Asrock X79 Extreme11
Posted on: 08/07/2012 10:39 PM
Today we are checking out what is arguably the most feature packed Intel X79 based motherboard in existence, the X79 Extreme11. Developed by Asrock this board packs a staggering 14 onboard SATA ports, 7 PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, 8 USB 3.0 ports along with a whole host of other features that help to make this the most extreme X79 motherboard money can buy...
Last month on July 13th Asrock announced a new upcoming motherboard that they described as “A King-Sized Performer With Luxurious Components” and that board was of course the X79 Extreme11. The boards key features are without question the dual PLX PEX 8747 bridges supporting 4-Way SLI/CrossFireX along with the LSI SAS 2308 controller offering eight SAS/SATA3 ports.
Although only officially announced last month we have been aware of the Asrock X79 Extreme11 and it has been a product that we have been eagerly awaiting. Having recently released the highly impressive Fatal1ty X79 Champion we were left wanting even more and it looks like Asrock has delivered…
“Although the Fatal1ty X79 Champion looks to be one of the best motherboards money can buy, we believe a better X79 board may yet to be released. Asrock recently took the covers off their upcoming X79 Extreme11, which looks as though it could be the ultimate X79 motherboard offering considerably more gear onboard than anything currently available.”
Of course more gear means a greater price and with the Fatal1ty X79 Champion already commanding a $370 price tag we shuddered to think what the X79 Extreme11 might cost. For reference we have the EVGA X79 Classified at $450 and that board features less than half the amount of SATA ports and an inferior PCI Express configuration.
Keeping that in mind, potential buyers should brace themselves as Asrock has slapped a $600 price tag on the X79 Extreme11. Yet despite the extreme price tag we believe the Asrock X79 Extreme11 could actually be a bargain, depending on the user’s needs...
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