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ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional

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Posted November 21, 2011 by James Baranski (Drdeath) in CPU & Motherboards
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by James Baranski (Drdeath)
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Introduction

The battle between Intel and AMD surges on and initial results still show Bulldozer trailing Intel’s Sandy Bridge namely the 2500K and 2600K but the new architecture may have some promise. The debate between single threading and multithreading goes on and on but AMD may be on the right track as we are in a wait and see with next generation multi-cores from AMD. Soon to come Piledriver will show the evolution of AMD’s true multi-core processors but as it may be, Bulldozer looks to take a leap and put AMD back into the performance game.

ASRock, a full line motherboard company, released the Fatal1ty 990FX Professional a few months ago. ASRock looks to make the Fatal1ty series a mainstay for both AMD and Intel platforms and today, it is officially a fan favorite on both sides. With no further ado, let’s jump in and see what this powerhouse motherboard has to offer.

ASRock, established in 2002, target at entry to mainstream segment MB business, is an energetic company with the combination of technology and humanity. Devoting efforts to bring customers the innovative and reliable motherboards with the design concept of 3C, “Creative, Considerate, Cost-effective”, ASRock has successfully established a well-known leading brand of the best price-performance motherboard in the industry. ASRock products’ high recognition stems from company’s devotion to bring the most cost-performance products to users.”

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2 Comments


  1.  
    Viking2121

    Only 1 core enabled? Not a vary effective way to OC. Now it were all 8, I’d be more impressed.




    •  
      Sandy Bruce

      Most extreme overclocking is done on a single core for stability. Sometimes there will be 2 cores enabled. The record for the FX8150 was 9Ghz with only 2 cores enabled. If you can beat the 6ghz that was done in this review, I will be impressed.





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