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Asrock 890GX Extreme3 Socket AM3 Motherboard

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Introduction to the Asrock 890GX Extreme3

The Asrock 890GX Extreme 3 has been a motherboard many people have been looking forward to seeing for some time now. There are a few reasons why this is. Many will say it's because of the new AMD 890GX chipset. Some will say it is one of the first 890GX chipset motherboards set to the standard ATX size. Yet, the biggest reason is the fact this is the first motherboard backed by the 890GX that supports the unlocking of cores on dual and triple core processors.

Now that AMD has removed the ACC feature from the CPU that many companies have relied on to unlock the extra cores on these processors, it is up to the motherboard manufacturers to use their brains to come up with a way for consumers to get the 'free CPU upgrade'. Asrock's way of doing this is called UCC. This is a simple BIOS option, implemented into the board. The UCC allows the unlock of extra cores when the processor is capable.