Asrock X79 Extreme 4 Review

(Motherboard)
X79 Extreme4

Above average (B) 3 reviews 01/2012
3 opinions (Excellent)
Product specification:
  • Socket Type: LGA2011, Socket …
  • Form factor: ATX
  • Maximum internal memory: 32 GB
  • Number of processors supported: 1
  • Audio channels: 7.1
  • Number of DIMM slots: 4 … more information


Micro Mart
Magazine 1193 (26 January-1 February 2012)
Place 1 out of 6
Score: 9

Value for money: 9, "Highly Commended"

Despite its slightly tacky gold highlights, the X79 Extreme4 is not just about the bling, and is actually a superb performer with interesting features such as an active cooler, a rare sight on an X79 board. Micro Mart were surprised by the speeds they were able to squeeze out of it and said there were no obvious drawbacks to mention, making this a superb offering for the money.

 
Bit Tech
1/2012
Single test
"great" (83%)

Value for money: 21 out of 25 points

ASRock's X79 Extreme4 looks good and performs well, say Bit-Tech. The X79 Extreme4 comes into its own with overclocking, though it did cause the CPU to become quite hot when Bit-Tech were testing it. There is no manual CPU strap adjustment which is strange but doesn't appear to be a big problem. There are however other motherboards that offer more.

 
TechRadar UK
12/2011
Single test
3.5 out of 5 stars

According to TechRadar, few system integrators will end up using the ASRock X79 Extreme 4, as it just isn't worth the money saving for a platform that isn't trustworthy. Implementation of XMP is weak, and EZ overclock is unreliable. It's a pity really, given that the features are pretty decent and the memory benchmark is superb.

 
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