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ASRock X79 Extreme11

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ASRock X79 Extreme11 review: specs and price

ASRock X79 Extreme11
ASRock X79 Extreme11

Why is ASRock X79 Extreme11 better than the average?

  • Fan headers
    7vs4.53
  • SATA 3 connectors
    10vs5.64
  • Maximum memory size
    64GBvs51.14GB
  • Memory slots
    8vs4.04
  • USB 3.0 ports (through expansion)
    4vs2.48
  • PCIe 3.0 x16 slots
    7vs2.07
  • Memory channels
    4vs2.26
  • USB 2.0 ports (through expansion)
    6vs4.01

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General info

1.Supports USB charging boost
ASRock X79 Extreme11

This feature allows you to charge your devices (such as smartphones and tablets) faster than a regular USB port. Some implementations also let you charge through the USB port even when the computer is in sleep mode or off.

2.height

267mm

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170mm

3.Supports USB turbo mode
ASRock X79 Extreme11

This can allow faster data rates over USB, such as when transferring files to an external hard drive.

4.Easy to reset BIOS
ASRock X79 Extreme11

The motherboard has a button or switch on the rear panel to clear the CMOS, which resets the BIOS to factory settings. This is useful if something goes wrong with the BIOS which stops your computer from booting, as you can reset the BIOS without opening the case to access the CMOS jumper.

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5.Has integrated graphics
ASRock X79 Extreme11

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

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6.multi-GPU

4

The number of GPUs supported when using a multi-GPU configuration. Using more than one GPU in parallel can give increased performance.

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4

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Memory

1.RAM speed

1600MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

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3466MHz

2.memory channels

4

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.

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8

3.maximum memory size

64GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

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1024GB

4.memory slots

8

More memory slots (also known as DIMM slots) allow you to add more RAM to your computer. It is also useful when upgrading, as you can add RAM to an empty slot instead of replacing an existing memory module.

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16

5.overclocked RAM speed

2500MHz

The motherboard supports overclocking the RAM to a higher speed. By increasing the speed at which the memory runs, you can boost the performance of your computer.

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4600MHz

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Connectors

1.fan headers

7

Fan headers are connection points on the motherboard that cooling fans can be connected to. Fans can also be connected straight to the power supply, but when connected to the motherboard you gain much finer control over them through software.

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12

2.USB 3.0 ports (through expansion)

4

The motherboard has USB 3.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.

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8

3.has a HDMI output
ASRock X79 Extreme11

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

4.SATA 3 connectors

10

SATA is an interface used to connect mass storage devices such as hard drives and Blu-ray drives. SATA 3 has a native transfer rate of 6 Gbit/s, which is twice as fast as SATA 2, the previous revision. This is particularly useful if you use an SSD as it can perform at higher speeds.

Best

MSI 990FXA-GD80

12

5.USB 3.0 ports

4

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.

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14

6.USB 2.0 ports (through expansion)

6

The motherboard has USB 2.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.

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10

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Expansion slots

1.PCIe 3.0 x16 slots

7

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x16’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates. PCIe 3.0 offers higher transfer rates than PCIe 2.0, and can give increased performance.

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12

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Audio

1.audio connectors

5

More connectors means that more audio devices such as speakers or microphones can be connected.

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EVGA Classified SR-2

10

2.audio channels

8

Each channel is a separate stream of audio information. More channels can provide a more realistic experience, such as providing surround sound.

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10

3.Has S/PDIF Out port
ASRock X79 Extreme11

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.

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Storage

1.Supports RAID 5
ASRock X79 Extreme11

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 5 stripes the data across the drives, giving increased performance compared to a single disk. It also provides greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another due to the use of parity.

2.Supports RAID 1
ASRock X79 Extreme11

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 1 mirrors the data across the drives. This gives you greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another.

3.Supports RAID 0
ASRock X79 Extreme11

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 0 stripes the data across the drives, giving increased performance and capacity compared to a single drive. The drawback is that if one drive fails, you lose the data on all drives.

4.Supports RAID 10 (1+0)
ASRock X79 Extreme11

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 10 (1+0) stripes and mirrors the data across the drives. It gives increased capacity and performance compared to a single disk. It also provides greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another.

5.Supports RAID 0+1
ASRock X79 Extreme11

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 0+1 stripes and mirrors the data across the drives. This gives increased capacity and performance compared to a single disk. It also provides greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another.

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