing z77 extreme11, zomg, i think this board will snip enthusiast consumer over asus rog maximus v z77 extreme.

awesome board indeed :respect:
 
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*Doing the snoopy dance*
Couple of points:
Could be more "phasy", that stupid 40MM fan - not modular, must go. Hope the PCIE wiring isnt as bad as it was on ex9, super-bad Molex placing once again, Holy shmidt dat amount of SATA ports.
 
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#4
Amazing! Want! It says for 2nd and 3rd intel i5/i7 processors? Is my i5 2500K compatible?

Yet, I wonder about all the software gimmicks offered by AsRock:
- ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU): latest version still crashes on my Asrock P67 X6
- ASRock Instant Boot: is w8 feature not Asrock
- ASRock Instant Flash: ... ?
- ASRock APP Charger: good but manuals do not say which of the 12 USB ports is for charging!
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- ASRock XFast LAN: ?
- ASRock XFast RAM: ?
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- ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard): ?
- ASRock Internet Flash: ?
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- ASRock Dehumidifier Function: oh Taiwanese! :slap:
- Lucid Virtu Universal MVP: LOOKS PROMISING, got to study this one
- ASRock Interactive UEFI: yeah, old by now
- ASRock Easy RAID Installer
- ASRock Fast Boot: "fast boot", "instant boot", maybe Xfast boot, what more?
- ASRock Restart to UEFI: cool
 
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And this Lucid Virtua MVP? Sounds good. Do you connect your monitor to the mobo or to the GPU? Or does it come with a bridge cable (not seen so far)?
 
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Man seeing this thing makes me wish I had not sold my HAF-X, on the other hand seeing the sheer volume of feature and accessories, makes my back happy that I did.:D
 
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#9
- ASRock XFast USB: ?
- ASRock XFast LAN: ?
- ASRock XFast RAM: ?
XFast USB is supposed to speed up transfer rates beyond rated speeds on USB3.0. It...more or less works. I have the option on mine but I finally just trashed it because it kept conflicting with USB2.0 devices and well, my one USB3 device didn't always mount via the USB3 ports anyways. Basically what happens is the software kicks into the turbo mode on any connection. I even had it doing it after I told it to stay in normal for 2.0. So its finicky and overall, not needed.

XFast LAN I haven't messed with. Thought it was simply something to prioritize netspeed depending on the app being used but I've had those be hit or miss in the past with nVidia chipsets. Why I didn't use it.

XFast RAM is simply a Ramdisk program. Nothing special about it.
 
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#10
*drools*

I love ASRock's high end boards... they make the sexiest looking mobos IMO. Glad to see them fix my primary complaint with their z68 extreme7 which was a lack of USB ports which forced me to buy an external USB hub.
 
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Thanks NC37 for confirming that it is not worth to install those gimmicks!

I read that Lucid virtu mvp can be used with just one cable, but lots of bugs testimonies...
 
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8 additional SATA ports that don't support RAID-5?
 
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I don't think this kind of board suits Z77 at all, Extreme 11 should have only been for X79.

Also no point on having all those SATA ports which are not supported for RAID-5.
 
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Do want. I really like the color scheme.
 
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8 additional SATA ports that don't support RAID-5?
I looked at a PDF for the LSI controller and indeed, there is no RAID 5 support. RAID 1E is the closest thing. Performance in 1E should be better than RAID 5 and have similar or better fault tolerance. The main downside to 1E is the loss of 50% of the overall drive capacity.
 
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ooooooooo fancy! :p
 
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I nearly bought a matx asrock z77 yesterday, damn fine looking board, took an hour to decide between that and the asus rog z77 , in the end, i went with the asus, no slight to asrock, it looked like the asrock board could really come to the party, i like what they are doing with there mobos, and this one seems impressive too.
 
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Perhaps I need to look into another build, I really like this board, and how fully featured it is!
 
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Fan on the chipset and the likelihood of finding a replacement a few years down the track say it has a relatively short lifespan personally.