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ASRock Unveils Fatal1ty 990FX Professional Motherboard

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ASRock unveiled the first Fatal1ty-branded AMD platform product, a premium motherboard based on the AMD 990FX chipset, ready for AMD FX series processors in the AM3+ package. The board sports the signature Fatal1ty color scheme of black and red, and is geared for high-end gaming PCs. The AM3+ socket is powered by a 14-phase digital PWM power design, which is ready for even 140W chips. It is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots supporting dual-channel DDR3 with speeds of over 2000 MHz by overclocking.

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All dressed up for the prom, but no date to go with it....Bulldozer has stood her up.
 

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Looks solid, and being branded as an AsRock if it can get a slight price drop over competition, that would be amazing.
 
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like asrock got the right moment to show their high end boards after they got jonathan wendel as their new icon
 
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Nice looking board, dislike the PCI-E spacing
 
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I can live with it. Though I wish that the second PCIe x1 and first PCI were switched. With 2 x video cards and a PCIe x4 SSD, the two x1 would remain open. Luckily it has dual LAN and I'll still have that remaining x1 open for something other than a dedicated NIC.

This board is in the running for my BD box... whenever AMD gets off their duff and releases it!
 
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Why does this Fatal1ty crap still exist... :shadedshu
 
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wow gold condensers
 
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Why does this Fatal1ty crap still exist... :shadedshu
+1, i have to agree.
this fatal1ty stuff is getting old, asrock need to find a new scheming for high-end motherboards they make
 

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IS anyone here actually interested in these Fatal1ty products?

Don't get me wrong; I could care less about Fatal1ty throwing his "name" on products. In fact, I think it's a good thing that ASRock is using an actual "gamer" to get input on product design...at one time Fatal1ty was a very good "pro-gamer", so he should have some insight on that sort of thing.

this fatal1ty stuff is getting old, asrock need to find a new scheming for high-end motherboards they make
I dunno. He is part of what made the pro gaming circuit what it is today. It's like asking Micheal Jordan about running shoes...he may not understand what makes a shoe a shoe, but he will know what feels good to game on.

But I think I would too. Hmmm. Cadaveca endorsed products. hmmm....:laugh:
 
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IS anyone here actually interested in these Fatal1ty products?

Don't get me wrong; I could care less about Fatal1ty throwing his "name" on products. In fact ,I thin kit's a good thing that ASRock is using a nactual "gamer" to get input on product design...at one time Fatal1ty was a very good "pro-gamer", so he should have some insight on that sort of thing.
Do i think they're interesting? Yes
Would i buy them? Ofcourse not. I'm a ROG Whore
 
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IS anyone here actually interested in these Fatal1ty products?
Because it's a Fatal1ty product? No. I'm interested because it's fitting my criteria for a new board. I don't expect it to perform any better or any worse than similar products.

LOL... given the configuration I outlined earlier, I'll clearly see "Fatal1ty" between the two video cards as I have nothing to put in that PCI slot. Perhaps the slot positioning is a conspiracy to keep his name fresh? Makes me rethink wanting a case window...
 
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nice board though id rather not look at fatality or see his name on my board.

price looks and features are all sure to be good.
 
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I could care less on the name, but it is a nice looking board. Lets hope it has a processor to make good use of the good looks!
 

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Lets see some peeps try to OC the SOB same with Biostar and see if they get higher numbers than the boards From Asus, MSI, Gigabyte
 
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How much does this "Fatal1ty" really know about computers... I vote we make a W1zzard lineup
 

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Anyone know if the faster USB thing is anything real, or if it's just marketing spin?
 

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Anyone know if the faster USB thing is anything real, or if it's just marketing spin?
wouldnt be able to tell you, i can only assume u can check settings in windows for USB ports to see if polling is different, maybe...
 

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I'm particularly interested because I was rewiring my flat, and I thought I'd run a 5M USB cable through the wall, under the carpet along with the ethernet and an HDMI. I'l be connecting a hub to the end of it, and then hopefully sticking a wireless keyboard, mouse and gamepad into that. I'll be using another hub as a repeater between two 5m cables.

I fear USB performance may not be all it should be, and I'm wondering what my options are to get it fixed - that's why this boards USB claims seemed interesting.
 

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you might want to check max distance of cables before doing that to ensure no signal loss occurs
 
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I wouldn't buy a product with this sort of endorsement attached to it.

This is what I'd buy:
 

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i think id like to see reviews of the board, tbh i dont care about the name on it
 

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you might want to check max distance of cables before doing that to ensure no signal loss occurs
I have done, it's 5m which is why I'm using a 5m cable then a hub, then 5m then hub.

I agree with you about the Fatal1ty. But it's just the same as Asus Crosshair or MSI Military Components, it's just marketing branding. I guess it must appeal to someone or they wouldn't all do it.
 
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Nice looking board, dislike the PCI-E spacing
its the better spacing for two card sli/xfire as it allows the top card to breathe