ASRock Announces its Top Tier Z77 Extreme11 Motherboard
ASRock has released its Z77 Extreme11.
With 8 SAS2/SATA3 connectors supported by an LSI SAS2308 PCIe 3.0 x8 controller, the motherboard has no shortage of storage, on top of its two native SATA3 and four native SATA2 ports. Also, 3-Way SLI/4-Way CrossFireX is supported via a PLX PEX 8747 bridge. The Z77 Extreme11 includes two Intel LAN chips to support dual LAN and teaming, 12 USB 3.0 ports, and a 2T2R Dual Band WiFi & Bluetooth 4.0 module. It comes bundled with a Wi-SB Box that features twin USB 3.0 ports, and allows you to connect he Wi-Fi antenna, as well as the Lucid Virtu MVP for enhanced visual performance.
The motherboard is Windows 8 ready with "Fast Boot", an easy setting in ASRock's UEFI which lets users logon to Windows 8 in a mere 1.5 seconds. By enabling the "Restart to UEFI" function under OS, the computer will automatically enter the UEFI on its next restart.