ASRock 890GX Extreme3
Released April, 2010
The Pros:PCI ports are well spaced, plenty of room for multi-GPU setups. Decent price point for an AM3 board with SATA III, USB 3.0 and three-way crossfire. Native support for 1600 MHz RAM.
The Cons:Limited overclocking ability - may cause issues with your processor. Tends to have issues with the northbridge overheating. Core unlocker doesn't work with all CPUs supported by the socket.
The ASRock 890GX Extreme3 is a high-end motherboard. It is designed the house and use the main parts of a PC. It features ASRock True 333 technology, ASRock Instant Boot, and ATI Quad CrossFireX technology.
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The 890GX Extreme3 can utilize ASRock True 333 technology in order to use USB 3.0, eSATA3, and PCI-E for VGA card all at once, at the maximum speed. This makes the motherboard far more versatile than others. The motherboard uses ASRock Instant Boot technology, in order to boot up an operating system in about four seconds, far quicker than booting it up normally. It also conserves the extra energy it would take to boot it up normally. The ATI Quad CrossFireX technology enables a user to plug in up to four external ATI graphics cards to greatly enhance the visuals. When compared to another motherboard by ASRock, the 880G Extreme3, the 890GX Extreme3 has some minor advantages, including a better integrated video card (ATI Radeon HD 4290).
- ASRock True 333 technology
- ASRock Instant Boot
- ATI Quad CrossFireX support
- Integrated ATI Radeon HD 4290 graphics
- AM3 Socket
- Support for AMD Phenom II/Athlon II/Sempron CPUs
- Four DIMM slots
- Supports up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM
- Six USB 2.0 ports
- Two USB 3.0 ports
User Reviews (2)
PCI ports are well spaced, plenty of room for multi-GPU setups.
Decent price point for an AM3 board with SATA III, USB 3.0 and three-way crossfire.
Native support for 1600 MHz RAM.
Six (!) SATA III ports rather than the typical 2-4.
Limited overclocking ability - may cause issues with your processor.
Tends to have issues with the northbridge overheating.
Core unlocker doesn't work with all CPUs supported by the socket.
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