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ASRock outs new Socket LGA1155 mainboard line

New ASRock mainboard for 2011 Core CPU line

By: Shane McGlaun from Nov 18, 2010 @ 10:12 CST

ASRock has pulled the wraps off its new line of LGA1155 mainboards. The new line of boards runs the gamut from value up to enthusiast class boards. Enthusiast boards are based on the P67 chipset from Intel with value and mainstream boards using the H67 chipset. At the top of the new range is the P67 Extreme6 mainboard with six SATA 6Gb/s ports, and four external USB 3.0 ports with two more USB 3.0 ports inside. The board also has three PCIe x 16 slots and an 18-phase CPU VRM.


Under that board is the P67 Extreme4 with four SATA 6GB/s ports, four USB 3.0 ports, and the same triple PCIe graphics slots. Under those offerings are the P67 Pro and the P67 Pro 3 sporting two 6Gb/s ports, dual rear USB 3.0 ports and a single PCIe x16 slot and packing a 10-phase CPU VRM. That last feature is very good for the class of board.

Other new boards include the Intel H67 packing H67M GE-HT mainboard for high-end HTPC builds packing a 6-phase VRM, four DDR3 slots, and a FDI interface. The board also has four USB 3.0 ports and a lot more. A more stripped down H67M GE mainboard is also offered for the same crowd, but lacks the VRM heat sinks, internal USB 3.0 ports and a few other goodies. All of these boards should land alongside the new Intel Core processor line using the socket next year.



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