ASRock Fatal1ty B85 Killer Board Review
OverviewHardware: CPU & Motherboards
WHAT WE LIKED:Design, Dual GPU Support, 6 Phase VRM, Purity Sound, Killer Lan, Fatal1ty Mouse Port, ASRock Software Suite. Affordable
WHAT WE DISLIKED:Memory speed Limitations, Less USB 2.0 an 3.0 Ports. Less Sata 3 ports.
Far too often we pay attention to the biggest and best boards on the market and overlook the ones that actually make up a large portion of the sales. Entry to mid range components are used by the majority system builders to do a specific function and to keep costs down. Today we will be looking at a board from ASRock that falls right into the Mid-Range market but does so without skimping on features. The Fatal1ty B85 Killer is directed right at system builders that are also hardcore gamers. The Fatal1ty series of products are made to address the desires of all gamers: quality audio, network lag and FPS. The B85 Killer is one of four new boards from ASRock to carry the Fatal1ty name.
ASRock inc. is established in 2002, specialized in the field of motherboards. ASRock strives to build up its own brand. With the 3C design concept, “Creativity, Consideration, Cost-effectiveness”, the company explores the limit of motherboards manufacturing while paying attention on the eco issue at the same time, developing products with the consideration of eco-friendly concept.
ASRock has been growing fast and become world third largest motherboard brand with headquarter in Taipei, Taiwan and branches in Europe and the USA. The young and vibrant company targets from mainstream to enthusiast MB segments for different kinds of users, owning reputation around the world market with its reliability and proficiency.
“My vision for the Fatal1ty Brand is to allow gamers to focus on the game without worrying about their equipment, something I’ve preached since I began competing.
I don’t want to worry about my equipment. I want to know I won and not my equipment that lost. I want it to be the fastest and most stable computer equipment on the face of the planet, so quality and performance is what Fatal1ty Brand products represent.”
Johnathan ‘Fatal1ty’ Wendel 12x World Champion Gamer
Before we get to far into the B85, we need to cover a bit of the technology behind it.