When it comes to its package with ASRock, the artwork comes as no surprise. On the front we have the 990FX Extreme 9 Logo with its well know 555 XFast technology. We also have the approved hardware/software listing at the bottom showing that it supports Windows 8, AMD FX processors, AMD Vision and Radeon technology along with Crossfire and SLI Support. One other item to note here is that while the images don’t show it, the box that this motherboard comes in is pretty massive. It is much larger then the typical motherboard box you will normally find. This was no surprise to us since this is one of ASRock’s top shelf motherboards.
With the front flap opened we have a quick view of some of the features and benefits of the board. The windowed panel is a great welcome which also gives you a first glance view of the motherboard’s layout and aesthetics. We have come to see in recent years that the aesthetics of a motherboard can play a big role in consumers’ choice of hardware, sometimes just as much as performance.
Here on the back of the package we find some more detailed information of the motherboard’s features and benefits. It’s also great to have this information readily available for the consumer to make a best educated choice in hardware.
Once inside the box you will find a nice set of instruction manuals and the driver/software disc from ASRock.
Along-side the manuals, you will find an extensive set of hardware included. They have included (from left to right), 2way and 3way SLI cables/adapters, the back motherboard I/O Plate, USB 3.0 adpater with 3.5″ Bay and PCI slot plate. There is also 6 SATA cables along with Molex to SATA adapters.
Now let’s go a little deeper and look at the motherboard’s detailed specifications.