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ASRock X58 Extreme Core i7 Motherboard

Looking for a good low cost board for your i7 lovin'? ASRock may have your answer with the X58 Extreme.

| Socket LGA 1366 in Motherboards | Posted: Aug 7, 2009 2:27 pm
TweakTown Rating: 88%      Manufacturer: ASRock

ASRock X58 Extreme Core i7 Motherboard

 

Introduction

 

ASRock has often been neglected by the enthusiast community where the big names of ASUS, GIGABYTE and MSI tend to take the lead. But recently ASRock has caused many to turn their attention to this small ASUS owned company. While many know that with the X58 Supercomputer, many people had to take note of what ASRock was doing with the help of ASUS engineers.

 

Originally ASRock was to help in the entry to mainstream market while ASUS would concentrate on the high-end and enthusiast market. This worked very well at first, but it is becoming more and more a standard to integrate high-performance features and overclocking into even your basic boards.

 

After all, we see enthusiast aimed SFF and integrated mainboards from ASUS and others now, so it only stands to reason that companies like ASRock will begin pushing overclocking into their boards as well.

 

The X58 Extreme is one of these boards; it is meant for the Core i7, features overclocking and also high-performance memory support. It is also a subtle jab at GIGABYTE who has their own X58 Extreme mainboard. The X58 Extreme is a scaled down version of the X58 Supercomputer from ASRock, with a correspondingly scaled price.

 

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