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ASRock X58 Extreme6 (Intel X58 Express) Motherboard (Page 1)

After a quick run recently with the P55 Extreme4, we now take a look at the beefed up X58 Extreme6 with six USB3.0 and SATA 3.0 ports!
Sean Kalinich | Oct 20, 2010 at 10:44 pm CDT - 1 min, 3 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 87%Manufacturer: ASRock

ASRock X58 Extreme6 (Intel X58 Express) Motherboard 01 | TweakTown.com

Introduction

As we recently said, in motherboards it's all about the features. After all, you are getting the same basic chipsets across each market segment (X58, P55, H5x, 890, etc.). Because of this the performance envelope is something like 5-10% difference on average. True, there are some extreme cases where you might see as much as 20%, but those are going to be very expensive products.

To combat this, motherboard manufacturers are finding new ways to add on features to attract buyers. We have seen these manifest as better power regulation, more PCIe slots, multiple BIOSes along with improved audio and LAN chips. Lately ASRock has been taking a somewhat different approach. As we saw in their P55 Extreme4, ASRock is working to add more SATA 3.0 and USB 3.0 ports. On the P55 Extreme ASRock broke out of the typical two of each and managed to pack in four USB 3.0 and SATA 3.0 ports.

So now we move on to the X58 Extreme6. With this board ASRock has bumped up the stakes. Now we find six SUB 3.0 and six SATA 3.0 ports. This is additional to a few other nice features and all for just $234.99 at NewEgg.com. Now we need to see if all of these high bandwidth ports can play well together.

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