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ASRock Unveils Jaw-Dropping X79 Extreme11 Motherboard

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A serious player in the PC motherboard industry, the world's 3rd biggest (in terms of volumes) at that, ASRock is one brand that has accumulated the engineering potential to make anything. It's far from finished with its LGA2011 motherboard lineup, and made sure visitors at its CeBIT booth had their jaws on the floor. Enter, the ASRock X79 Extreme11. This motherboard is designed for not just extremely-overclocked PCs, but battlestations holding their own huge storage arrays. This monster is built in the EATX form-factor.

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WOW :eek:
 

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HMMM, Wished it could have been another dual socket contender that maybe supported the standard desktop line of CPUs instead of Xeons only.
 
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:cry:.............................:D
 
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They're killing me with this Core3D shit. Paying more for absolutely nothing.
 
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Wow stuff, but I am not letting down my present sound card (Xfi Ti PCi-E) and I am not going to SLI. so no but still veeeeery nice board Asrock.
 

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What a monster...
 
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ASRock is literally showing it's prowess, good job :)
 
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Happiness is only $500 away.
 
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Jesus christ at a 5 giga-hertz!
 
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SICK board! The possibilities are seemingly limitless




Work's for me :eek: Try to wrap [ yt ] [ /yt ] (minus the space's) around UePtoxDhJSw and you should be golden :)
Ohh! I was using the code under share :eek: thanks a lot :)
 
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Ohh! I was using the code under share :eek: thanks a lot :)
N/P i never was able to get it working either, someone on GN "showed me the light" :roll:
 

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this looks like a serious kickin' ass mainboard!!!! :rockout:
 
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Looks like a solid board, up there with the top.

Wonder who else is bringing out X79 boards for Cebit... I will be waiting tell later next week to start ordering for my X79 build :cool:

HMMM, Wished it could have been another dual socket contender that maybe supported the standard desktop line of CPUs instead of Xeons only.
Why do people keep saying this.... not something they can do or change.

Intel has complete control over it and Intel tends to do what they want... Xeons belong on dual socket boards.

In other words Intel has to change the chipset, the motherboard companies don't make the chipsets Intel does.
 
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Amazing board. I was going to build my upcoming 2011 system with a ASUS Rampage IV Extreme, but after seeing this, I have to wait to see how this pans out. Hurry up with the chipset heatsinks!
 
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Why do people keep saying this.... not something they can do or change.

Intel has complete control over it and Intel tends to do what they want... Xeons belong on dual socket boards.

In other words Intel has to change the chipset, the motherboard companies don't make the chipsets Intel does.
I think that overclocking dual socket boards will not deliver this time because the Xeons won't be able to overclock at all, locked multi and unable to work with BCLK straps.
Maybe if Intel would release 3930K/3960X with dual QPI.... Atleast the 3960X should have it... only 3 MB of L3 cache difference with the little brother can't justify the price on top but with dual QPI it would be awesome AND a price tag justifier
 
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That is one really sexy motherboard...

EDIT: 1000 posts o_O
 
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Hot. Been really liking ASRock so far. Built a couple cheapies with $60 boards and they've been running well and just built a holdover system with their 990FX Professional, also nice. Now I know which board I want to transition to later on :D (could have given us a couple sleek mini-sas ports, but that's just a minor criticism.)
 

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Creative: remember DanielK?

They're killing me with this Core3D shit. Paying more for absolutely nothing.
This; having seen what they did with XP -> Vista driver wise I wouldn't trust any product with a Creative chip on it :toast:

The LSI SAS2308 is a good inclusion (not a bad chip compared to the SAS2008 btw :cool: ), though IMO the exclusion of mini SAS connections is a bad move (With the $ these boards will be asking a few mini SAS to SATA cables would not break the budget, could even throw one in with the board to avoid those buying the wrong type of cable :shadedshu ).

For a direct comparison you could see this chip featured on the LSI SAS9205-8e (LSI SAS2308) compared to the older 2nd gen chip on the LSI SAS9200-8e (LSI SAS2008) for those who may be running the earlier model chip on some SAS HBA/RAID cards (namely the 9211-8i as it's cheaper equivalents use the same chip, great combo with a HP/Intel or even Chenbro SAS Expanders).

http://www.lsi.com/products/storagecomponents/Pages/LSISAS9205-8e.aspx

http://www.lsi.com/channel/products/storagecomponents/Pages/LSISAS9200-8e.aspx

http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.php?topic=12767.0

I hope those links help to demonstrate just how hamstrung that LSI chip really is on this motherboard.

As for the PCIe lanes; I have no idea how those port multipliers will affect other cards (SAS, Network cards, etc) but in a build loaded GPUs and careful OC of the appropriate CPU it could pull some serious performance in games, folding, 3D Rendering/video encoding/CAD and other things (just maybe 60/120 FPS real time ray tracing :twitch: )
 
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DO WANT!:eek: