ASRock has announced its 990FX Extreme9 that is touted as the most deluxe AM3+ series motherboard. By saving the best for last, this board supports the latest eight-core AMD FX-8350 processor. The board features AMD 990FX and SB950 chipsets as well as several of ASRock’s proprietary technologies like XFast RAM, XFast LAN and XFast USB.
This new high-end board boasts of quality components like dual-stack MOSFET and digital PWM that will ensure stable power delivery to the processor. Designed with a 12 + 2 power phase design and components like its gold capacitors, the board is designed for overclockers and power users who demand smooth power delivery to the CPU for their specific high-end requirements. The board is able to support overclocked memory modules rated up to DDR3-2450, up to a maximum capacity of 64GB.
In terms of PEG slots, the board boasts of four PCIe 2.0 x16 ones that support both NVIDIA 3-Way SLI and AMD 3-Way CrossFireX. There is no shortage of SATA connectors as the board features eight SATA 6Gbps onboard ones in additional to a pair that is courtesy of its ASMedia ASM1061 controllers.
The board has separate PS/2 ports for compliant keyboard and mouse respectively. There are also eSATA ports as well as IEEE 1394 (Firewire) one. These are on top of the usual offerings of USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports. Such a wide variety of ports offer more than ample connectivity options for most users! For more information on the ASRock 990FX Extreme9, please follow this link.