ASRock X79 Extreme9 Review & Specifications

ASRock X79 Extreme9 Socket 2011 Intel DDR3 Quad SLI Quad Crossfire SATA3 USB3.0 GbE ATX

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CPU: Socket 2011 Supports Intel Core i7 Processor; Support Hyper-Threading & Untied Overclocking Technology
Chipset: Intel X79
Memory: 8X DDR3-2400+(OC)/2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066 DIMMs, Quad Channel, non-ECC, un-buffered, Maxi capacity up to 64GB
Slots: 5X PCI-Express 3.0 X16 Slots(run at X8, NVIDIA Quad/ 3-Way/ SLI & AMD Quad/ 3-Way/ CrossFireX), 1X PCI-Express 2.0 X1 Slot
SATA: 4X SATA2 Ports, Support RAID 0/ 1/ 5/ 10; 8X SATA3 Ports(two Support RAID 0/ 1/ 5/ 10, six Support RAID 0/ 1); 2X eSATA3 Ports
Ports: 12X USB 2.0 Ports (6 rear, 6 by headers); 8X USB 3.0 Ports (4 rear, 4 by headers); 1X PS/2 Port; 2X eSATA3 Ports; 2X IEEE 1394a Ports (1 rear, 1 by headers); 1X RJ45 LAN Port
LAN: Broadcom BCM57781 PCI-Express X1 Gigabit Ethernet Controller

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Conclusion ASRock actually did a nice job with this board, it is a good value for the price, and has some nice features. We really like the addition of POST code and buttons to the Extreme4 line, and we do like the inclusion of the ATXU software to...


ASRock’s motherboards continue to make massive leaps forward in the enthusiast market. Both the X79 Extreme4 and X79 Extreme4-M look good, perform well and hold their own for overclocking. The absence of manual CPU strap adjustment is odd, and is...

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Intel's premier consumer desktop platform looks rather more tasty now that the chip giant is rolling out the £250 Core i7 3820 processor in the coming weeks.The goliath LGA2011 processors, of which there are now three, need an X79 motherboard...

Specs Overview

  • X79 Extreme9
  • X79-EXT9
Release Date February 2012
Socket LGA2011
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel X79
Supported Memory DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2400Mhz
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 8
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 0
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 8
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB

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