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ASRock X79 Extreme4-M Intel Chipset Driver

It has two fewer SATA 6Gbps ports than the Extreme4 though – two provided by the Intel chipset and a third through an ASMedia ASM ASRock X79 Extreme4-M and X79 Extreme4 Review – Sandy Bridge-E meets mATX Cooling, Intel All-In-One Liquid Cooler, made by Asetek to the following chipsets and boards which we have reviewed previously. Chipset Manufacturer: Intel; FSB / HT: X79 EXTREME4-M; Memory channel: Four; Brand Name: ASROCK; Ports: USB ; Item Condition: Used; Form Factor.


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ASRock X79 Extreme4-M Intel Chipset Driver

Yes, it's nice to have the option but at what cost?

Not many I would wager. So why then are mATX motherboards overlooked in favour there bigger brothers? Like I said previously, a large value is placed on the 'it's nice to have' phrase.

ASRock X79 Extreme4-M, LGA 2011/Socket R, Intel Motherboard

With today's society looking for more value for money, better efficiency yet all bundled up in a smaller package you would think it makes sense to opt for a mATX motherboard. As we will see, bigger does not always translate to better and despite being smaller, the ASRock may just have one or two tricks up its sleeve to outperform its bigger competitors.

The legend of ASRock X79 Extreme4-M Intel Chipset and Goliath spring to mind with this review so it remains to be seen ASRock X79 Extreme4-M Intel Chipset the ASRock can sling-shot its way past the giants or will it be crushed beneath the sole of the bigger ATX motherboards?

Oh we heard about them in the forums and generally regarded them as the red headed step child of ASUS and Pegatron. Many people wanted it, asked for it, and practically demanded it. So Kyle purchased two ASRock motherboards and sent those to me for review.

To say I was underwhelmed is a bit of an understatement. The build quality was terrible on both boards. The PCBs had more waves than an undercooked strip of bacon.

ASRock > X79 Extreme4

One had a faulty PCIe x16 slot and both were a bit quirky. This one had no baconesque PCB or shoddy soldering, hardware quirks or other problems.

We purchased our first two motherboards from Newegg, and after seeing us covering its product, we immediately had access to samples from ASRock which we did not previously. So this begs the question, are reviewers getting samples that are not representative of what you would buy? We do not know, but as of editing this article, I have ASRock X79 Extreme4-M Intel Chipset this same model board from Newegg and we will find out if what you buy and what we get as samples are the same thing.

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  • ASRock X79 Extreme4-M Review - Overclockers
  • ASRock X79 Extreme4-M (Intel X79) Motherboard Review
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  • **B Grade** X79 Extreme4-M Intel X79 (Socket 2011) DDR3 Micro ATX Motherboard

We will run that retail board through the review ASRock X79 Extreme4-M Intel Chipset again. As it turns out we basically only get quad-channel memory support, PCI-Express 3. Now the chipset itself at least reaches parity with P67 and Z68 where it counts and most of the features it has over those are really provided by the Sandy Bridge-E CPU itself more than anything.


In fact it represents its higher end offerings. The board itself has all the features one would expect in such a platform for the most part. It does however support 7. Main Specifications Overview: Detailed Specifications Overview: Packaging The board ships ASRock X79 Extreme4-M Intel Chipset a faux stainless steel themed box and has a fairly small bundle.

When it does spin up, its surprisingly quiet in the testing I have completed so far.


I have only seen this feature once on a MUCH more expensive competitors board. Two of those are letting Intel drive greyand the other oriented vertically on the board is driven by Asmedia. In this picture, it again shows the power on reset buttons as well as the debug LED.

PCIe 3. It offers unmatched overclocking capability and enhanced performance with the lowest temperatures for PC gaming enthusiasts.

ASRock X79 Extreme4-M Review

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