While most of the buzz about motherboards tends to focus on high performance products that can overclock like champs, the high cost of such playtoys and workhorses alike aren’t terribly accessible to the masses. Many people need something more affordable that can get the job done very capably but don’t want to sacrifice too much in the pursuit of a budget PC build. For those people, the H61 chipset might be just the thing.
We’ve seen the H67 chipset, and the H61 promises a similar experience for a smaller price tag. Particularly if you’re looking for an inexpensive upgrade from an older socket then you may be interested in one of the chipsets that have largely fallen below the radar.
Today we will be focusing in on the ASRock H61iCafe, a very mild mannered board that still has something to offer those who don’t need a beast of a computer. ASRock has been on a roll of late, producing solid boards at great prices, so let’s dive in and see how this new ASRock H61 motherboard fares.
"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."