ASRock continues on its good track and we already know the first pictures of the motherboard ASRock X79 Extreme 11 , which although already knew in May, now comes enhanced with a 24 phase VRM , while the former has 16 +2 phase . An important improvement especially in the face of lovers of the fun and dangerous world of overclocking.
During the show, CeBIT 2012 , the manufacturer showed its motherboard ASRock ASRock X79 Extreme 11 , a motherboard based on the E-ATX format that is destined for processors Sandy Brige-E under the LGA 2011. Now we can see a new version of this model of motherboard, which comes with a 24 phase VRM as a major improvement over the previous model.
Looking at the images we can say that this is a high-end motherboard, and no wonder. To feed the processor we need to use two 8-pin connectors, who assure us all will provide enough energy to overclock the Sandy Bridge processor-E to its limits. On each side of the LGA 2011 socket are four slots for RAM DDR3-2400MHz + OC (64GB is the maximum capacity) which is fed by a 4 +4 VRM phases, also has two 4-pin molex connectors if we need additional energy.
This motherboard offers a total of seven PCI-Express X16 3.0, which are controlled by the PLX chip PEX8747 and give us support for configurations Quad SLI and CrossfireX. It also has 8 SATA 6Gb / s controlled by the LSI SAS2308 chip and two 6Gb/sy SATA SATA 3Gb / s through the PCH X79.
On the rear panel there are audio connectors that provide 8 channels (with the Creative Sound Core3D system), two gigabit Ethernet connectors, four USB 3.0, USB 2.0, eSATA, FireWire and a button to make a BIOS ClearCMOS. Otherwise comes complete with a UEFI BIOS and technologies XFastLAN and XFastUSB.
Surely you noticed already but just in case you didn’t notice the motherboard indeed has no cooling system for chips and other components, but not to worry since there is still time for its launch and implies that they are still designing or do not want to show it. Final price is unknown and the date of its arrival, but in view of the features it will not be too cheap.
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