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ASRock is First to Offer Intel Smart Response Technology on X79 Motherboards

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Have you ever wondered why Intel Smart Response Technology is missing from the X79 chipset feature support list? It could have been fate, a conspiracy, a sacrifice for world peace, or merely an accident? At the headquarters of ASRock Inc., instead of screaming why through gritted teeth, we said why not and decided to fix this against all odds! Now ASRock is proud to announce that our X79 Extreme11 is the world's first X79 platform to support Intel Smart Response Technology. By downloading the new driver and upgrading to the latest BIOS, ASRock X79 Extreme11 users may reunite with Intel Smart Response Technology.

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For some reason I always thought X79 PCH featured RST. You learn something new each day.
 
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I guess this is progress.

Still, I think most if not all Asus X79 motherboards shipped with an in-house proprietary version of SSD caching from day one. In addition to that the Asus version supported the use of SSD models greater then 64GB (in other words would use more then 64GB). Intel Smart Response Technology is a great option to have though. I still waiting to see TRIM support on RAID 0 configurations on X79 boards.

It would be nice to see Intel Thunderbolt on X79 motherboards as well but I know that would violate the spec.
 
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Sweet!
 
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nice, tho i thought people who get this type of board would have the budget to get a dedicated SSD to run most of the programs there already instead of using it as cache
 
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So, it really has RAID Option ROM 11.6.1702. Very nice.
 

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GO ASROCK!, Kick Ass and Take Names in Both CPU Camps!