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ASRock Fatal1ty x79 Professional Intel 2011 Motherboard

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With the release of Intels X79 chipset and new 2011 socket it was only a matter of time before we saw Motherboards aimed at the gamer.  X79 brings Quad Channel memory architecture and PCI 3.0 supporting the RAM and Video Cards respectively.  Finally we get to take a look at the infamous ASRock Fatal1ty Professional Motherboard with the new X79 Chipset.  The new X79 chipset brings PCI3.0 and Quad Channel Ram onto the Intel market.  PCI3.0 is aimed squarely at gamers because of its throughput for the latest high end GPUs and this board has 4x of them.  Fatal1ty has always been aimed at the power-user and gamer and they have (seemingly) not disappointed at first glance. All of this leaves us excited to get our hands on the board.  ASRock has given us this boiled down spec sheet which leave us drooling…

  • Premium Gold Caps (2.5 x longer life time), 100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
  • Digi Power Design, 16 + 2 Power Phase Design
  • Supports Quad Channel DDR3 2600+(OC)
  • 4 x PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots, supports AMD 4-Way CrossFireX™ , NVIDIA® 4-Way SLI™
  • Dr. Debug, Smart Swith Design: Power/Reset/Clear CMOS Switch with LED
  • 8 x USB 3.0 (4 Front, 4 Back), 6 x SATA3, 1 x Fatal1ty Mouse Port (USB 2.0)
  • Supports Fatal1ty XFast USB, XFast RAM, XFast LAN, XFast Charger
  • Supports Fatal1ty F-Stream, Graphical UEFI, UEFI System Browser, APP Charger, SmartView
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC898 Audio Codec), Supports THX TruStudio™
  • Free Bundle : 1 x Front USB 3.0 Panel, CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial, MAGIX Multimedia Suite

This board seems to have everything you could want in a Motherboard: Support for quad Crossfire/SLI, unmatched RAM Speed (up to 2600), Plenty of SATA and USB 3.0 Ports, and a Superior Software Suite including Fatal1ty Mouse Port.  Lets move on and lay eyes on this Motherboard.


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