ASRock X58 Extreme3
Below are the major features of the ASRock X58 Extreme3:
ASRock True 333
ASRock True 333 motherboard series offer the unmatched performance with the onboard acceleration of the latest USB3.0 with advanced 10X faster speed; SATA3 technology supports up to 6Gbps data transfer speed, and the most convenient connectivity of eSATA3 devices. To enjoy a completely true computing, ASRock True 333 series motherboards can run the PCI-E for VGA card, SATA3 and USB 3.0 at full speed together simultaneously.
ASRock True 333 P.K. Other 333
ASRock True 333 series motherboards can run the PCI-E for VGA card, SATA3 and USB 3.0 at full speed simultaneously. However, Other 333 series motherboards can only run one of them at full speed at one time. If you are an eagle-eyed user looking for the true exciting computing, it’s time to get a try of ASRock True 333 series motherboards!
Gulftown 6-Core CPU Ready
Supports the Core i7 980X 6-Core CPU
Cool Heatpipe Design
With the exclusive fan design, the Cool Heatpipe can dissipate heat from CPU power mosfet and northbridge rapidly and make your system running much cooler.
THX TruStudio Pro™
THX TruStudio PRO™ solution ensures you the premium audio quality, effects and features for PC systems equipped with onboard audio. For instance, the TruStudio Surround technology expands your stereo content into surround sound; the TruStudio Crystalizer technology restores the compressed sound source and can let you hear every detail in riveting surround sound. Combined with the THX TruStudio PRO and the ASRock high performance HTPC system, you will be assured to enjoy a rich variety of PRO gramming and be entertained by a better way!
Smart Switch Design<
Clear CMOS Switch
Supports ATI™ CrossFireX™ and Quad CrossFireX™ / Supports NVIDIA® SLI™ and Quad SLI™
CrossFireX™ and SLI™ are multi-GPU solution. The technology allows a pair of graphics cards to be used in a single computer to improve graphics performance.
Multi Speed Fan Control
Set your ideal fan speed by tuning the fan speed from level 1 to 10 in BIOS or OC Tuner.
C.C.O. (Combo Cooler Option)
C.C.O., stands for Combo Cooler Option, is another exclusive hardware design on ASRock boards. C.C.O. provides the flexible options to adopt different CPU cooler types and matches your socket LGA 775 / LGA 1366 CPU cooler in the respective holes. Once again, ASRock has successfully expanded the utilization of PCB by the exclusive C.C.O. design.
EuP / ErP Reday
EuP / ErP, stands for Energy Using Product, was a provision regulated by European Union to define the power consumption for the completed system. According to EuP / ErP, the total AC power of the completed system shall be under 1.00W in off mode condition. To meet EuP / ErP standard, the EuP / ErP ready motherboard and the EuP / ErP ready power supply are required. (The EuP / ErP ready power supply must meet the standard of 5v standby power efficiency is higher than 50% under 100 mA current consumption.).
Premium Blu-ray Audio
An outstanding technology developed on ASRock motherboard! It provides the excellent audio output of 24-bit/192 kHz with its respective Blu-ray DRM compatible driver/software.
OC DNA, it’s an exclusive utility developed by ASRock’s outstanding RD team, provides a convenient way for user to share the OC settings with others. It helps you to save your overclocking settings under the operating system and simplifies the complicated recording process of overclocking settings. With OC DNA, you can save your OC settings as a profile and send the profile to your friends! Your friends then can load the OC profile to their own system to get the same OC settings as yours!
ASRock has overcome the technical obstacles and exclusively invented a new technology that allows you to turn on your PC and boot up to Windows® in 4 seconds! ASRock Instant Boot not only excels in the Boot Up speed (3~4 sec.), it also provides clean OS, and saves the most power energy.
ASRock Instant Flash is an exclusive and the most user-friendly BIOS flash utility developed by ASRock. It is embedded in Flash ROM which is used to update the system BIOS without having to enter operating systems like MS-DOS or Windows.
ASRock Software Suite
ASRock software suite is designed with the customer-oriented concept, delivers the best possible experience for today’s most demanding users.
Let’s move onto the specifications and then to the board itself.