ASRock Fatal1ty X79 Champion Intel LGA2011 Review 26

ASRock Fatal1ty X79 Champion Intel LGA2011 Review

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Just a short while ago, I spent some time with my first ASRock product, the Z77 Extreme9. When covering that product, I mentioned that more ASRock coverage was coming. Even since then, a few more samples have arrived at my door! With no time to waste, here's our second ASRock product, none other than the Fatal1ty X79 Champion!

ASRock has been around for a wee bit over 10 years now, having just recently celebrated their tenth anniversary of being their own company. During those ten years, they've definitely made a name for themselves with countless requests falling into my PM box on the forums asking for reviews. After some work on W1zzard's part, we got ourselves a contact and the samples arrived shortly afterwards. I was a bit surprised with my first review sample, an ES sample product that was a bit short of all the functionality full retail products have. The Fatal1ty X79 Champion, today's product, is very much a different animal, and is yet another high-end enthusiast offering, that has everything a high-end multi-GPU gamer needs, as well as a few things for the extreme clocker!


CPU SUPPORT:2nd Gen Intel Core i7 processor family for the LGA 2011 Socket
POWER DESIGN:CPU Power: 12+2 Phase
PCH Power: 2 Phase
Memory Power: 2+2 Phase
CHIPSET:Intel X79 Express
MEMORY:8 x DIMM, Max. 64 GB, DDR3 1066 to DDR3 2400
BIOS:AMI EFI BIOS with 64 Mb Flash ROM
SLOTS:5 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
HDD CONNECTIVITY:2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s (Intel X79)
4 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s (Intel X79)
4 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s (Marvell 88SE9230)
NETWORKING:2x Broadcom BCM57781 PCIe Gigabit LAN
PORTS:5 x USB 2.0 ports (2 at back panel, 6 at front panel)
1 x Fatal1ty Mouse port (USB 2.0/1000Hz) 12 x USB 3.0 ports (8 at back panel, 4 at front panel)
2 x RJ45 LAN connectors
1 x Audio port with 5 audio jacks
1 x SPDIF Output(Optical)
2 x eSATA3 ports
1 x IEEE 1394 port
1 x Clear CMOS Button
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
AUDIO:Creative Recon3Di HD CODEC
FAN HEADERS:4 x 3-pin, 2 x 4-pin
FORM FACTOR:CEB Form Factor (305 mm x 267 mm)
  • F-Stream
  • ASRock Instant Boot
  • ASRock Instant Flash
  • ASRock APP Charger
  • ASRock SmartView
  • ASRock XFast USB
  • ASRock XFast LAN
  • ASRock XFast RAM
  • ASRock Crashless BIOS
  • ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard)
  • ASRock Internet Flash
  • ASRock HyperDuo Plus Technology
  • CPU Frequency Stepless Control
  • ASRock U-COP
  • Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)
  • Good Night LED
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