ASRock X79 Extreme11 Motherboard Review
After motherboards like the X79 Extreme9 and the Z77 OC, we can no longer called ASRock a second tier motherboard company when it comes to all out performance and features. Each of these motherboards display just what ASRock is capable of. The Z77 OC quickly became one of our favorite motherboards of all time. Its overclocking features rival those of ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI and honestly out did a couple of them when it comes down to the Z77 chipset.
But just when we thought they would not be able to top the feature rich X79 Extreme9 they up the ante with the granddaddy of them all with the Extreme11 featuring the same X79 chipset from Intel. The Extreme11 comes in at a very hefty price tag of $649 but ASRock did not hold out when it came down to packing the board with everything they had and more. Granted I could not fork over the money to obtain one of those off the shelf but there are many that can. So, is if worth it even to them? Lets check it out first.
ASRock’s take on the X79 Extreme11
ASRock is hitting the top end of Intel's motherboard chipset. This is ASRock's top-end board for a top-spec desktop chipset. The brand new X79 Extreme11, like most of ASRock's latest boards aimed at the enthusiast end of the market, is full to the brim with features. PLX PEX 8747 bridges let this board to run multi-GPU 4-Way SLI/CrossFireX in full x16 PCIe 3.0 speed, 8 SATA3/SAS ports (sourced from LSI™ SAS2308 controller) support LSI™ MegaRAID®, delivering 3.8 GB/s high transfer speed in RAID 0 mode, Creative Sound Core3D 7.1 CH HD Audio brings astonishing sound experience to user. This is a rare, superior motherboard that brings all luxurious components together, delivering the highest level of performance.